Dear Zoo

Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 February
Tuesday: 1.30pm & 4.00pm
Wednesday: 10.30am & 1.30pm


Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere.

Join Ben…and his friend Sally…as they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Ben’s letter asking for a pet.  All kinds of familiar animals big and small arrive…but will they make a good pet?  Well…..wait and see!

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

 Dear Zoo, by author and illustrator Rod Campbell has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

The play is for children aged 2 years and upwards.

 This family favourite is brought to life by Norwell Lapley Productions. Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.

Join us at Chelmsford City Theatre to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!


Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: £13.00   
  • Schools: 10.00
  • Family: £50.00

Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £7.00

£1 off full price and standard concessionary tickets for Leisure Plus cardholders

Group Booking discount available (One in every ten free)

Part of the Pick 'n' Mix Season Ticket offer

A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and debit card payments made in person and by telephone