After a summer of outdoor family events, Theatr Clwyd is welcoming children's shows back into the building.

In the run up to pantomime season, there are many shows for families to enjoy, with something for everyone.

Fluttering into Theatr Clwyd this autumn is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

This spectacular show includes four family favourites by Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear..., 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, these delightful stories are brought to life from page to stage using charming music and 75 lovable puppets. Suitable for ages one year and above, these children's classics would make an excellent first-time theatre experience.

And the family fun doesn't stop there.

Same Same…But Different dances into Theatr Clwyd in October. This is a new family show by the Sonia Sabri Company, mixing Kathak, Contemporary and Street dance, live music and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

Three dancer-musicians conjure a magical atmosphere where we celebrate our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all. Suitable for ages fives years and above.

Roustabout presents This Islands Mine, filled with magic, music and mayhem. A playful and daring exploration of the place we choose to call home, for children and their families.

At a time when young people are questioning closely their own experiences, identities and education, the play's themes are more pressing than ever.

Set in the magical and comic world of Shakespeare's The Tempest, this vital new play encourages young people to explore complex and sensitive issues of colonisation, immigration and national identity: Where do I belong? Where is my home? Is it truly mine? Suitable for ages seven years and above.

Next up we have Meet Me A Tree – a very first opera. This is an interactive first opera for 0-2-year-olds and their carers. HurlyBurly invites you and your baby on a multisensory journey through a year in the life of a tree. With beautiful singing and relaxing music, at its core Meet Me A Tree is an opportunity to unwind and have fun for new parents, carers and babies.

Finally, we have Princess and The Pea. This one-hour of fun is packed with humour and memorable songs, including a romp through every type of princess you can imagine, with hilarious costumes to match.

In this new and updated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular story, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team will once again create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale.

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The Leader has an exclusive competition to win a family ticket (four tickets, must include at least one adult) to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

Just answer this question: What was the first thing that The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats in the story?

For your chance to win, simply send your answer and preferred showing date/time (November 2, 1.30pm or 4:30pm or November 3, 10.30am or 1.30pm) and name on a postcard along with your address, postcode and daytime telephone number by noon on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Newsquest Ltd, Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1XY or email your details - subject marked Hungry Caterpillar - to Don’t forget to include your daytime number as the winners may be notified by phone. The competition is not open to employees of Newsquest Ltd or the prize sponsor and their families.

If the competition is sponsored we reserve the right to send the details of your entry, including your contact details to the competition’s sponsor. For full terms and conditions visit Winners may be required to collect prizes in person, have their photograph taken and participate in local publicity.