Children's favourite Dear Zoo comes to the Yorkshire stage - where to see it and how to get tickets

Dear Zoo - the timeless children’s classic book- is on tour and coming to a theatre near you.

By Sue Wilkinson
Friday, 22nd March 2019, 8:20 am
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 11:53 am
Dear Zoo, based on the children's book, comes to the stage
Dear Zoo, based on the children's book, comes to the stage

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982.

It has sold more than eight million copies worldwide.

It's about a letter to the zoo from a child who wants a pet. They send various different animals, all of which prove unsuitable: the elephant is too big, the lion too fierce, the giraffe too tall, the monkey too naughty.

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Tour dates:

Bridlington Spa, Tuesday April 9 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm; Wednesday April 10 at 11am and 2pmTickets: 01262 678258 or

Harrogate Theatre, Wednesday April 17 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm; Thursday April 18 at 11am and 2pmTickets: 01423 502116 or

Theatre Royal, Wakefield, Sunday April 21 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm; Monday April 22 at 11am and 2pmTickets: 01924 211 311 or