Bluey’s Big Play stage show arrives in the UK and Ireland, for real life!

Smash-hit show produced by Andrew Kay and Cuffe & Taylor with Windmill Theatre Co for BBC Studios will visit following sell-out shows across Australia and the US.

For the first time ever, hit theatre tour Bluey’s Big Play will visit the UK following sell-out shows across Australia and the US.

Bluey’s Big Play, a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the BAFTA & Emmy® award-winning children’s television series produced by Ludo Studio which airs on Disney+ and CBeebies, will hit the road in December this year and tour the UK and Ireland until summer 2024.

★★★★★ “A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show” - The Guardian

“There’s no better show to inspire a lifelong love of the stage in your littlies” - Courier Mail, Brisbane

“This show has to be one of the best, if not the best, pieces of children's theatre and family theatre that I've ever seen.” –Broadway World

With an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Bluey’s Big Play will go on sale on Friday 30 June at 10am.  The tour will visit iconic venues across the UK including a Christmas run at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London from 20th December. For more information and presale tickets for Bluey fans visit

Audiences of all ages will get to see Bluey, her younger sister Bingo and Mum & Dad Bandit and Chilli, as they’ve never seen them before, as Bluey & Her family  embark on their first live theatre show, made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, live actors, and iconic sets.

Bluey’s Big Play is produced by Andrew Kay and Cuffe & Taylor with Windmill Theatre Co for BBC Studios.

Natasha Spence, Head of Attractions at BBC Studios Live Entertainment said: “Following the incredible reaction to the live theatre show in the US and in Australia, we are so excited to bring Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show to fans across the UK and Ireland.”

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show to UK and Ireland audiences premiering at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in December,” said director Rosemary Myers of Windmill Theatre Company. “The response to the show from fans across Australia and the U.S.A has been nothing short of amazing and we can't wait for UK families to experience all the fun and excitement of having Bluey and her family on stage live in their city."

Ben Hatton, SVP of Arts and Entertainment for Cuffe and Taylor said: "We are truly honoured to be presenting Bluey's Big Play alongside our esteemed partners. This phenomenal show brings the beloved characters of Bluey to life on stage, and we cannot contain our excitement for audiences to experience the magic and joy it will bring”.

The stage show has enjoyed much success in Australia, where it premiered in Bluey’s hometown Brisbane and went on to perform 447 times across 65 venues, including the Sydney Opera House. The tour is currently in the US where it’s played at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the iconic Chicago Theatre. A Canadian tour was also announced earlier this year. Bluey’s Big Show has been seen by nearly 1 million fans worldwide.

Since bursting on to TV screens in Australia in 2018, Bluey has enjoyed a plethora of critical success at home and abroad, recently winning a 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Award in the International category and picking up its consecutive fourth AACTA Best Children’s Programme award to add to an International Emmy and numerous awards for craft and production around the world.

A ratings hit, Bluey is the #1 children’s show in Australia, #1 on Disney Junior in the UK, and the #1 rated show on CBeebies in the UK. Bluey also remains popular on Disney+, which has first-window broadcast rights for Bluey in the UK. Ten new episodes of the beloved animated series will be available on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland on 12 July.




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Click HERE for a link to production shots  ( Credit Madison Square Gardens)

Click HERE for artwork @Ludo Studio

Click HERE for announcement videos


About Bluey

Bluey is produced by BAFTA & Multi Emmy® Award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC KIDS (Australia) and co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios Kids & Family. Financed in association with Screen Australia, Bluey is proudly 100% created, written, animated, and post produced in Brisbane Queensland, Australia, with funding from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Government.

About Ludo Studio

Ludo Studio is a BAFTA, multi-Emmy® and Logie award-winning Australian studio that creates and produces original scripted drama, animation and digital stories that are authored by incredible local talent, distributed globally and loved by audiences everywhere.

About BBC Studios Kids & Family

BBC Studios Kids & Family is an integral part of the BBC Studios content powerhouse – a global company with bold British creativity at its heart. Formed in 2022 with the move of BBC Children’s In-house Production into BBC Studios Productions,  combines into one team, the exceptional talent and expertise of BBC Children’s In-House Production alongside the global insight, content sourcing, investment, customer and brand experience within BBC Studios, to seamlessly take content from conception, development and production to investment, franchise management and distribution.

BBC Studios Kids & Family identifies, secures and nurtures great projects and turns them into global and local hits suitable for the CBeebies branded services and other major broadcast platforms and markets.   With specialist knowledge of what makes young audiences tick, BBC Studios Kids & Family understands the market opportunity and provides the conditions that allow ideas to develop and flourish.

The division’s multi-genre portfolio includes some of the most exciting and successful franchises in the world, with BAFTA and International Emmy winning craft and storytelling, including Blue Peter, Bluey, Get Even, Hey Duggee, JoJo & Gran Gran, My Mum Tracy Beaker, Sarah & Duck and Something Special.  Its productions air on BBC Children’s in the UK, on the multi-territory CBeebies and BBC Kids branded services and on leading content platforms around the world.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group with profits (EBITDA) of £226 million on sales of £1.6bn (21/22). Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents, with three-quarters of its revenues from non-BBC customers including Discovery, Apple and Netflix.  Around 2,400 hours of award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Bluey and Doctor Who., BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, has 139 million unique browser visits each month.

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About HVK Productions

HVK Productions is part of the Andrew Kay group of companies, an international theater Producer and concert Promoter based in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew Kay AM has presented, produced and co-produced countless award-winning theatrical, musical and live stage events. Andrew has been one of Australia’s leading producers and presenters of children's theater including Hi-5, Bananas in Pyjamas, Cat in The Hat, Giggle and Hoot, Hairy Maclary, The Fairies, LazyTown, ABC Christmas Spectaculars,  Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians and Barmy Britain, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Most recently he has produced the very popular Dan TDM Live and multiple tours of Operation Ouch Live and Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Live.

Other notable artists presented include three-time Grammy winners the Soweto Gospel Choir, Kathleen Battle, Nigel Kennedy, Kevin McCloud, Yehudi Menuin, David Helfgott, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, Patricia Routlege, Wynton Marsalis and Louis Theroux.

About Windmill Theatre Company

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Windmill Theatre Company has a global reputation as a leading producer of theater for children, teenagers and families. Each year the company performs in its hometown, and tours across Australia and around the world. Over the last 17 years, Windmill has presented 63 productions including 36 brand new Australian works, performing to young audiences in 287 cities and towns across 30 countries. 

About Cuffe & Taylor

Cuffe & Taylor is one of the UK’s top live music, theatre and event promoters. Established for more than 10 years and part of the Live Nation family, they present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK filling football stadiums, arenas, theatres and major historical sites.

Cuffe & Taylor’s roster of artists is extensive and varied including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lewis Capaldi, Sir Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Kylie, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, George Ezra, The Strokes, Sam Fender and Def Leppard. They also operate a hugely successful theatre touring department across the UK and internationally programming thousands of nights of entertainment ranging from live podcasts, screen-to-stage TV adaptations and musical theatre. In 2023 they were recipients of an Olivier Award, for Best Family Show, for their original production of ‘Hey Duggee - The Live Theatre Show’.

About Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit