The Natural History Museum debuts it’s own theatre with The Wider Earth

The Natural History Museum debuts it’s own theatre with The Wider Earth


When thinking about London’s great theatrical traditions, the Natural History Museum might not be the first place to come to mind. However the Museum is entering the play  playing host to the Award-winning drama The Wider Earth, a coming-of-age tale about the 22-year old Charles Darwin’s famous journey on the HMS Beagle, in a specially built 357-seat theatre in the Jerwood Gallery. The play is more than in keeping with the Museum’s celebration of the natural world and features 30 eye-catching articulated puppets which bring Darwin’s world to life.

Following sold-out seasons in Brisbane and Sydney, The Wider Earth finds the perfect home at the the Natural History Museum. The Museum is custodian to many of the specimens Charles Darwin collected on his expeditions and its 350 scientists continue in his footsteps of exploration and discovery, seeking solutions to the major issues facing the natural world. This will be the first time a performance-based theatre has been constructed in the Museum and adds an exciting new element to the wide-range of exhibitions and events which already attract over 4.5 million visitors every year.

The show is running from October 13th– December 30th with previews between October 2-12th

Tickets are available to be booked now at, Natural History Museum Members will receive a 10 per cent discount on tickets.

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