Robert Wilson and CocoRosie: Jungle Book

27 - 31 Mar 2024

A scene from the stage adaptation of Jungle Book featuring 5 performers in costume
27 - 31 Mar 2024
The Hall, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ
Standard tickets £30, Affordable Concession tickets £15, Aviva £10 tickets

We’re putting art in the heart of Manchester, within reach of everyone; and have affordable options including £10 tickets for those on limited incomes.

For information about who qualifies for £10 and affordable tickets, visit our Affordable Ticketing Policy page

To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm) or email

Wednesday 27 March: 7pm 

Thursday 28 March: 7pm 

Friday 29 March: 7pm 

Saturday 30 March: 2.30pm

Sunday 31 March: 2.30pm 


Recommended for ages 6+. Please note some scenes feature loud and sudden noises which some people might not enjoy, and is not suitable for children under 3. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18.
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

Accessibility features available for this event: Captioning Audio Description BSL Interpreting Wheelchair Access

Jungle Book swings into town in a spellbinding stage production from visionary director Robert Wilson with original live music from CocoRosie

Step into the enchanting world of the Jungle Book. See the timeless tale of mancub Mowgli and friends transformed by the extraordinary imagination of director Robert Wilson – a creator of unmissable theatre experiences who’s known world over for his distinctive style.

A thrilling piece of theatre perfect for school-aged children and adults alike, this retelling of the classic story shines a light on tolerance, friendship and humanity – celebrating childhood and all things wild and wonderful.

See Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and pals come to life through stunning set designs, dazzling costumes and a dreamy new soundtrack.

Co-produced by Factory International, Jungle Book has already wowed audiences of all ages in Paris, Florence and Antwerp, before arriving in Manchester for its very first shows in English. Soundtracked live by original music from CocoRosie, director Robert Wilson has crafted a magical show set to delight both children and adults.

Ready to roar with laughter and let your imagination run wild? Welcome to the Jungle Book.

Image: Lucie Jansch



Writer Eliza Williams explores Wilson’s visionary style and his step into making theatre for all the family.


We have a range of affordable tickets, including options from £10 for those who may need them. You can find out more about our Affordable Ticketing Policy here.

For ticketing and box office related enquiries, please contact or call 0333 322 8679 (phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm).

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Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

An original production by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris

Creative team

Direction, set and lighting design Robert Wilson

Music and lyrics CocoRosie

Costume design Jacques Reynaud

Associate director Charles Chemin

Associate set designer Annick Lavallée-Benny

Associate lighting designer Marcello Lumaca

Associate costume designer Pascale Paume

Sound design Nick Sagar

Make-up design Manu Halligan

Musical direction Douglas Wieselman

With Caroline Breton, Aurore Déon, Naïs El Fassi, Roberto Jean, Jo Moss, Aline Belibi, François Pain-Douzenel, Gaël Sall, Dira Sugandi

Musicians Takuya Nakamura, Zuzana Leharová, Tez, Matt Bauder

Sets, props and costumes made by the Atelier du Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Prosthesis made by Daniel Cendron

Production credits

Produced by Theatre de la Ville-Paris.

Coproduced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Festival international de la Métropole de Lyon – Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf – Factory International, Manchester – Teatro della Pergola, Florence – deSingel, Antwerp – Festspielhaus St. Pölten

In association with Edm Productions – Elisabetta Di Mambro

Access information

Our full address is Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ and the what3words is

You can approach Aviva Studios along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield). Both entrances to the building have double sets of glass doors.

To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm) or email

Access bookings can be made by email or phone. They are also available in person at Aviva Studios.

Once inside Aviva Studios, there is step-free access to all areas of the venue. The flooring throughout the building is smooth concrete.

The entrance to the Hall is by lift, escalator or stairs from one side of the Social beside the brick arches. There is only one escalator, and this will take you up to the Hall before the show, and will be reversed so that you can travel down at the end of the performance.

The Social has a range of seating, including those with arms and backs.

The bars in the Social and Hall Foyer have lowered accessible service points.

Our building is large. We have portable stools available to borrow if you would benefit from resting along the way during your visit.

We have wheelchair spaces and seats at standing events for all events.

There is step-free access to all areas of the venue, with lift access to the Warehouse from the Social, and lift and escalator access to the Hall from the Social. The escalator leading to the Hall foyers usually works in the direction of audience flow, so it will take you up before the performance, and the same escalator will bring you down at the interval or at the end of the show.

There are accessible toilets on all public levels of our building.

Accessible toilets are located inside the main toilets space in the brick arches of the Social.

Here you’ll find a mixture of accessible cubicles with left- or right-hand transfer, towards the back of the space, as well as ambulant accessible cubicles with grab rails, as well as a Changing Places facility.

The toilets in the brick arches of the Social are split into male, female and gender neutral – all of which contain accessible cubicles. There are shared handwashing facilities in each arch – they have soap dispensers under the mirrors to your left and dryers to the right. There are separate handwashing facilities inside the accessible cubicles.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in both Hall Foyers, at stalls and circle level.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in the Warehouse Foyer.

You do not need a key to use the accessible toilets at Aviva Studios.

Assistance dogs are welcome in our building, and we can provide mats and water bowls on request, just ask a host when you arrive. We can also take care of your assistance dog if you do not want to take your dog into the performance space. Please also refer to our assistance dogs policy.

If you are bringing an assistance dog to a ticketed event, please let us know in advance by contacting or calling our access phone number: 0161 817 4531 (phone lines are open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

There is an audio described performance of Jungle Book on Saturday 30 March at 2.30pm.

There is a BSL-interpreted and captioned performance of Jungle Book on Sunday 31 March at 2.30pm.

Recommended for ages 6 and over. Please note some scenes feature loud and sudden noises which some people might not enjoy, and is not suitable for children under 3.

Travel information

The building can be approached along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

The Water Street route is the quickest way to arrive at our City Square entrance.

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

By Bike

There are 40 bike parking spaces at Aviva Studios including space for two accessible bikes.

National Cycling Route 6 passes close to the venue and this TfGM webpage can help with route planning.

You can also hire bikes from on-street docking stations across the city centre. The closest docking stations to our venue are currently on Deansgate by Liverpool Road and (400m from the building) and by King Street (500m from the building). Take a look at Transport for Greater Manchester’s webpage for advice on cycle hire.

By Walking and Other Active Means

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street via Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

If you're coming from Quay Street, the safest route to avoid construction works is via the cut-through opposite Gartside Street and past

All footways in the surrounding area are well lit and there are appropriate crossings across all main roads.

Pedestrians with visual impairment are recommended to approach the building via Water Street, from Liverpool Road. This route has traditional carriageway and footway design with fixed street furniture which should help with navigation to the entrance.

A footbridge at Left Bank in Spinningfields provides an accessible link across the River Irwell to Salford Central station, and a further footbridge also links Aviva Studios with the Salford area of Middlewood Locks.

Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations, and near to Aviva Studios along Deansgate, Bridge St and Quay St. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website.

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from Aviva Studios at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from Aviva Studios at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are a small number of Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

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