The Octonauts Live – A Review

During the half term I took my twins to see The Octonauts Live at my local theatre.

We went with friends and because I didn’t have many plans for the week off school (wanted to keep the diary free for some relaxing!) we were really looking forward to going out to watch the show.


My 5yr old twin boys are big Octonauts fans, they love the CBeebies TV series and have a huge collection of toys too, which they love to play with in the bath. They know all the names of the characters so as soon as we took our seats in the theatre and the light went down, they were beyond excited.

octonauts live

The show promised to be an amazing underwater adventure, and it delivered! With audience participation from the start, the actors really got the kids involved so that they believed they were all on this adventure together with the Octonauts! There were catchy singalong songs throughout, a fab storyline whereby the mission to ‘explore, rescue and protect’ took them to an underwater volcano that was about to erupt! There was just the right amount of suspense too… it was a race against time to rescue a tortoise and for Captain Barnacles to make it back to the Octopod in time! Would he succeed?

octonauts live

My boys were enthralled all the way through. During the second half there was a spectacular underwater light show, the background was dark and the puppeteers brought the sea creatures and Octonauts to life through fluorescent lights which looked truly amazing! So clever.

We’ve been to a few of these live shows now and I really think this was the best we’ve seen so far. A definite thumbs up from us, we had a great afternoon.

Octonauts liveOne of my twins having a right old boogie with his friend during the end song!

The show is touring till the end of July so if you want to buy tickets… and you really must, the kids will love it, you can check dates and find out other information about the show here.

Disclaimer: We were sent complimentary tickets for the Octonauts Live in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions our own.


  1. We went to see it some months back and it was a big hit with us.

  2. This looks like brilliant fun. It’s obvious the kids are having an amazing time from their huge smiles 🙂

  3. Looks like they had a blast. I am going to admit now my lads are older the Octonauts have passed me by! (however, they haven’t escaped my spell check which is great as I had no idea for to spell it

  4. Mellissa Williams says

    Looks fun for kids, and I bet some of the adults enjoyed it too!

  5. This sounds like a great show for you kids – and an excellent way to introduce them to live theatre.

  6. Cass@FrugalFamily says

    I have no idea what an Octonaut is but that looks like a lot of fun 😉

  7. Ohh this sounds such fun – I had a friend who went and had such a blast! x

  8. I haven’t got a clue what the Octonauts are, but it looks as though they had a great time x

  9. Slightly gutted that mine has grown out of Octonauts. We were at Sealife at the weekend and they were all over the place there.

  10. We are off to see them in April – cannot wait!

  11. Looks like they really enjoyed it!

  12. Ha looks like a lot of fun

  13. Ah great, we’re going to see this in a few weeks and it looks brilliant, I can’t wait now!

  14. been wathcing this for a while my kids love this prigramme

  15. We adore the Octonauts – so glad their show delivered! My husband does the voice of Captain Barnacles of the boys, hahahah…

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