James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Dramatized by Richard R. George

After his parents’ tragic death by rhinoceros, James is sent to live with his horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. The contents of a magic bag transform an old peach tree into a portal to an amazing adventure with a host of fantastical creatures on a giant peach!

Recommended for 1st Grade and older.

For over 43 years, Main Street Theater has had a reputation for bringing thoughtful, entertaining, and fun adaptations of children’s books to life. Recently a social media post was made about our usage of cross-gender casting. This is a technique we have used for years (which has produced great humor!) to allow us to produce works with smaller casts. In addition, there was a question of the use of pronouns for the insects. True to Dahl’s book, the Glowworm explains that it is not a male but rather a female because male Glowworms do not light up.

We hope that you will reach out to our box office or school booking line if you need clarification on content. We are always happy to help!

Public Box Office: 713-524-6706

School Bookings Office: 713-524-9196

Parents can order mementos of your visit in advance and have them ready when you come to the theater. Orders may be placed by clicking the image to the left or scanning the QR code.


3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Ticket Prices: $18 – $28

Sundays, April 23 & 30, 2023 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 2023
at 10:30am & 1:30pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discounts for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays
April 19 – May 19, 2023
Performances are at 9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm
(No 12:30pm on April 19)

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April 30 at 12:30pm
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performance

Audio Described

April 30 at 3:30pm
Audio Described
Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

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May 6 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance


Seating Charts
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Recommended for 1st Grade and older
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.