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The SpongeBob Musical
The SpongeBob Musical

The SpongeBob Musical

London, Greater London

About The SpongeBob Musical

It’s a beautiful Bikini Bottom day. Visit the pineapple under the sea via London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and book The SpongeBob Musical tickets now on TodayTix.

Based on the beloved animated Nickelodeon series, this musical brings all the popular cartoon characters to life. See Spongebob, Patrick Star, Squidward and more in this vibrant, joyful production for the whole family.

New York Theatre Guide raved about the Broadway production, praising the “rare feat to translate style and comedy from one genre to another… The Spongebob Musical captures all the silly, goofy, broadly camp, good-natured fun of the Nickelodeon TV series.” That’s also down to an exhilarating score comprised of songs from iconic pop and alt-rock musicians: David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, and Panic! at the Disco to name a few.

At the start of the musical, SpongeBob SquarePants is determined to prove that he is more than just a simple sponge. With his BFFs Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks by his side, SpongeBob SquarePants knows he can save his beloved hometown from an impending volcanic eruption. All they need is a bit of courage and a lot of drive. You don’t have to be a kid — or a SpongeBob aficionado — to appreciate the upbeat message of this buoyant show. So grab your scuba gear and dive down to Bikini Bottom for nonstop fun at The Spongebob Musical.

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Tell Me More

We know Spongebob Squarepants as a zany, vibrant animated character. But the original character came from the classroom. The Spongebob creator and former science educator Stephen Hillenburg sought inspiration from educational comics to create the titular sea sponge in order to teach marine biology. Most of the beloved characters from the show are anthropomorphic versions of actual sea creatures: Patrick is a starfish, Squidward is an octopus, and Sheldon J. Plankton is a crustacean called a copepod.

SpongeBob SquarePants debuted on Nickelodeon in 1999. Nearly 25 years later, the charming cartoon continues to captivate audiences. The Broadway musical, conceived by original director Tina Landau, debuted in 2016 in Chicago. When it transferred to Broadway, the show picked up 12 Tony Award nominations — making it the most nominated show of the season. The UK/Ireland tour began in spring 2023 and will anchor down at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in London this summer.

What To Watch For:

  • The laws of gravity don’t seem to pertain to sponges. Get ready to watch absolutely incredible physicality from SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, as they flip and cartwheel their way to the top of Mount Humongous.
  • As the gleefully villainous Sheldon J. Plankton, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s Divina De Campo leads T.I.'s mesmerising rap called “When the Going Gets Tough.”
  • Listen out for the catchy new tunes, including a hilarious pirate number by Sara Bareilles, the spunky “Hero is my Middle Name” by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, and the delightful opening number “Bikini Bottom Day” by Jonathan Coulton. Tom Kitt arranged all 15 original songs to let each composer’s trademark styles shine through.
  • Bikini Bottom is even based on a real coral reef called Bikini Atoll. Located in the Marshall Islands, Bikini Atoll became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010.
Start date

July 26th, 2023

End date

August 27th, 2023




Queen Elizabeth Hall - Southbank Centre



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