CCT presents "James and the Giant Peach"

Collingswood Community Theatre is excited to present the story of “James and the Giant Peach” live on stage at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ  08107. It’s a great show for the whole family!

The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York.

A tour guide brings a party of tourists (the audience) to see this major attraction, and James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. The insects play the other roles, like James’s cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and the epic journey across the Atlantic is acted out with live action, puppetry and storytelling in David Wood's masterful adaptation.

Show dates are Friday, October 5 at 10am and 6pm and Saturday, October 6 at 10am and 1pm.  All tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Join us on Saturday, October 6 to meet some of the real-life buggy stars of our story. Live insects (and other creepy crawlies) from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will take over the Scottish Rite between performances. Come face to face with cool critters, make your own silly shadow puppet, and enjoy some sweet snacks.

Purchase tickets for either Saturday performance – 10am or 1pm – and enjoy the party from 11am to 12:30pm. 

Reserved seating and special group rates are available for groups of 10 or moreGroups of 10 or more will pay $7 per person. If your group is interested in attending any of the performances, contact Terry at or by phone at (856) 854-0720 x128.

Make plans to join us for the show!