Tinga Tinga Tales – The Musical

From Tinga Rain Productions
Nairobi, Kenya

"Jambo, human beings!" Welcome to TINGA TINGA TALES – THE MUSICAL, where Lion, Monkey, Elephant and their larger-than-life animal friends leap onto the stage from the pages of the beloved books and the popular international cartoon series. Chameleon needs some cheering up and Giraffe is in a sticky situation... Will the whole herd make it to the Festival of Colors? In a vibrant world bursting with rich harmonies, live African rhythms and infectious fun, join a wild cast of characters for a sing-along, dance-along, Tinga Tinga-tastic time!

"The future looks bright for Kenya's newest musical."Business Daily "A gloriously interactive and raucous stage musical"AfroMum "Talented actors and musicians, fantastic songs, extraordinary costumes & makeup" Mama Mgeni



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

70 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $25.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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What Kind of Show?

What Kind of Show?
Musical theater with live music

Friendly and lively


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms on stage in Tinga Tinga Tales – The Musical for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Tinga Rain Productions

Creator of Tinga Tinga Tales, Claudia Lloyd, first put Kenyan animation on the world map and now she's bringing it to the stage. The critically-acclaimed writer and producer has joined forces with world-renowned singer and composer Eric Wainaina and producer Sheba Hirst to create Tinga Rain Productions, a new theatrical endeavor showcasing the very best music and storytelling from Kenya. Celebrating the joy that comes from sharing stories, music and art, TINGA TINGA TALES – THE MUSICAL comes hot off the heels of an extended run in Nairobi.

Did You Know?

  • Claudia Lloyd's shelves must be pretty full; the creator of the animated TV series Charlie and Lola has won British Animation Awards, BAFTAs and was nominated for an Emmy.
  • Eric Wainaina, who performs as The Monkey in TINGA TINGA TALES – THE MUSICAL, is a pop star who has created some of Kenya's top-selling records. His first album, Sawa Sawa, sold more than two million copies!
  • The show is visually inspired by the Tingatinga art of Tanzania. Today, there are close to 700 Tingatinga artists who paint animals using bold, vibrant colors and intricate patterns and designs.


All The Way From...

Nairobi, Kenya
...Nairobi, Kenya


Nicknamed "moving discos" or "museums on wheels," Nairobi's matatus make up a majority of the city’s public transportation. Each one louder than the next, the colorful minibuses compete to attract Nairobi's 4.5 million commuters with graffiti-style artwork, flashy lights and onboard entertainment.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.