Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Sydney this summer, bringing to life Kenneth Grahame's immortal story of life on the riverbank.

The Wind in the Willows is over for another Summer! But don't worry - we will be back next year! To keep up to date with all of our news and our 2016-2017 Season, be sure to sign upto our e-newsletter here.

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (03 8676 7511) or at the on-site box office from 1 hour prior to the show. Online sales close 90 minutes prior to the show opening, but don't worry! You will be able to purchase tickets at the on-site box office!

This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young 'rabbits' are encouraged to get involved in the action, and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Celebrating 28 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and 15 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australia's best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, pack the kids and join in the fun!

 

"You'll enjoy it no matter what age you are"  Sun Herald

"Pure charm for adults and children alike"  The Age

BOOKINGS

To book your tickets to The Wind in the Willows, please click here

Ticket Type

Ticket Price

Single (any person over 12 months) $25
Family (4 people of any age) $90

 

Please note; A $5.50 transaction fee applies to all bookings

PHONE BOOKINGS:   call 03. 8676 7511 a $5.50 transaction fee applies

GIFT CERTIFICATES: call 03 8676 7511 for Melbourne Gift Certificates and (02) 9011 7704 for Sydney Gift Certificates

Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?: Pack a picnic full of goodies that you like to eat and drink, a rug to sit on, a hat and some sunscreen.

THINGS I SHOULD KNOW?: The production takes place in two locations. Roughly 45 minutes into the production all the audience make a move to another area of the garden. If you require assistane with this move, please notify Box office staff - they will be happy to help. Once moved, the show does not return to the original location, so make sure you pack everything up.

WHAT AGE GROUP IS THIS SHOW BEST FOR?: This production is great for all ages. Best enjoyed by aged 3 and up, but younger children will enjoy the movement and songs. The show is interactive, and everyone gets a chance to help save the day! There are lots of jokes for the big kids as well as the little kids.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS TOO WET OR TOO HOT?: Please click here for our in Inclement weather policy

 

The Wind in the Willows is playing at both the Melbourne and Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens this summer, click which venue you would like to find out more about!

 


SYDNEY , Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

 

SYDNEY'S PERFORMANCE DATES:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  Friday   

Saturday

Sunday 

4th Jan

No Performances

5th Jan

No Performances

6th Jan

6pm -CANCELLED*

RBG SYDNEY

7th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
8th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
9th Jan

10.30am Performance

(no pm show)

RBG SYDNEY
10th Jan

 

No Performances

11th Jan

No Performances

12th Jan

No Performances

13th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
14th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
15th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
16th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
17th Jan

No Performances

18th Jan

No Performances

19th Jan

No Performances

20th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
21st Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
22nd Jan     

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
23rd Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG SYDNEY
24th Jan

No Performances

 

Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney see here for a map. Enter through any gate and make your way to the Harbour side of the main pond.

When: Performances are 10.30am and 6pm, Wednesday - Saturday from the 6th of Jan - 23rd of Jan. Please note: there is no 10.30am performance on the 6th of Jan and no 6pm performance on the 9th of Jan. The performance runs for 90 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE:  The use of cameras, video or sound recording equipment is not permitted during the performance.


MELBOURNE, Royal Botanic Gardens

MELBOURNE'S PERFORMANCE DATES:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

     

24th Dec

10.30am Performance

No PM Show

RBG Melbourne

25th Dec

No performances today

26th Dec

No Performances today

27th Dec

No Performances today

28th Dec

No Performances today

29th Dec

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
30th Dec

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
31st Dec

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
1st Jan

No Performances

RBG Melbourne
2nd Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne

3rd Jan

 

No Performances today

4th Jan

No Performances today

5th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
6th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
7th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
8th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
9th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne

10th Jan

No Performances today

11th Jan

No Performances today

12th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
13th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
14th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
15th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
16th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne

17th Jan

No Performances today

18th Jan

No Performances today

19th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
20th Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
21st Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
22nd Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne
23rd Jan

10.30am & 6pm

RBG Melbourne

24th Jan

No Performances today

WHERE: MELBOURNE - Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne enter via Gate F on Birdwood Avenue, see here for Melbourne map

PLEASE NOTE:  The use of cameras, video or sound recording equipment is not permitted during the performance.


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