Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly, and, of course, Mr Toad as they bring Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank to the stage
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 over 30 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and over 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment.
This is a picnic seating event, and patrons are welcome to bring any food or drinks that you would like as well as picnic blankets, wet weather gear, and sun protection. Please note that The Wind in the Willows is an interactive show and will move to different locations throughout the performance.
Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly.
Callum O'Malley Head Chief Rabbit
Paul Morris Weasel
Sarah Krndija Mole
Kaya Byrne Ratty
Alex Cooper Otter
Maverick Newman Badger
Ryan Hawke Toad
Olivia Brito Portly
James Sonnemann Portly
Saxon Gray Cover - Rat, Toad, Weasel
Lachlan Watts Cover - HCR, Badger
Cristina Wells Cover - Mole
19 December 2020 to 24 January 2021
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - F Gate
100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000
Gates open 1 hour prior to the performance start time
$20 to $30 Per Person over 12 Months Old
1 Hour 30 MinsDownload Program
Programs during our 2021 season are being posted as PDFs on our website and may not be available onsite. Venue InformationTicketing FAQsSchool Bookings
Your safety is very important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following Victorian and NSW government guidelines and expert public health advice.
Our team is hard at work to ensure we are able to welcome you to our COVID Normal events this summer!
You can exchange your tickets up to 3 hours prior to the performance time. You can do it online or call our box office team on 03 8676 7511. There is no charge for ticket exchanges.
Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas.
If the performance or season can not proceed due to COVID, you will be entitled to a refund, exchange to another production or a life time credit note for use any of our future productions.