Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic story, is coming to life in the beautiful gardens of Rippon Lea House and Gardens and Geelong Botanic Gardens for the summer holidays. All the crazy characters will be there!

Join Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole and follows the White Rabbit into the fun and magical world of Wonderland. She will get taller and smaller, dance with the Dodo, talk with a Caterpillar, sneeze with the Duchess, have tea with the Mad Hatter and keep her head from the Queen of Hearts.Alice Rippon Lea 2014

This captivating promenade children’s production will keep the whole family enthralled and entertained with acrobatics, shouting, singing, dancing and riddles and rhymes. There’s lots of fun participation for the kids and even the adults have to turn into cards and march behind the Queen of Hearts – or it’s off with their heads!

Glenn Elston, best known for his productions of Shakespeare Under the Stars and “The Wind in the Willows”, has adapted the book into a dynamic and highly enjoyable production that entertains all ages.


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Join Alice and her madcap friends!

Please note; A $7.70 transaction fee applies to all booking

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PHONE BOOKINGS:   call 1300 122 344 – a $7.70 transaction fee applies
GIFT CERTIFICATES: purchase securely online or call 1300 122 344

Cash sales from the on-site box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).


DATES: 2 January  to 24 January 2014
Thursday 2 January at 11am & 6pm,  Friday 3 & Saturday 4 January 11am only

No performances Monday 6 – Saturday 11 January

Monday 13 January – Friday 17 January 11am & 6pm, Saturday 18 January 11am only
Monday 20 January – Thurs 23 January 11am & 6pm
Friday 24 January 11am only Final performance

WHERE: 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick  see map
Season prices:   Single tickets, $25, Family of four (1 ticket admits four people of any age) $90,

Please note that all persons over 12 months of age require a ticket

DATES: 28 & 29 December 2013
WHEN: 28 Dec at 11am and 2pm, 29 Dec 11am only
WHERE: Cnr Podbury Drive and Eastern Park Drive, Geelong (Melways Ref 452 F4) see map

Season prices:   Single tickets, $25, Family of four (1 ticket admits four people of any age) $90,

Please note that all persons over 12 months of age require a ticket

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


How long does the performance go for?
The performance lasts for approximately 1.5 hours and moves once during the performance to a new location in the gardens (about 200m walk).
From what time can we arrive?
  The performance area is open to ticket holders from one hour prior to the start time.
Do I have to book or can I buy a ticket when I get there?
Booking is advised, however you can buy tickets on arrival at the on-site box office (cash only, no credit card facilities).
For what ages is it suitable?
The performance is suitable for children of all ages, and is fun for all the family including grownups.
What sort of show is it?
Alice in Wonderland is children’s theatre and contains some songs as well.
Do I have to buy a ticket for my baby or toddler?
Please note toddlers 12 months and up require a ticket as well as all children and adults. Babes in arms under 12 months are admitted free and do not require a ticket.
It's held outside isn't it? Are there chairs? What do we bring?
The performance is held outdoors in the beautiful environs of the Rippon Lea House and Gardens. It is a picnic style event and no seating is provided. Please bring a blanket or cushions to sit on, a picnic full of all the goodies you like to eat and drink, and sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. Warm clothes for the 6pm show is a good idea as sometimes it can get cool in the early evening.
Can we bring our own food and drink?
Yes, please feel free to bring a picnic full of all the goodies you like to eat and drink. And remember, please use rubbish bins provided or take your rubbish with you after the show.
How do we get there?
Public transport is advised as parking can sometimes be difficult to find or be a long walk from the gardens.

Rippon Lea House and Gardens – Elsternwick
Train: the property can be easily accessed by train with a 5 minute walk from Rippon Lea Station.
Tram: catch Tram Route 67, Stop 42 Tram Tracker ID 2042, (to Carnegie) – Tracker Stop ID 1042, (to Melbourne University) tram. TRACKER: For real-time tram information visit:
Bus: the 216 or 219 Bus departs from Queen Street in the City on the south east corner of Queen and Collins Streets. Depending on traffic the journey takes 30 – 45 minutes. There is a stop directly outside Rippon Lea Estate. Ask the driver to set you down at the first stop after Glen Eira Road.
Car: there is limited parking in surrounding streets. Melways ref 67 F2.


Is the performance site accessible for those with mobility issues?
All performance sites are accessible by paved footpaths, however there are some grassy areas. Production staff are available to assist if required.
We can't go on the day we booked for, can I change my tickets to another date?
  We appreciate that circumstances change so yes, your tickets may be transferred to another session. Please call 1300 122 344 during business hours Monday to Friday or email your booking details to including your order number, booking name, number of tickets, mobile number, session booked for and preferred new session.
What happens if it rains?
Call 1300 122 344 for a weather update. Usually performances do proceed if there is only very light misty drizzle.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If the Australian Shakespeare Company cancels the performance due to inclement weather your tickets will be valid for another performance during the same production season (call 1300 122 344 to re-book).
If it is not possible for you to attend another performance during the same production season we provide a credit note for the value of your tickets (not including any handling fees), valid for at least 12 months from your original performance date.

A credit note will only be offered if the performance is cancelled.
When a performance is cancelled  in advance of the start time due to inclement weather we make every effort to inform ticket holders by SMS or telephone.