Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 to Sunday 26 Jan 2020

Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria (Melbourne)

Enter F Gate (Birdwood Ave)

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.


Now playing for over 30 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun!


This performance runs for 90 minutes with one small move between two locations (The Riverbank and Toad Hall).

“You’ll love this production

no matter
what age you are!”

The Herald


The performance is pure charm for
adults and children alike”

The Age

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Tickets and Venue

Ticket Prices

Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 to Sunday 26 Jan 2020

Various Times 

Children under the age of 12 months do not require a ticket!


General Admission

Off-Peak (Sunday to Thursday)

Tickets $25
Group (4) $90

On-Peak (Friday and Saturday)

Tickets $30
Group (4) $110


VIP Packages are not offered at Family Theatre performances.


Performance Run Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes (No Intermission)



ASC are here to help you and make the most out of your experience with us, so please let us know your individual requirements when booking. You can contact us on 03 8676 7511 (Melbourne).


As our performances take place outside we do not have hearing assistance. Only trained service animals will be permitted on site.


To reach the performance site, large areas of grass need to be traversed. Please leave plenty of time to reach the performance site.

Getting here and getting around

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

The Performance Area opens 60 Minutes before each performance.

What to bring:

It’s up to you! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, cushions, or seat to sit on. Or have your dinner delivered and get everything you need on site.

Need more help?

Check out our FAQ or contact us!

Eating & Drinking

You are very welcome to bring a hamper of all your favourite goodies. 


Please remember to pick up all your rubbish and use the bins provided.


Our productions take place outdoors and there is no cover. Please consider bringing a hat, coat, blanket, sunscreen and a water bottle when attending. (Please note that umbrellas cannot be raised during performance times). 


Dressing up is optional and encouraged for all our shows!


Please note, that performances take place on grass.


Further information