Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

5th January - 27th January


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 31 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 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!

Looking for our Melbourne or Adelaide productions?

“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

Tickets and Venue

Ticket Prices

5 – 27 Jan 2019 (Various Times)

General Admission

Ticket Requirement – Everyone over 12 months

Off-Peak (Sunday to Thursday)

Tickets $22 – $25
Group (4) $85 – $90

On-Peak (Friday and Saturday)

Tickets $25 – $30
Group (4) $90 – $110



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) or 02 9011 7704 (Sydney). For Adelaide, please call our Melbourne office or send an email to


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

Getting here and getting around

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 

What to bring:

It’s up to you! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, cushions, or seat to sit on.


Sydney Botanic Gardens has numerous cafes available to purchase snacks and drinks. Please note that most of these cafes close at 4:00pm. Busby’s Cafe Bar is open until 7pm and located at Victoria Lodge – To get there, enter through Victoria Lodge Gate via Mrs Macquaries Road. 



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!


Further information

Food & Drink
Gold Class Packages