The Wind in the Willows

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens
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Listing Category: Activities and Classes, Performing Arts, Family Days Out, Outdoor Activities, School Holidays, and Live Shows/ConcertsListing Tags: children, dance, entertainment, family, music, school holidays, and Summer

  • About

    The Australian Shakespeare Company proudly presents

    The Wind in the Willows

    Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and the “famous”  Mr Toad as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne this Summer, in Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank.

    Set at the start of a glorious Spring season, this timeless classic begins with an unlikely, lifelong friendship when Mole meets Ratty one day. Through Ratty, Mole meets Badger, Otter, Portly and Toad, and the motley group end up on wonderful and wild adventures –  battling foes, supporting each other, and learning about the importance of friendship.

    A Melbourne institution, The Australian Shakespeare Company’s season of The Wind in the Willows has now been seen by generations of Australians. First playing in the Royal Botanic Gardens in 1987, this critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs, and laughs.

    There’s 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. Children are encouraged to get involved in the action and given every opportunity to sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults alike, this is interactive theatre at its best.

    The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment. Bring the kids, family and friends, pack a picnic and join in the fun!

    ★★★★★ “unmissable” – Glam Adelaide
    “You’ll enjoy it no matter what age you are” – Sun Herald
    “Pure charm for adults and children alike” – The Age

    20 December, 2018 – 27 January, 2019
    Tues – Sun, 10am and 6pm (times vary – please see booking link for full details)
    Tickets: $25 – $110 (please see booking link for full details)
    **Early Bird Tickets available until the 1st of December
    Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at
    Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – F Gate (enter via F Gate, near the Shrine of Remembrance: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra)

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    Early Bird Tickets available until the 1st of December, 2018

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