Skip to main content


All tickets$16.00

A Windmill Theatre Company Production
Based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior.

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.

Having performed to more than 50,000 children and families worldwide, Grug is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers.

Click here for the sensory guide

Director Sam Haren
Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Composer DJ TR!P
Puppet Maker & Consultant Tamara Rewse

"He’s like the Elmo of Down Under."- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"One suspects the young audience members will remember this amiable little quality show forever." - THE ADVERTISER
"Grug with his wonderful big eyes is surprisingly expressive for a little haystack." - THE ADVERTISER
"Who’d have thought so much fun would come from the top of a Burrawang tree." - SUNDAY MAIL
"Windmill has again created a show in which children can wonderfully discover the magic and the fun and play in theatre." - AUSTRALIAN STAGE
"Everything theatre should be: imaginative, expertly performed and completely captivating." - STATE THEATRE NJ

Grug is a Windmill Theatre Company production. Originally produced in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival. 

Windmill Theatre Co is supported by the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. 

Grug logo banner



The Venue: The Capital


Terms and Conditions

Click here to read our full terms and conditions

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.