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The Gruffalo's Child Image: © This dramatisation of THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD is based on the picture book THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children’s Books

The Gruffalo's Child

A magical musical adaptation of the best selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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A magical, musical production

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep, dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

If you love The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel which returns following previous sellout Australian tours. Join The Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the best selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

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The Gruffalo's Child Image: © This dramatisation of THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD is based on the picture book THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children’s Books
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In line with current NSW Government advice, all venues will have a reduced venue capacity of 50% (or a maximum of 1000 guests).

In order to maintain physical distancing within venues, tickets purchased early will be sold in family groups within a designated seating zone. Please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time. Your confirmed seating allocation will be provided to you on the day of the performance when you receive your eTickets. To ensure correct capacities, all people in the theatre must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months who can be seated on a parents knee with the purchase of a Babes in Arm ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in designated foyers spaces. For select shows, drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues. Please check specific event information closer to the performance date.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer adhering to COVID-safe rules.

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  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate for weeknights and weekends if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
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