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Riverside Theatres presents
A Windmill Theatre Co Production

Grug and the Rainbow


Lennox Theatre


26 September - 27 September 2017

Event Type

Live Event

More stories based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior

Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand.

Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises.

Featuring exquisite puppetry and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this brand new show has been especially created for the next generation of our littlest theatregoers (and those who just love Grug).

Suitable for: Ages 1 – 5

*Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 27 September 10am
A social story for this performance will be available soon. Please check back here regularly for updates. In the meantime, please check our ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ tab for a social story on Lennox Theatre.

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 26 September 10am & 12pm
Wednesday 27 September 10am& 12pm

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Suitable for Preschool Groups

Curriculum Links:
EYLF: Outcome 5: Children and Effective Communication supports engaging with live theatre. Australian Curriculum: The Arts (Drama)

About the Venue – Lennox Theatre:
Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.

Access Points:
Access points are indicators that let you know aspects of a production or event that may provide groups with a higher level of engagement related to their needs. There are 5 access points relating to aspects of the storytelling of the production that may assist access. The access Grug and the Rainbow are:

  • Language: Easy (LE)
    The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.
  • Music (M)
    The production has a strong music focus (rather than a focus on language).
  • Visual Cues (VC)
    This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter other than just language.

Specific Access:
Find out about our accessibility options by clicking here
A social story for this performance will be available soon. Please check back here regularly for updates. In the meantime, please check download a social story on Lennox Theatre, below.
Download a social story about Lennox Theatre here: Lennox Theatre Social Story

$16 per student & additional teachers


We do our best to accommodate everyone, but shows fill fast. Additional performances are not always possible.


All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.


Complete online (preferred), fax, email or post your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email:
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then issue a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form as this is our main method of communication.


Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.


Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date. A reduction of numbers is not permitted after this date. If we do not receive payment at this point we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.

Please note, all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings.


Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process.


If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please email or call 02 8839 3308.

About Windmill Theatre Company

Windmill Theatre Company creates and presents incredible performances that captivate their audience’s imaginations and resonate deeply. The company’s artistic vision has created a unique and distinctive house style of theatre that makes true adventure and create ingenuity synonymous with the Windmill name.

Cast and Creatives

Sam Haren

Jonathan Oxlade


Grug, Cara and Snoot Puppet Construction:
Tamara Rewse

Set Construction:
Glen Finch Glenco
Robert Forrest

Technical Designer:
Chris Petridis

Recorded Vocals:
Lucas Stibbard

Photos by:

Shane Reid


“Jonathon Oxlade’s cleverly designed set is delightful…This production is far more than your average children’s show…Grug and the Rainbow is amongst the best children’s theatre you will find; don’t miss this gorgeous show.” – The Barefoot Review

“Windmill Theatre staff are experts at involving the children from the moment they arrive…Animated and exciting… through a mixture of story telling and puppetry…There are few things in life as delightful as hearing dozens of children chuckling, gasping and squealing with delight…Seamlessly packed into 40 minutes of animated entertainment…So much thought put into creating a positive theatre experience for a targeted age group.” – Glam Adelaide

“Windmill Theatre’s Grug enjoys a colourful re-birth…Another exquisitely simple set from Jonathon Oxlade, and the lightest touch from director Sam Haren, and the winning performances of three of our most popular children’s theatre actors, make Grug and the Rainbow a welcome addition to their repertoire.” – The Advertiser

“Director Sam Haren has harnessed every element – Jonathan Oxlade’s design magic, DJ TR!P’s funky composition, accessible storytelling and the puppetry itself – into a seamless whole, all performed in a tight 35 minutes: an ideal length for young attention spans.” – Sydney Morning Herald


Ticket Options

Members $23
Single Tickets $26
Family of 4 $88
Students/Teachers $16
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65

Available Dates

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Approximately 35 minutes (No interval), plus photo opportunity with puppets post-show

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