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.

Celebrating 10 years of performances in 2020, Ted Prior’s hugely popular character is brought to life in Windmill’s magical stage production. Having performed to more than 50,000 children and families worldwide, Grug is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers.

“He’s like the Elmo of Down Under.” New York

“One suspects the young audience members will remember this amiable little quality show forever.”  The Advertiser

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts


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

Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café and our foyer bar is open 60 mins prior to performances.

Looking to book a school visit?

Visit our School Bookings page to make your school booking.

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