• Covid-19 update: Friday, 8 October 2021

    From Friday, 8 October 2021 at 4pm, QPAC will be open and operating at 100% capacity and masks are to be worn at all times.

New performance added on Monday, 18 October 2021 at 9:30am and 12:30pm!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood...

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia!

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and above and their grown-ups...

“While your children are having a whale of a time at The Gruffalo, you will too.” The Courier-Mail
“Funny, charming and smart ... brings the house down.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Beg, borrow or steal tickets. Your kids will love you for it.” Stage Whispers

Download The Gruffalo activity sheets here! [pdf 1.7MB]


    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are mandatory in our foyers and theatres.

    All patrons are required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption (aged 16 years or older). Find out more

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and The Gruffalo. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by QPAC
CDP with Tall Stories’ production of The Gruffalo
based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler 1999 - Macmillan Children’s Books

Pricing Guide

SCHOOLS i ADMISSION $29 1 teacher free per 10 students

^Price listed is per person. Must be purchased within the same transaction.

Children 18 months and under are free on the knee

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.


  • Education Notes for Teachers and Students

    Education Notes for The Gruffalo

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