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It’s over for another year, but what a season it has been! A big thanks to the Big Monkey team for a great season of family entertainment. We are looking forward to what the next 2016/17 season has to behold. Stay tuned for more later this year…

What was offered last season:

The always incredibly popular and lots of fun; Big Monkey Theatre presented:
Pinocchio in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardenspinocchio cast


Original Story by Carlo Collidi
Adapted by Les Winspear

Pinocchio the cheeky wooden puppet wants to have fun and live life to the full, but most of all he wants to be a real boy. As he sets out to fulfil his dream he is soon tricked and led astray, then forced to learn life’s lessons the hard way.

This is a timeless tale of adventure, mischief, hope and magic. A vibrant journey of the imagination where anything is possible and trouble is just around the corner.

Big Monkey Theatre’s colourful adaptation by Les Winspear, has all the charm of the original story by Carlo Collidi, with a cast of madcap characters and catchy songs to carry you through one of the most renowned children’s stories of all time.


 Season now closed, more next season.

Cast of Pinocchio 2015Dates School season – 19th Nov to 14th Dec 2015, Mon-Fri
Note: 15th Dec 2015 – possible performance day
No performances on Sat or Sun
Public season – 30th Dec 2015 to 24th Jan 2016, Wed to Sun
No performances on Mon or Tues

Times School season – 19th & 20th Nov at 11am / 23rd Nov to 15th Dec 2015 at 10am and 12.30pm (Mon to Fri)
Public Season – Wed to Fri at 11am, Sat at 2pm & 5pm, Sun at 2pm


03 6234 5998 Elizabeth Mall, Hobart

Theatre Royal
03 6233 2299 29 Campbell St, Hobart

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Shop
03 6166 0455

Ticket Prices:

Adults $25
Concession $18
Child (4-14 years) $12
Child (3 & under) FREE
10% discount for groups of 10 or more (4 years and over)

Concession:  Health care card holders, full time students, jobsearch recipients, Friends of RTBG, seniors and pensionersPinocchio single

In the event of bad weather (ie windy or really wet) call the Stage Manager one hour before show time.
Stage Manager: Joel Hoare 0419 721 955
Assistant Stage Manager: Josh Cawthon 0467 661 102

What to bring?:  Hat, sunscreen, picnic rug, picnic, jacket (if cool), umbrella or wet weather gear if raining a bit, smile, laughter, lots of friends

Questions: For more information about the SCHOOL SEASON:
Call Christine Bailey on 0438 722 137 or email:

For more information about the PUBLIC SEASON:
call Les Winspear on 0438 282 244



The winner of the Pinocchio Family Pass Competition held at the Spring Festival in October was: Lisa Whelan