Into The Woods



Dates: Wednesday 4 November – Saturday 7 November, 2020

Time: 7:30pm – 10.30pm (includes 30 minute intermission). Gates open 6.30pm | Additional Saturday matinee: 10:30am - 1pm (includes 30 minute intermission)

  • Wednesday 4 November - Tickets still available
  • Thursday 5 November - Tickets still available
  • Friday 6 November - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 7 November (AM) - Tickets still available
  • Saturday 7 November (PM) - SOLD OUT

Where: Plane Tree Lawn, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Cost: $35 General Admission | $30 (concession) 

Age: Suitable for 5 - 95 year olds!


From beloved Broadway duo Steven Sondheim and James Lapine and presented by Elephant in the Room Productions and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia as part of the Botanica Lumina program, with support from SA Power Networks.

Join your favourite fairy tale characters for a night of tears, laughter and intrigue under the stars!

A young maiden, downtrodden. A lad, poor and hungry. A little girl, unaware of the danger that follows. A couple, desperate to start a family. A witch, cursed and bitter. To find their fortunes these figures venture Into the Woods, but within these dark gardens lies more than they bargained for.

Elephant in the Room Productions is a performing arts company based in Adelaide, dedicated to producing and supporting new talent and works, and presenting ‘art with a social conscience’. Experience their thrilling new production of the beloved Broadway musical beneath a canopy of trees in the heart of your favourite garden!

As the sun goes down and the gardens transform into a stage, follow familiar figures from English folklore and the Brothers Grimm to find out what happens after Happily Ever After.

Settle in for a night that will move you as a star-studded cast of local South Australian talent take you Into The Woods.

Doors open at 6.30pm so bring a picnic and make a night of it (or pre-purchase a gourmet picnic box of delectable goodies from the Gardens Café and Kiosk), enjoy a drink or two under the evening sky, and relax on the lawns before the performance begins.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience Adelaide Botanic Garden after dark.

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Additional Information


Please note this event is outdoors, on grass, during springtime. Please consider the weather forecast and dress warmly if needed, wear appropriate footwear, and consider any allergies. The event will go ahead if wet, however, in the case of persistent heavy rain, very bad or severe weather, the performance may be cancelled. Ticket holders will be notified. Please keep your eye out on our Facebook page for updates.

Food and Beverage

Make a night of it by pre-ordering a Gardens Café and Kiosk picnic box – see the range available here. Please pre-order your picnic box with your ticket purchase.

Alternatively, you can pre-order your picnic box here any time before Friday 30 October, or by phoning 08 8223 4412.

Please note that picnic boxes will not be available to purchase on the night of the event.

A garden bar is available on the night for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, and sweet and savoury snacks will also be available to purchase on the night.

You could also consider complementing your evening with dinner at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, or choose from many other dining options in Adelaide’s East End.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic but please note there is no BYO alcohol.

Please use the bins provided or take all rubbish home with you.


The audience will be seated on the grass and chairs are not provided for this performance. Please bring your own picnic blankets or low chairs.

For those with mobility needs, please contact Elephant in the Room Productions directly at or by phone on 0424 525 731 to discuss. 


Entry and exit to the event is via the Friends’ Gate on Plane Tree Drive only.

Enjoy easy access to the event with ample parking on Plane Tree Drive.

The event has wheelchair access; however, patrons are advised that the event site will be on grass and undulated surfaces.

Download Adelaide Botanic Garden map


Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens’ flora. Keep your eyes out for the grey headed flying fox colony as it takes flight over the Garden at dusk – it’s a captivating sight. 

However, please do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare here.

COVID-safe planning

This event is held on Plane Tree Lawn in Adelaide Botanic Garden which is an outdoor space with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the experience whilst seated.

COVID-19 safe measures will be in place, including the ability for groups to comfortably social distance (1.5m).

Please remember to practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available on the night.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.

For more information on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the latest news page on our website.