A Year with Frog and Toad

Sun Nov 7, 09:30 - Thu Dec 23, 10:30
National Children's Theatre - Outdoor Imagination Theatre


They’re back after a long winter hibernation!


Yes, its time to have fun with perky Frog and worrywart Toad!

Arnold Lobel’s story takes us on a happy trip following the adventures of upbeat Frog and fusspot Toad as the two amphibians and their animal and bird friends live through the seasons.


This delightful musical weaves together the well known and well loved short stories, and we see how real friends encourage and take care of each other. They play together, tell stories and find ways to make each other happy. And we see how they deal with the challenges of daily living – waiting for seeds to grow, embarrassed at being seen in a swim suit, sending a letter by snail mail (real snail mail!)


As the year progresses, the duo fly kites, rake leaves, Frog tries to frighten Toad during a thunderstorm with a scary story and the song “Shivers.” Finally, as winter is approaching, Snail arrives to deliver the letter to Toad, proclaiming Frog’s satisfaction with their friendship – and then, all too soon, it’s time to hibernate again.


This kind of friendship – trustworthy, steadfast, and forgiving – may sound old-fashioned but Lobel's books tell it in an engaging way: True friendship never goes out of fashion.

Presented by National Children’s Theatre, in our safe outdoor IMAGINATION THEATRE, following all COVID protocols.


Bring your masks, ground cover, low chairs, blankets, picnic basket, sun hat, sun screen and enjoy children’s theatre at its best. Regret NO Alcohol to be brought onto the premises.


This is family entertainment at its very best - an occasion not to be missed!


Suitable for children age 3 and up.



Photography/Filming: photographers or film crews occasionally operate within National Children's Outdoor Theatre. All photography and videography will be used for PR and social media purposes and for the promotion of National Children's Theatre.

Tickets are non-refundable - Should the performance be cancelled, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of their choice, subject to availability.


Rain Policy - Should it rain (and one never knows in advance!), NCT will advise the audience 30 minutes before the performance. If the show is to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of their choice, subject to availability.


"Tuck Shop Cart" - We have built a beautiful cart that sells a few "tuck

shop items" to nibble on during the show as well as a refreshing



Parking - Free and secure covered parking is available in our new parking area.


Arrival Time - Doors open 1 hour before the show

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


A Year with Frog and Toad
National Children's Theatre - Outdoor Imagination Theatre
3 Junction Ave, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
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