Access & Equity

All children have the right to access art and creativity. Polyglot Theatre is committed to ensuring we reach the broadest audiences with safety and care.

At Polyglot, access means awareness of the different sorts of barriers that children and families might experience in engaging with the arts. These include geographical isolation, lack of transport, physically inaccessible spaces, unfamiliarity and trepidation, logistical difficulty, economic difficulty, unawareness of opportunity, poor internet access and lack of computer time. Access offers nuanced engagement and equality of opportunity.

We consider physical access to our works, communication styles and non-verbal engagement, how we arrange the space for multiple experiences, audio description, Auslan interpretation, different time and pace, new approaches to marketing, audience development and universal design.

Polyglot’s work is presented in a wide range of places and venues. We include detailed access information for our public events on our What’s On listings.

A Mahogany Rise school residency photo. A student wearing a white boiler suit is dancing, their long hair fanning out behind them.

Equity Statement

Polyglot aims to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of our practice and the representation of marginalised communities, including First Nations people, people who are D/deaf and/or Disabled, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQIA+. We commit to increasing the diversity of our staff, artists, Board and audiences through consultation, training, building sustained relationships and creating pathways to involvement. We will do so in the spirit of collaboration that drives Polyglot’s mission to provide all children the opportunity for imagination and adventure through participation.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.