Artistic Ethos

Polyglot places children at the heart of our art. Our vision is of a world where all children are powerful: artistically, socially and culturally.

OUR MISSION

Polyglot’s mission is to make innovative and daring theatre which provides children everywhere the opportunity for imagination and adventure through participation. We offer transformational and playful arts experiences that are alive and human in their content and connection. We relish the endless possibilities in theatre and performance for this very specific audience, providing scope for an extraordinary range of form and style. We are committed to advocating for the right of all children to experience arts and culture, promoting the importance of children as a discerning audience from a young age.

 

A Sticky Maze production photo. A child in a pink dress runs along a wall of sticky tape covered in hundreds of small pieces of paper. They are smiling widely and their long hair fans out behind them.

Our values

  • Children are central to our art as collaborators and participants. Our work exists to give children the power to be in control, to have an effect and to experience freedom.

  • Our artistic approach is one of unbridled curiosity, rigour and daring. We champion innovation and invite the unexpected.

  • We work with respect, resourcefulness and in a spirit of genuine collaboration in the pursuit of an environmentally, creatively and economically sustainable future.

  • We work with inclusive practice and a strong focus on accessibility, understanding the need for equitable engagement in the arts.

  • We believe in leading change and pursuing best practice for our staff, our artists and our Board.

A workshop photo. A child peers out of a cardboard box, smiling at the camera.

PIPS

Polyglot Inspiring People Society is a group of young people who contribute to the testing of ideas in the creation of new work, and to our continuing education of how young people think and collaborate.

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A professional development workshop photo. A group of artists have tangled their arms together, and are trying to untangle themselves without letting go of each other's hands.

The Generator

The Generator is Polyglot’s unique approach to artistic development, formalising the vital collaborative relationship between the company and our core artists.

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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.