Our History

Polyglot was founded in 1978, and our rich history has shaped the company we are today.

2021

Sue Giles elected President of ASSITEJ

2020

COVID-19 hits

2019

Sue Giles appointed AM

2018

Polyglot’s 40th birthday

2017

Cerita Anak premieres

2016

Awards & residencies

2015

Macau & Indonesia

2014

Polyglot on tour

2013

Beginnings & endings

2012

Funding, premieres, awards

2011

New friendships

2010

City of Riddles premieres

2009

Tangle premieres

2008

The Big Game & funding news

2007

Executive Producer appointed

2006

Workshops begin

2005

Drama Victoria award

2004

Stop That House!

2002

The Wild Things…

2001

We Built This City premieres

2000

Sue Giles appointed AD

1999

Funding news

1998

Naomi Tippett awarded Kenneth Myer Medallion

1997

The Little Prince…

1992-1996

Little Moments…

1989-1990

Digger’s Mate…

1988

A new name for a new decade

1987

ADs appointed

1980-1985

New shows

1978

The beginning

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.