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.



A Paper Planet production photo. A small child throws paper into the air while their adult looks on. They are in a theatrically lit space, filled with tall brown cardboard trees. Photo: Katje Ford, Sydney Opera House.

1 Jun 2024 E-News

June E-News

Reflect and dream In the last few weeks, Melbourne has well and truly embraced the seasonal change. Autumnal leaves glow, and the air is......

A Forest development photo. A Polyglot artist, a small child and the child's parents, closely examine and engage with a tree. Photographer: Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore

22 Mar 2024 E-News

March e-news

“Play, Theatre, Art; it lifts and broadens and educates” World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is celebrated annually on 20 March,......

8 Feb 2024 E-News

February e-news

‘Deep, wildly inspired free play’ “We think [creative experiences] help make life more wonderful and practically help build resilience, important in these uncertain times.......

A FLOAT promo image. The reflection of a child in a red jumper and yellow overalls can be seen in a pool of rippling water. A small leaf boat floats on the surface. Photographer: Darren Gill

20 Dec 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s December e-news

Thank you With the arrival of summer in Melbourne, bright and hot, Polyglot is simultaneously looking back on twelve months of evolution, and looking......

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. Photographer: Sarah Walker

11 Nov 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s November e-news

Give the gift of PLAY Polyglot is driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play and to......

A Paper Planet production photo. Children and families are gathered closely. They are in a darkened space, illuminated with deep blue theatrical 'nighttime' light. A child reaches up to touch the moon, which illuminates them and the Polyglot artist next to them. Photo: Katje Ford, courtesy of Sydney Opera House

6 Oct 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s October e-news

“You have created something wonderful” This weekend, the sun (and moon!) will set on Paper Planet at Sydney Opera House. We are brimming with......

26 Jul 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s July E-News

“There are many ways to begin finding your play”  Last week, the Polyglot staff team took part in a Cultural Walk along the banks of......

A Come Back Home production photo. A child wearing a paper hat joyfully points to colourful fabric bunting hanging above them. Other children and families create and play in the background. They are on a large stage, illuminated with bright theatrical lighting. Photo: Studio Znke, courtesy of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

9 Jun 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s June e-news

Cycles and seasons Recently, Artistic Director Cat Sewell led the Polyglot staff team in a reflective activity about cycles and seasons. What they mean......

A Pram People production photo. Adults wearing headphones decorated with brightly coloured ribbons dance with their baby next to their pram, which is decorated similarly. Other families with prams and headphones are visible in the background. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

18 May 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s May e-news

Harnessing momentum 2022 was an ambitious year of renewed activity, re-connection and purposeful change for Polyglot. We’re thrilled to share our 2022 Annual Report, which......

A Paper Planet production photo. A wide shot showing a forest of tall, brown cardboard trees in a darkened theatre space. The trees are illuminated with theatre lighting.

12 Apr 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s April e-news

Melbourne to NYC, Győr to Cairns Our beloved Paper Planet is back at Fed Square! It premiered here in 2011 and has gone on to......

An outdoor Bees production photo. A Polyglot artist in an intricate black and yellow bee costume crouches on a green lawn. A small child, holding their parent's arm, looks at them intently. Other families are visible in the background, and the grassy area is surrounded by trees. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

3 Mar 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s March e-news

“Follow their curiosity” Polyglot has enjoyed a wonderful start to the year, having already reached over 5000 people through performances, workshops and creative developments.......

A Tangle production photo. A child is surrounded by hundreds of strands of colourful elastic. They are laughing and their hands are raised. Photographer: Wendy Kimpton

18 Jan 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s January e-news

Launching into 2023 Our team returned to work last week, recharged and ready to go. 2023 promises to be another big year for Polyglot......

A Sound Shadows production photo. A child with a ponytail plays in front of a screen with red, green and blue coloured images on it. The child has one arm outstretched behind her and the other one in front of her. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

20 Dec 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s December e-news

A tremendous year As 2022 draws to a close, the team at Polyglot is reflecting on an ambitious year of renewed activity and re-connection.......

A Pram People production photo. An adult wearing headphones smiles at their child, who they are holding. The child looks directly at the camera. Other adults wearing headphones and pushing prams decorated with colourful ribbons are visible in the background. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

24 Nov 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s November e-news

“Hilarious and SO relatable.” November has seen Polyglot reach far and wide. We’ve delivered creative development and relationship building sessions for two new works......

A When the World Turns production photo. A child holds up a cardboard tube, using it to make sounds. An adult leans towards the tube, listening. They sit at a small table in a darkened space, surrounded by plants. They are illuminated by a lamp on the table. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

1 Oct 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s October e-news

“An exquisite sense of joy and play” When the World Turns, our collaboration across time and distance with Oily Cart in the UK, premiered......

A When the World Turns development photo. A child sits on their adult's lap on a wooden floor in a darkened space. They are pointing a small torch/flashlight at a large potted plant on a low trolley. Photographer: Carla Gottgens

19 Aug 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s August e-news

“The imaginative future of us all” Polyglot marked the second half of the year with a big announcement: at the end of 2022, Sue......

A Sound Shadows production photo. Two children dance in a darkened space, in front of a wall that is illuminated with brightly coloured projections, engaging with their shadows.

17 Jun 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s June e-news

Power Polyglot Theatre into the future Polyglot’s vision is of a world where all children are powerful: artistically, socially and culturally. We are committed......

A Bees production photo. Two children wearing handmade paper bee costumes play in and around the yellow and blue 'hive' set piece. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

5 May 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s May e-news

“We love how live art inspires us, challenges us and makes us feel!” Bees premiered at Abbotsford Convent in the first week of the......

A Bees production photo. Polyglot artists in intricate Bee costumes are perched on and around a large metal pipe on green lawn. Children wearing handmade paper antennae and wings sit on the pipe amongst them. There is a heritage red brick building in the background.

18 Mar 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s March e-news

Celebrating World Day of Theatre for Children Sunday 20 March is World Day of Theatre for Children, an ASSITEJ International campaign marked with the......

2022 Polyglot Theatre February e-news header

4 Feb 2022 E-News

Polyglot’s February e-news

A new look for Polyglot Theatre We are very excited to share our shiny new Polyglot website! After months of dreaming, talking, writing and......

A behind-the-scenes We Built This City photo. 7 Polyglot artists wearing blue overalls, red t-shirts and red hard hats pose for the camera with Polyglot’s Artistic Director Sue Giles, who wears all black. They are in front of a white picket fence that surrounds the We Built This City site, filled with thousands of cardboard boxes. Tall buildings and blue sky are visible in the background.

16 Dec 2021 E-News

Polyglot’s December e-news

A bright end to 2021 The 20th anniversary season of We Built This City was a glorious way to end another unusual year. Presented......

A We Built This City production photo. A child with dark curly hair, wearing a red shirt, leaps into the air, smiling. They are surrounded by hundreds of cardboard boxes piled high.

22 Nov 2021 E-News

Polyglot’s November e-news

“It was a joint effort and brought people together like a community should be.” We Built This City is returning home for its 20th......

6 Oct 2021 E-News

Polyglot’s October e-news

“They bring a lot of light and joy!” We hope that you are safe and well. The situation in Melbourne has certainly changed since......

An indoor Paper Planet production photo. A child with a roll of masking tape on their hand is reaching up towards an orange tissue paper creation.

30 Jul 2021 E-News

Polyglot’s July e-news

“Connected, welcome, in wonder” Polyglot is delighted that some COVID-19 restrictions have eased in Victoria this week, and we look forward to connecting in......