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.

April 22 - April 23 2023

Ants at Patchwork Festival (Hungary)

Ants is an interactive performance which brings children together to explore the landscape around them.

An outdoor Ants production photo. A Polyglot artist in an intricate Ant costume interacts with a child wearing a blue jumper and handmade paper antennae. Green grass and shrubs are visible in the background.

Ants as big as humans work together intently, collecting and placing hundreds of giant bread crumbs, and children are irresistibly drawn closer to find out how they can join in. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, with children’s movement making lines and patterns, transforming public space and disrupting the everyday. Children choose how they interact with the big insects, becoming Ant-like creatures themselves and taking part in their world. This is an enchanting and unusual experience that everyone can enjoy at their own pace.


  • National Theatre Győr
    Győr, Győri Nemzeti Színház, Czuczor Gergely u. 7, 9022 Hungary
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Session Times

  • Saturday 22 April: 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
  • Sunday 23 April: 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm

Patchwork Festival is part of the 10th Theatre Olympics, which is being held in Hungary.

About Theatre Olympics

A theatrical gathering created in Greece in 1995 in the spirit of tradition, modernity, and the ancient Olympics. The founders were renowned directors and playwrights from Greece, Japan, the USA, Spain, the UK, Russia, Germany and Brazil. From time to time, one of the largest and most prestigious events in world theatre finds a home in a particular city or country.

About Patchwork Festival

All companies and young creators featured in the Patchwork Festival have well deserved international recognition. Their participation – especially from far remote countries – is a unique opportunity for the young audience and for children’s theatre creators to meet theatrical thinking that is completely different from the Hungarian one.

The productions of the Patchwork selection are characterised by a fresh formal expression, honesty, openness, radiant energy, and they represent high artistic standards.

In addition to stage adaptations of classical literary works, the public in Western Hungary can encounter dance and physical theatre performances, participatory theatre based on community experience, visual theatre and puppet performances.

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