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.

March 06 - March 08 2024

Pram People at Joondalup Festival

A moment in time for children who ride in prams, and the adults who push them.

A Pram People photo. An adult in a green jumper and headphones pushes a small child in a pram decorated with green streamers. They are surrounded by colourful motion blurs. The adult looks out of frame, while the child looks at the camera. Photographer: Sarah Walker

A celebration of community, Pram People rolls out the red carpet for every pram, big or small.

Calling all pram users! Put on your headphones, and follow curious prompts, secret messages, even other participants. In your colourful pram decorations, you’ll weave amongst and around each other as performers delight and intrigue, adding to the fun.

Pram People offers a playful approach to community participation through movement and connection, using the most universal of vehicles – the pram.

This moving performance is an experience made specially for children who ride in prams and the adults who push them, so bring your pram to take part.

Pramless? You’re welcome to come down and enjoy the colourful spectacle for free.

“We felt happy, touched, emotional. I felt seen as a new parent, understood and I felt like my experience as a parent is validated. We had fun!” Parent

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 March: 9.30am-10.30am, 12.30pm-1.30pm



Notes: This performance is for children who ride in prams and the adults who push them. Please bring your pram to participate. Adult participants will be given headphones to wear.

General Access

  • Pram People will be performed outdoors, on firm, flat grass, at Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo. Please check the weather and bring sunscreen, hats and water bottles.
  • Children and families can leave Pram People at any time to have a break, and return within your booked session.
  • A dedicated breakout space is provided if you need to tend to your child, or simply take a pause.
  • Tom Simpson Park is wheelchair accessible, with two public toilets at the north and south end of the park. The toilets are accessible but are not ambulant.
  • There are level paved pathways in the park leading directly from the accessible parking bays on the southern end of Tom Simpson Park. These are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are two disabled parking bays at Mullaloo Beach Carpark (southern end).
  • There are four disabled parking bays at Tom Simpson Carpark (northern end).
  • For any venue or Festival enquiries, please contact the City of Joondalup: email or call 08 9400 4000.

Pram People

  • Pram People will take place outdoors in daylight. There will be no bright or flashing lights.
  • Adult participants (those who book in) will be given headphones to wear during the experience. This performance contains instructions delivered in English.
  • We welcome anyone interested to attend as observers, and watch the colourful spectacle unfold.
  • A visual story to help your family prepare for the experience is available here.

How to prepare

  • When you come to a Polyglot show we recommend you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to enjoy moving. Remember that you have come for an adventure and there are many ways to begin finding your play. You are curious and this space is yours. Just as you might at the beach, do you take your time and dip your toe in to warm up, or do you run and jump right in? The worlds we set up welcome you to take your time and find your own way to your imaginative play; and our performers are there to join you, or play alongside you, and look after these worlds and their inhabitants.
  • Prams are an important part of the Pram People. All sizes and types are welcome!
  • Pram People is wheelchair accessible however, as we will be outdoors on grass, some surfaces may be slightly uneven. Adult wheelchair users can participate with their child on their lap, and families with children in wheelchairs are welcome to participate if they feel it is appropriate. The soundscape focuses on the experience of parents/carers and babies and toddlers and prams specifically, so it may not appeal to families with children older than 4 years in wheelchairs.
  • Pram People celebrates the people who use prams. Participants can step out of the 60-minute experience at any time to take a break, feed their children or change a nappy.
  • Water, infants’ bottles and breastfeeding/chestfeeding are welcome, however we do ask that there is no eating (where possible) in the Pram People performance space.
  • Food, drinks and refreshments can be purchased from Dome Cafe Mullaloo, Swell Mullaloo Beach and the Mullaloo Beach Hotel.
  • You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks for picnicking before or after Pram People.
  • The playground features sheltered seating, BBQ areas and a drinking fountain to re-fill water bottles.
  • Dogs are prohibited in Tom Simpson Park.


Tom Simpson Park has two parking bays.

  • Mullaloo Beach car park (at the southern end) has 116 parking bays, and two disabled parking bays.
  • Tom Simpson car park (at the northern end) has 309 parking bays, four disabled parking bays, and two motorcycle parking bays.
  • Both are accessible from Oceanside Promenade.


  • Bus route #460 stops at Tom Simpson Park on Oceanside Promenade between Mullaloo Drive and Iluka Avenue. The bus route runs from Joondalup Station to Whitfords Station.
  • For more information and to plan your trip, visit the Transperth website here.


Have an exciting new experience in Joondalup – Perth’s northern home of art, music and performance. With 21 days of incredible shows and activities to discover, there’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy and whet your wonder.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to dive in.

Polyglot’s development of Pram People was supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and the City of Melbourne through the Arts and Creative Investment Partnerships fund and ArtPlay.

Logos: Australian Government RISE Fund, City of Melbourne, ArtPlay

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