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 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
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.
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.
DIFFERENT. UNUSUAL. WE LIKE THAT.
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.