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 forest of tall brown cardboard trees adorned with colourful tissue paper creatures and plants grows in a large space filled with natural light. Children and their families create and play with paper and tape amongst the trees. Photographer: Sarah Walker

24 Aug 2023 Announcements

Our adventures in 2023 (so far!)


21 Nov 2023 Education News

“Small moments of connection”

11 Nov 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s November e-news

6 Oct 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s October e-news


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A Paper Planet production photo. A Polyglot artist in a handmade paper costume sits with a child in the middle of a forest of tall cardboard trees that are adorned with paper plants and creatures. They are illuminated with theatre lighting. Photography: Jacinta Keefe, courtesy of Footscray Community Arts

23 Mar 2022 Artistic Reflections

Abbotsford Convent In Conversation with Emily Tomlins

An established actor, creator, collaborator, Emily Tomlins is the Associate Director for Polyglot Theatre. Abbotsford Convent had a chat with Emily ahead of Bees,......

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......

An outdoor Boats production photo. Children and their adults play with colourful patterned vessels. They are on green grass with a building in the background.

17 Mar 2022 Sector & Advocacy

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People 2022

“[Creative experiences are] very important for us because it creates memories and special feelings… It’s like the roots building inside [my] child’s heart and......

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......