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.


Invisible Orchestra

Invisible Orchestra is an exciting musical experiment where beautiful sounds are created with the body in the most unconventional and hilarious ways.

An Invisible Orchestra production photo. A performer in a white suit jacket stands on pink carpet, gesturing with a flourish. There is a circle of chairs around him, with families sitting and standing. Large colourful shapes are suspended from the ceiling.

Created by IO in association with Polyglot

Imagine a game of musical chairs where the music starts when everyone stops. Invisible Orchestra uses chairs as instruments, and just as musicians use their hands to strum a guitar, you are invited to use your imagination – and your bum – to shimmy, squash, bump and bop your way around the orchestra. Coming together as an ensemble, conducted into harmony, you’ll discover a surprising and delightful symphony of sound.

  • Invisible Orchestra is an energetic experience.
  • It takes place indoors, and assorted sounds and music is played for the duration.
  • Conceived and directed: Andrew Callaghan, Matt Kelly, Glen Walton
  • Creative consultant: Sue Giles
  • Sound design: Andrew Callaghan
  • Set and costume design: Bridget Milesi
  • Original cast: Matt Kelly, Tamara Rewse, Glen Walton

Invisible Orchestra was developed through The Generator in collaboration with IO: Andy Callaghan, Matt Kelly, and Glen Walton. Originally called Musical Chairs, it was first presented at Northcote Town Hall as part of Darebin Music Feast. Invisible Orchestra premiered in 2019 at Arts Centre Melbourne.


  • Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC, Australia


  • Darebin Music Feast, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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  • Invisible Orchestra went wonderfully well! You gathered a terrific team around the project and it felt like a perfect fit… It’s been an absolute pleasure.

    Arts Centre Melbourne


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