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.

Polyglot’s next evolution

Harnessing the momentum of a tremendously productive 2022, a full-swing return to performing and touring, and with Cat Sewell as our new Artistic Director, Polyglot is forging our next creative evolution.

In 2023 already, we have reached more than 18,000 people in Australia, Singapore, Norway, Hungary, the USA and Canada. Our work and reach is only possible through a combination of funding and individual donations. Money raised during our annual mid-year appeal supports Polyglot to create our innovative, daring theatre and share it with children everywhere, providing them the opportunity for imagination and adventure through participation.

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A Paper Planet production photo. A child looks up, smiling, at an orange tissue paper creation hanging from a tree. Other children and families are visible in the background, creating and playing with brown paper, green and blue tissue paper and tape. Photographer: Sarah Walker
  • “Thank you. More please.”

    Parent, Polyglot survey, 2022

Big plans are in motion:

  • New co-CEO dynamic

    “We’ve had a fantastic start to the year already, with busy summer and school holiday seasons seeing us reach more than 11,000 children and their families. Immersed in our art and its delivery around the world, it has been lovely working alongside Cat as we grow in our co-CEO leadership and dream up ideas for the future that will help us connect with artists and audiences in new ways.” Kath Fyffe, Executive Director

  • New artistic relationships

    “I’ve had the pleasure to meet with many of our artists one-on-one over the past few months, as well as seeing them in action in Polyglot works. What an incredible group of people they are – highly skilled across many artistic fields, especially the nuanced art of facilitation, play and participatory practice. I’m excited to work, dream and collaborate together as we co-create the artistic future of Polyglot.” Cat Sewell, Artistic Director

  • New artistic explorations

    “As the world continues opening up, Polyglot is undertaking new ways of reaching, working with and collaborating with international audiences and partners. At home, we have begun the exciting work of implementing a focus on art and health; exploring the impact of high-quality art experiences in children’s healthcare and community settings, and the impact of Polyglot’s work on the wellbeing and health of children, families and carers.

    We are also delving deep into the concept of sustainability – as an organisation, for our people, and for our environment. A new participatory work set in a forest will begin development later this year. There is so much to look forward to!” Cat Sewell, Artistic Director

Join us for the journey

Support Polyglot’s next creative evolution by making a tax-deductible donation to our 2023 mid-year appeal. With a gift of $250+ you will join us as a valued member of Polyglot’s Circle. With gift between $2-$249, you will join us as an inaugural Playmaker donor.


Join us with a donation

Donations can be made in a number of ways:


With a debit or credit card

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Direct deposit

Polyglot Theatre Fund Ltd
BSB: 063 138
Account Number: 1000 1352


Please post to the below address.

Please fill out a donation form to accompany all direct deposits or cheques. These can be emailed to or posted to:

Polyglot Theatre
SH1.05, Sacred Heart Building, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

If you have any questions about donating, please contact:

Erica Heller-Wagner, Marketing & Development Manager
T: 0432 346 567 E:

  • “Congratulations for the work that you do… it brings joy to children and adults alike.”

    Parent, Polyglot survey, 2022