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.

1999 History

Funding news

A 'Sunflowers' production photo. A child sits on a red couch and looks up at a puppet standing on the couch.
  • Polyglot receives triennial funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the first time.
  • Shows created include The Black Lighthouse by Richard Tulloch, designed by Trina Parker, and Sunflowers by Gilly McInnes, directed by Arriette Taylor with assistance from the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Studio Polyglot, a program offering opportunities for artists connected with the company to develop skills in puppetry and visual theatre, stages four works at the 1999 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
  • Polyglot turns 21!