Polyglot Theatre’s Play Space productions on the world stage

Audiences around the world will experience Polyglot Theatre’s world-renowned Play Space works this August as the company presents Paper Planet in China and Ants in the United States of America.

Paper Planet and Ants are among Polyglot Theatre’s most popular Play Space productions. These works deliver experiences that are spectacular, participatory and one-of-a-kind. They use simple materials and elegant frameworks to allow for instinctive creativity, physical engagement and fun.

After a successful season of Paper Planet at Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre in February of this year, Polyglot Theatre is touring the show to Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre in Jiangsu Province and Huzhou Grand Theatre in Zhejiang Province in August. Opened in 2007 and home to the Suzhou Ballet Theatre, Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre is an important platform of international culture exchange and the base for Suzhou’s culture innovation industry.

For its second tour to the USA in 2017, Polyglot Theatre takes Ants to Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, and Breckenridge International Festival of Arts this August. One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for its innovative presentations and collections across the spectrum of contemporary visual, performing, and media arts. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, Breckenridge International Festival of Arts is a multi-arts festival that takes place high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Demand for international theatre experiences for American audiences continues to grow, with 2017 being the eighth year of Polyglot’s unique work being presented in cities across the USA.

“Our August tours see Polyglot partnering with four new presenters in four fascinatingly diverse contexts. This is a real testament to the ability of our work to translate across all cultures and a celebration of the way each community makes the work their own.” Viv Rosman, Polyglot Theatre Executive Director/co-CEO.

Polyglot Theatre’s distinctive artistic philosophy has placed it at the international forefront of contemporary arts experiences for babies and children up to 12 years. Inspired by the artwork, play and ideas of children, Polyglot Theatre creates imagined worlds where audiences actively participate in performance through touch, play and encounter.

See all dates and performance session times on the Polyglot event calendar.

Polyglot’s tour to China is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Polyglot’s tour to the USA is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.