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Arts Centre Melbourne presents Polyglot Theatre’s Boats

Internationally renowned, Melbourne based company Polyglot Theatre presents Boats – a rollicking voyage for children 3 to 10 years of age and their families to navigate an urban seascape in a colourful vessel. 

In this free event, large lightweight boats are moored on Art Centre Melbourne’s main lawn waiting for children’s imagination and energy to take them out on an adventure. Once aboard, the boats are propelled by a flurry of feet, with children working as a crew to find their own path and voyage across the high seas. As they journey, Polyglot artists float as castaways to be rescued or as mysterious elements of the urban ocean. Together they guide the boats to safe harbour ready for a new crew, and the next adventure.

“Boats was inspired by the stories of children who have experienced journeys across the sea, as refugees from life-threatening situations, and plays with the idea of arrival at a strange land. This work is a joyous response to how children unerringly find the play in their surroundings, and can lead us all to new perspectives. Children are often forgotten in the huge events of the world and Boats places them firmly and with happy disruption, in urban spaces, to find their own imaginative adventures in the everyday," said Sue Giles AM, Artistic Director and co-CEO, Polyglot Theatre.


Event details

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne Main Lawn
Bookings: (03) 9281 8000

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Polyglot Theatre’s
9 – 17 April 2021 | Arts Centre Melbourne Main Lawn
Recommended for children aged 3-10
No Performances Sunday or Monday
Friday 9 Apr 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 10 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 13 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 14 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 15 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Friday 16 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 17 Apr 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm


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