We Built This City welcomes families back to Melbourne’s centre!
This cardboard wonderland of a construction site by Polyglot Theatre brings our community together to think big and build the city shapes of our dreams, while celebrating the amazing feat of engineering happening right now, beneath our feet, as part of the Metro Tunnel project.
Filled with thousands of cardboard boxes, a DJ spinning music, and Polyglot artists/construction workers to help kids follow their impulses, families are invited to come together to play and create a unique city within the heart of their very own. At the very end of it all, like a giant sandcastle, the city is shaken and stomped to the ground.
We Built This City first broke ground in Melbourne’s City Square 20 years ago. After travelling the world over, building cities beyond imagination overseas - it’s coming back to where it all began for this special 20th anniversary presentation. Well, just up the road a little at University Square. This is an energetic experience designed for children and families to celebrate the reopening of our city.
Polyglot Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
The safety and comfort of our audiences and artists is of the utmost importance.
This event will take place outdoors. We strongly encourage all adults and children to wear face masks, as audience members may sometimes find themselves in close proximity to others.
Due to updated regulations, proof of COVID vaccination or appropriate medical exemption will now be required on arrival for everyone aged over 12 years and 2 months.
Warning: Contains high level of audience participation