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Paper Planet


Enjoy art in FCAC’s backyard with FCAC Summer’s four weeks of live music, kids experiences, creative workshops, visual arts and talks. Browse the full program here.

Paper Planet is a spectacular forest of tall cardboard trees inviting kids and adults to fill the world with fantastic paper creations.

Children‘s imaginations go wild in this world made of paper. After entering the space, families make creatures, vines and flowers, costumes and impossible constructions, adding to the world around them. This is an ongoing, durational installation, where audiences build whole environments. Paper Planet is an experience that all ages find inspiring and utterly blissful.

Paper Planet is a great example of the instinctive creativity that flowers when people are given place, atmosphere and simple materials to play with. Through these elements, extraordinary things are made.

Polyglot Theatre is a globally-renowned company based in Melbourne that creates, produces and tours theatre for young audiences all over the world.

‘Polyglot does this stuff well. This is children’s play invisibly directed and unfolding.’ – Elly Verrenti, The Age, 2011

‘It’s play and performance mixed into one…’ – Joyce Watts, TotHotOrNot, 2015

‘I loved seeing my kids’ imagination take over.’Frugal Philly Mom Blog, 2016

‘I didn’t get any paper cuts!’ – Grace, aged 7

WHEN: 22–31 January, 10.30am–12.30pm and 2pm–4pm daily. Closed 26 January.
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: Free. This is a drop-in event, no bookings required.


Polyglot places children at the heart of our art. Our vision is of a future where children are powerful: artistically, socially and culturally.

Polyglot Theatre is a globally-renowned company based in Melbourne that creates, produces and tours Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) all over the world. Polyglot’s artistic approach of child-centred practice has earned our reputation at home and internationally as a leader in the TYA sector, celebrated for creating distinctive, collaborative works that are playful and conceptually robust. We involve kids from creative development through to immersive performances; and reach the broadest range of children by placing our work everywhere from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia.

At Polyglot we approach our work for and with children with curiosity, attention and respect. We know that as agents for cultural change, children can influence perceptions of place, space and art making. Our works show the power and capability of the child to an adult audience.

With our child-centred focus, we generate contemporary, engaging theatre experiences that take us into unexpected artistic territory. We use simple materials to encourage creative confidence and participation. We take over public spaces and create transformational worlds.

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. 

Paper Planet Darebin, 2013. Image by Sarah Walker. 

Date & Times


22–31 January, two sessions per day


FCAC Performance Space



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