40th Birthday Appeal

Polyglot Theatre turns 40 in 2018 – help us celebrate and see your donation double!

Celebrating 40 years of:

Extraordinary theatrical experiences for children and their families

Powerful and transformative community projects

Creative exploration and collaboration with children

Leadership in Australia’s Theatre for Young Audiences sector

Cultural diplomacy, creative exchange and international touring

For a company that began in 1978 with two people taking small shows to school halls, our 40th birthday is a big achievement. There’s a lot to celebrate, and we have bold plans for 2018. This is the year that will shape Polyglot’s future.

We’re moving into a new home

Our South Yarra home is bursting at the seams and it is time to move on! 27A Cromwell Road has witnessed so much extraordinary creativity and collaboration over the years. However, the time has come to find a new home that matches our ambitions for the future and connects us to a vibrant community of artists and young audiences. We look forward to sharing more exciting details about our plans soon…

We’re strengthening our focus on artistic leadership

We are investing in our people and sustainable growth by building Polyglot’s artistic leadership capacity through The Generator. This is a professional development program for our core artists in creative leadership and Polyglot’s unique approach to theatre-making, enabling us to create, collaborate and perform even more.

We’re standing up as a leader in our sector

We are strengthening Polyglot’s role as an advocate for the importance of the arts in children’s development and the value of theatre for children. Ensuring children’s voices are valued and heard is central to Polyglot vision, and always will be.

We’re doing what we do best

We are continuing to create trailblazing theatre experiences for children, their families, and communities in Australia and around the world.

We need your support to make this happen

Of course the best thing about birthdays is…PRESENTS!

Please consider investing in the next 40 years of Polyglot Theatre and celebrating our special milestone with a birthday gift.

Every dollar that we raise up to $50,000 for our 40th birthday will be doubled by Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 matched funding.

$40 becomes $80. $400 becomes $800. $4000 becomes $8000. Magic!

However, this only applies until May 2018. Click HERE to donate or pledge now to see your gift doubled!

Gifts of all sizes are welcome, and donations over $250 are recognised through the Polyglot’s Circle donor program.

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Other ways to get involved:

  • Spread the word and inspire others to become Polyglot fans and supporters! Our birthday is an occasion to reach out to people who we know support our vision for creating trailblazing children’s theatre. Talk to people around you about our story, the powerful impact of Polyglot’s performances and programs, and our commitment to empower children socially, artistically and culturally. Encourage them to support us with a birthday present – $40 for 40 years! Ask your networks to mention your name on the donation form to so that we can recognise your magnificent fundraising efforts!
  • Share your stories, photos, videos from your experiences with Polyglot by contacting our Communications Coordinator Erica Heller-Wagner at communications@polyglot.org.au
  • Ensure that you are signed up to our e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn feeds to be the first to know about the birthday events we have coming up in 2018.

Thank you for your support in helping Polyglot reach this moment of celebration.

Polyglot Theatre’s 40th Birthday Appeal is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.


DONATE NOW and help us celebrate 40 years in 2018!


We thank those who have generously supported our 40th Birthday Appeal:

Simon Abrahams
Tirese Ballard
Nicole Beyer
Michelle Chow and Michael Cameron
Rev Fr Michael Elligate
Indigo Emerson (6 years old) and her Mum
Katherine Fyffe and Cameron Goodall
Ruth Giles
John Gutteridge
Graham Henstock
Brett Hicks
Kylie Morrigan
Dr. Anne Myers
Dr. Gail Nichols
Naomi Nicholson
Ian Pidd & Sue Giles
Antoinette Sharp
Lucy Shepherd
Tim and Lynne Sherwood
Naomi Tippett AM
Ann Tonks
Nick Yan
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