FLOAT by Polyglot Theatre


Queen Victoria Gardens
Opposite National Gallery of Victoria View map

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Queen Victoria Gardens
Photographer: Darren Gill, courtesy of Polyglot Theatre

Come FLOAT through your hands and through your imagination. Polyglot Theatre invites children from three- to eight-years-old and their families to create boats from leaves and float them into the reflection pool within the pavilion. Listen to a live musician respond to the creative energy in the space as the boats bob and drift. Children and families will be gently guided through what it means to play and reflect by artists who will weave through the stories and ideas that arise from participants, and to consider what holds them buoyant.

Kids must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.


Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne/Naarm making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. The company’s unique brand of theatre spans a wide variety of forms shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia.
Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned the company’s strong reputation at home and abroad as a leader in theatre for young audiences, celebrated for creating distinctive, participatory and inclusive works that are playful and conceptually rigorous. Access is central to Polyglot’s work, driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play and to be captivated by, and inspired through, experiencing the arts. Visit website

FLOAT was commissioned by MPavilion as part of MStudio.
MStudio invites you to experience the outcomes of MPavilion’s Tenth Anniversary commissioning program, created in response to Tadao Ando’s design.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.