Description

Presented by Polyglot Theatre and Convent Kids

Paper Planet is a universally accessible experience that families find inspiring and utterly captivating.

This season of Paper Planet is designed to specifically meet the needs of families who have a child or children with a disability and encourages the participation of all family members. The 2pm sessions from 28 – 30 June are now open to all families. When booking, please advise us of your access requirements, including any parking considerations (there is space to do so on the booking form).

Children and families are invited to create a beautiful world inside a forest of tall cardboard trees, using only paper, tape and their imaginations. Everyone plays together in this magical place to create creatures, plants, costumes, characters, stories and adventures.

Paper Planet builds and grows as more families visit, and every session is truly unique as imaginations go wild and play takes over. Children choose how they interact with the performers and with other children; some find themselves absorbed in quiet making, and others prefer to play and explore.

Paper Planet is child-led, deeply involving and highly sensory, and sure to delight the whole family.

When
26 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021

Sessions times:
10:30am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 4pm.
These are open, rolling sessions—participants can arrive at their booked session anytime, and stay as long as they wish, within the session times.

Cost
$10 per family booking (incl. ticketing fees)
If this booking fee isn't possible for you, please contact Erica Heller-Wagner at Polyglot Theatre on [email protected] or 03 9826 3301.

School times:
Specialist school sessions are available 24 – 25 June. If you are interested in bringing your class or school, please contact Freya McGrath at Polyglot Theatre on [email protected]

Auslan:
The Saturday 26 June 2pm – 4pm and Tuesday 29 June 10.30am – 12.30pm sessions will have Auslan interpreters present.

Access
This season of Paper Planet is designed to specifically meet the needs of families who have a child or children with a disability and encourages the participation of all family members. When booking, please advise us of your access requirements, including any parking considerations (there is space to do so on the booking form).

  • The Oratory, where the performance is held, is wheelchair accessible.
  • Entrances to this space are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms close to the venue. One in the Sacred Heart building, which is 30m from the entrance of the Oratory, and one in the Convent building (with an automatic door), which is 213m from the entrance of the Oratory.
  • All-gender bathrooms, separate to unisex accessible bathrooms, are available in the Sacred Heart building.
  • The performance will take place inside.
  • There will be a safe, quiet, comfortable, low-lit, enclosed space for patrons needing time out from sensory stimulation. This will be an enclosed area within the performance space. Sound from the performance space may be heard.
  • Paper Planet is a universally accessible experience, there is no English language barrier, and it can be entirely non-verbal.
  • Paper Planet will be mostly illuminated by natural light from the windows in the Oratory. Some additional lighting will be used to add colour and ambience.
  • A visual story for this season will be available in early June.

Family

  • There is one baby change table in the Convent building in the wheelchair accessible bathroom, which is 213m from the entrance of the Oratory. This change table is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is no parents’ room at the precinct.
  • There will be pram parking spaces available inside the Paper Planet performance space.
  • Water and infants’ bottles/breastfeeding are fine for consumption in the performance space, however we do ask that there is no eating (where possible) in Paper Planet.

This season of Paper Planet is supported by the City of Yarra.

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.

 

Address

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Victoria 3067, Australia

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    Days
  • 19

    Hours
  • 35

    Minutes
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