Presented by Fed Square and Polyglot Theatre

Giant ants will be invading Federation Square from 8-14 July and they will be recruiting children as helpers in their colony. Ants, an interactive performance created by Polyglot Theatre, will see human sized ants take over Fed Square in a large-scale treasure hunt.

Patrolling the pavements in search for food for the winter, the colossal creepy-crawlies will invite children to help them seek out huge paper breadcrumbs hiding in corners, under stairs, beneath benches and in trees throughout all over Federation Square.

Children will swarm across the space, working together to collect the big paper parcels and bring them back to the nest, arranging and playing with them in an unending cycle of industrious activity.

A mixture of roving performance and interaction with children and their adults, Ants is a play space with a difference. While the ants are solidly intent upon the collection of food, their single-minded purpose is addictive and children join in the toil, transforming a labour into a game. The interactive performance is inspired by the delight children take in transforming routine into fun and adventure at every opportunity.

ABOUT POLYGLOT:  For over 30 years, Polyglot has been recognized one of Australia’s leading children’s theatre companies, and in recent years the company has been in demand internationally, playing to over 60, 000 children annually on four continents.  Placing kids at the heart of their art, Polyglot creates interactive experiences that ignite imaginations everywhere from tiny Australian country towns to the world’s leading centres for the arts.


Performance: Ants – Presented by Fed Square
Venue: Federation Square
Date: 8 – 14 July
Session times: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm daily Duration: 30 mins per session
Tickets: FREE
Bookings: Not necessary
Ages: Recommended for 3-­?12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Fed Square:  03 9655 1900

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