We Built This City

Sat 4th December, 2021 – Sun 5th December, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm
University Square
190-192 Pelham Street, Carlton
Price: Free
Grab the kids and a hard hat – this interactive, large-scale activation lets you build skyscrapers and skylines out of cardboard.

Polyglot Theatre’s We Built This City first emerged 20 years ago in Melbourne’s City Square – now home to the Metro Tunnel build site. After travelling across the globe to places like the US, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, it’s returning to the city for a special 20th anniversary presentation, in collaboration with Melbourne Fringe.

The architectural playground is taking over Carlton’s University Square for two days of fun for the family (or groups of mates). The area is being transformed into an energetic space filled with thousands of cardboard boxes and a DJ spinning tunes all day long.

Families, kids and the young at heart can join the Polyglot artists and construction workers to build a "city" of boxes from scratch in just 60 minutes. Then, at the end of the hour, stomp it all back to the ground. The large-scale cardboard construction site is designed to bring communities together and spark creativity and connection.

Tickets are free, with four sessions running each day at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

More information here.