We Built This City

We Built This City

We Built This City

Polyglot Theatre

We Built This City is a giant cardboard construction site involving the whole family in building the cities and towns of their dreams. Thousands of cardboard boxes will take over Queenstown's Memorial Hall, with each child’s unique creation reflecting the culture of their home town. Polyglot artists roam the site entertaining and engaging with kids building skyscrapers, tunnels and sprawling estates with a rockin' live soundtrack. The final day ends with the city being shaken and stomped to the ground.

10:00am–12:00pm Friday and Saturday
2:00pm–4:00pm Friday and Saturday

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground