We Built This City

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In partnership with Rotary Club of Queenstown, Tasfoods, Bluestone Mines Tasmania JV and Polyglot Theatre, We Built This City saw a giant cardboard construction site that involved the whole family in building the cities and towns of their dreams. Thousands of cardboard boxes took over Queenstown's Memorial Hall, and school children from every West Coast school built unique box formations that reflected the culture of their home town. Polyglot artists roamed the site entertaining and engaging with kids as they built skyscrapers, tunnels and sprawling estates accommompanied by a live soundtrack. The final day ended with the city being shaken and stomped to the ground.


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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