Bees by Polyglot Theatre is a joyful, interactive work in which children are invited to join in and participate in the world of community, communication, wonder, and imagination.

Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity in the Festival Hub garden as three human-sized bees busy themselves in the creation of a community alongside children who transform themselves into bees as they play. The bees are fascinating, strange and beautiful, traversing invisible pathways, and mapping delicate patterns across the garden.

Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this re-imagining of the garden space involves the slow uncovering of an intricate unseen world. Children are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world — from their familiar buzz to honeycomb houses. 

Bees uses ritual, non-verbal communication, and the secret world of bee movement to provide a range of access points for children to participate.

View the visual story for Bees.

Important information

  • As a roving-style performance, there are no separate audience and performance areas
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Suitable for ages 4-11 years and their families


Polyglot Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Image credit: Theresa Harrison

Visual Content Rating
75: This work is mostly visual, with some sound elements.

Language no barrier
This performance is dialogue-free

Any other access requirements
We welcome all audiences to Horizon Festival and strive to make every event and performance as accessible as possible.

We are always open to discussing your individual requirements to assist wherever possible. If you’d like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact us during business hours at (07) 5475 7272 or

Wheelchair Accessibility
This venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Seating for people who use wheelchairs will be clearly marked.

Accessible bathrooms are available on site within the Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub garden.

Accessible car parks are available at the northern end of the carpark adjacent to The Wonderland Spiegeltent.

Level Access
Entry to The Wonderland Spiegeltent, and all seating, is via level access.

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
All Festival Hub garden bathrooms are gender-neutral.


There are various public carparks and plenty of street parking in and around Cotton Tree Park, where The Wonderland Spiegeltent is located. We encourage you to check the parking signs for timed carparks and bays.

Public Transport

The Wonderland Spiegeltent is centrally located in Cotton Tree and easily accessible via public transport. Visit the Translink website to plan your journey.

Recommended for ages 4-11 with their families.

This event is presented as part of Horizon Festival 2023, the Sunshine Coast’s leading multi-arts festival. Get lost in 10 days of must-see art, music, culture events and more, from the coast to the hinterland.

How to get there


Wonderland Spiegeltent, Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore / Kabi Kabi Country