Craft, Play, Imagine 

PAPER PLANET Invites Families to Craft a World of Wonder at Tempe Center for the Arts.

This March, prepare to step into a world where creativity knows no bounds and the only limit is your imagination. Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) is thrilled to present an enchanting experience for families as the Australian-based Polyglot Theatre brings its internationally acclaimed PAPER PLANET to the Valley. From March 21 to 24, kids and their grownups are invited to immerse themselves in an interactive forest of towering cardboard trees, whimsical paper creatures, and endless possibilities for creative play.

PAPER PLANET transcends the ordinary, inviting you on an expedition to the very core of creativity.  Upon entering the TCA’s transformed space at 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., families will find themselves in a magical landscape ripe for exploration and innovation. With sessions available at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m., and tickets priced at just $15 (free for children aged 2 and under), this is an adventure not to be missed.

As soon as you step into the paper forest, you’ll feel the buzz of creativity in the air. The world of PAPER PLANET grows and evolves with each visitor, as children and adults alike are encouraged to add their own paper creations to the landscape. Using simple materials like paper and tape, participants can craft anything their hearts desire – from fluttering butterflies to mysterious creatures, and towering trees to delicate flowers. This is a place where stories come to life, and every corner holds a new surprise.

Guided by the talented performers and musicians of Polyglot Theatre, this experience is uniquely tailored to the whims of its young creators. Whether your child is drawn to the tranquility of crafting their own paper masterpiece or prefers to engage in lively play and exploration, PAPER PLANET offers something for everyone. This highly sensory environment is designed to celebrate the innate creativity that flourishes in a space dedicated to play, discovery, and artistic freedom.

Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of PAPER PLANET. The experience transcends language barriers and is fully non-verbal, ensuring that all children, regardless of background or ability, can fully engage and enjoy. Movement, exploration, and interaction are encouraged, allowing families to connect and create in a shared space of imagination and wonder.

Since its premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in 2011, PAPER PLANET has captivated audiences around the globe, from the New Victory Theater in NYC to the International Children’s Festival of the Arts in Alberta, Canada, and even the iconic Sydney Opera House. Now, it’s Tempe’s turn to be part of this incredible journey.

Designed with children aged 2 to 9 in mind yet captivating for all ages, PAPER PLANET showcases the incredible impact of play and the limitless imagination of young minds. With each day of the event, the forest of PAPER PLANET expands, growing with each visitor’s creativity. Seize the chance to immerse yourself and your family in this one-of-a-kind, fun, and interactive paper universe.

For tickets and more information, call 480-350-2822 or visit