Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences. Over 90,000 chi...

Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway, Wimbledon London SW19 1SB
London

Polka Theatre


Polka Theatre
Fantasic For Families

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences. Over 90,000 children visit Polka every year to experience engaging, fun and exciting theatre, often for the first time. We strive to spark the imagination, stir the emotions and fuel a sense of discovery in all children.

There’s always space at Polka to play, laugh, discover and create. Our welcoming theatre is home to a friendly café, playground, garden and a fun-filled foyer with toys, books, dressing up and colouring in. It’s a unique, magical place where you can share a special moment with your child.

Find us at...

  • Polka Theatre
  • 240 The Broadway
  • Wimbledon
  • London
  • SW19 1SB

Our family-friendly offer

The Adventure Theatre is a cosy performance space and the perfect place to introduce under 5s to live theatre. Children can sit on the carpet to get close to the action, with additional seating available for adults. The Main Stage is our larger theatre, but still intimate enough to ensure everyone feels close to the magic. Expect a range of shows to inspire and entertain; from imaginative new plays to inventive adaptations of popular stories.


Accessibility

If you have any access requirements, please let us know when booking. We offer a Fully Integrated Sign Language performances for all main house productions. Our Main Theatre is fitted with an induction loop system for hearing aid users. Touch tours of the stage, the set and the actors for groups of visually-impaired visitors are available on request; publicity in large print can be made available; guide dogs are also welcome at the theatre. We offer an Audio Described performance for our main house productions. Publicity in large print can be made available; guide dogs are also welcome at the theatre. Polka Theatre has step-free access from street level through its main entrance at the front of the building. 


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Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • London

    Baby Explorers Workshop

    26-Jan-2022 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    At Polka we have a passion for learning through play and play is exactly what starts to engage children's minds and grow their imaginations. Playing helps babies learn about their world around them, e...

    0 - 1 years
    2022-01-26T09:30:00Z 2022-01-26T10:00:00Z

    At Polka we have a passion for learning through play and play is exactly what starts to engage children's minds and grow their imaginations. Playing helps babies learn about their world around them, e...

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
  • London

    Youth Theatre Workshop

    26-Jan-2022 16:30 PM - 18:00 PM

    Our Polka Youth Theatre offers a unique opportunity for anyone aged 9 -12 to work with leading theatre professionals and receive expert drama training. During these weekly sessions, the children will ...

    9 - 12 years
    2022-01-26T16:30:00Z 2022-01-26T18:00:00Z

    Our Polka Youth Theatre offers a unique opportunity for anyone aged 9 -12 to work with leading theatre professionals and receive expert drama training. During these weekly sessions, the children will ...

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
  • London

    Morning Story Workshop

    28-Jan-2022 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

    Drop by for a Morning Story or two every Friday. A perfect way to kickstart the day for you and your child to discover stories ranging from the old classics to alternative new tales with a twist. Each...

    0 - 3 years
    2022-01-28T09:30:00Z 2022-01-28T10:15:00Z

    Drop by for a Morning Story or two every Friday. A perfect way to kickstart the day for you and your child to discover stories ranging from the old classics to alternative new tales with a twist. Each...

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
  • London

    Rhyme and Sign Workshop

    28-Jan-2022 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Drop by for a Multisensory Story or two every Friday. A perfect way to kickstart the day for you and your child to discover stories ranging from the old classics to alternative new tales with a twist....

    0 - 3 years
    2022-01-28T10:45:00Z 2022-01-28T11:30:00Z

    Drop by for a Multisensory Story or two every Friday. A perfect way to kickstart the day for you and your child to discover stories ranging from the old classics to alternative new tales with a twist....

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
  • London

    Cinderella: the AWESOME truth

    28-Jan-2022 16:30 PM - 18:15 PM

    With unforgettable original songs by award-winning composer Felix Hagan, we’ll be raising our brand-new roof this winter. Join us for a magical topsy-turvy adventure: we’re going to have a...

    5 - 12 years
    2022-01-28T16:30:00Z 2022-01-28T18:15:00Z

    With unforgettable original songs by award-winning composer Felix Hagan, we’ll be raising our brand-new roof this winter. Join us for a magical topsy-turvy adventure: we’re going to have a...

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
  • London

    Ready, Steady, GO!

    29-Jan-2022 10:45 AM - 27-Mar-2022 11:30 AM

    Written and Directed by Peter Glanville, Designed by Verity Quinn, Music by Rex Horan.

    2 - 5 years
    2022-01-29T10:45:00Z 2022-03-27T11:30:00Z

    Written and Directed by Peter Glanville, Designed by Verity Quinn, Music by Rex Horan.

    240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, London SW19 1SB
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