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Polka Theatre for Children

240 The Broadway | Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB, England
+44 20 8543 4888
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Great local redource

This is a longstanding dedicated children's theatre with two performance spaces showing many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sarah and Duck

Small theatre, all children shows held here. Sarah and Duck live was excellent, little one... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Polka Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which is dedicated to producing and presenting world-class theatre for children aged 0 - 13 years. Since the doors opened in 1979, this unique venue has been entertaining children with resonant, engaging and exciting theatre.Over 100,000 children a year come to Polka and are inspired, stimulated and engaged by theatre, often for the first time. Polka strives to stir the emotions, spark the imagination and, most of all, entertain. Its two theatre spaces, the Main Theatre and the Adventure Theatre are designed especially for children so that their first taste of theatre is welcoming and relevant. It’s also a free resource, where local families can ‘pop in to play’ - to explore our exhibition areas, dressing-up and reading corners, our playground, garden and cafe.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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240 The Broadway | Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB, England
+44 20 8543 4888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a longstanding dedicated children's theatre with two performance spaces showing many different productions each year, flyers from some of whom are exhibited on the stairs going up to the main theatre. Today we saw a touring production devised in Colchester of 'The Farm...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small theatre, all children shows held here. Sarah and Duck live was excellent, little one thoroughly enjoyed it! Was very hot in there but air con was turned on half way through, nevertheless, my daughter was highly entertained by the production! Would love to come...More

Thank hkrichardson08
Reviewed 30 December 2016

About ten years ago I took a grandchild to the Polka and I was really disappointed in the show and thought it was amateur and boring. On Wednesday I took another grandchild to Babe and we were thrilled with it. A really happy afternoon with...More

Thank susleyland
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this theatre since I was two and it always has the same calm and inviting ethos that makes it an amazing place to visit. I did a workshop which was really fun and educational. I always love this theatre!

Thank Extraterrestrialfrog
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A gem of a place! Great place to play and have a cuppa Or stay for a show Many visits over the years Never disappointed All children welcome SEND sensitive and competent staff Brilliant holiday programs- something for everybody Please go!! This place needs to...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went to see the "Chester tuffnut" play at the adventure theatre and it was a great moment! Educational, entertaining and... making children aware on our environment! Very nice welcoming staff and good actors for children. To recommend! We ll come back! PS: recommended with...More

Thank Morgan G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed and value for money. The staff are very welcoming and very friendly and helpful. Theatre was clean and we enjoyed the whole experience

Thank Scriptette
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Being a primary school teacher, it was ideal to have a cohort of young children come see James & the Giant Peach before the summer holidays. The actors & actresses thoroughly involve the audience through interactions, playing characters & responses. The show was very creative...More

Thank Libsterlou
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My older son (5 years) and husband watched the fantastic production of James and the Giant Peach while my daughter (3 years) and I saw Chester Tuffnut for under 5s. Both fabulous productions! Loved the outdoor play area, extremely helpful and friendly staff and creative...More

Thank mumlon
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We came to see James And the Giant Peach. This place was just great with a good atmosphere for children with family friendly facilities friendly inviting warm child friendly staff and a good interactive show to keep your little ones happy !

Thank DManTate1972
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