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Following official government advice theatres are currently closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For more information on cancelled performances click here.
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Polka Theatre

Closed until: 1 October 2020

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Access

Access information:

020 8543 4888

Sound Amplification:

Induction Loop in Main Theatre and Adventure Theatre

Toilets:

Mens and Womens throughout. A Disabled Toilet is located towards the rear of the building.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are welcome at the theatre

Wheelchairs:

Both auditoria are wheelchair accessible. The Main Theatre can cater for up to 6 wheelchairs in the front row, to the right of the stage. The Adventure Theatre can cater for up to 2 wheelchairs. Power-assisted doors are also fitted in the theatre.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

36 steps to Adventure Theatre

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift (all)

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 8543 4888

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Bar:

Polka Cafe, open during Theatre hours

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. The organisation started life in 1967 as a touring company under the Artistic Directorship of Richard Gill, and later and settled in its current location in Wimbledon in 1979. Polka’s goal is to create world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences.

Over 90,000 children attend productions at the Polka every year to experience engaging, fun and exciting theatre, most often for the first time. Over the course of four decades, the theatre has hosted over 3.5 million visitors.

The Polka aims to keep its work fresh and relevant through creative programming. In its two spaces, the Adventure Theatre and Main Stage, young audiences can expect new plays, dynamic performers, resonant subjects and inventive adaptations of popular stories.

The Polka Theatre has dedicated programmes which focus on specific age categories, tailoring their plays to appeal to children at different stages of their lives. In 2003-2004, the repertoire of the theatre was expanded to include theatre for babies and teen theatre.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.