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Polka Theatre

240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB


Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Wimbledon, South Wimbledon

National Rail


London Buses

57, 93, 219, 131

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.

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.

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Polka Cafe, open during Theatre hours


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


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.

Sound Amplification

Induction Loop in Main Theatre and Adventure 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)

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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