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Polka Theatre for Children

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Address: 240 The Broadway | Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8543 4888
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09:00 - 16:30
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Tue 09:30 - 16:30
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Polka Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which is dedicated to...

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.

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A lovely afternoon at the Polka theatre with my grandchildren

We visited the Polka theatre to watch Around the world in 80 Days. It is always a pleasure to go to the Polka theatre and, on this occasion, the show was absolutely outstanding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DevonLiz5
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Polka theatre to watch Around the world in 80 Days. It is always a pleasure to go to the Polka theatre and, on this occasion, the show was absolutely outstanding. The acting was superb and tremendous fun. My grandchildren, aged 6 and 8, loved it and so did I. The staff at the theatre are always very... More 

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Antarctica
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Extraterrestrialfrog
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 keep running for the community It's fabulous!!

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Thank Jacqueline M
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Seniors with..their grandchildren. Also, the toys, gardens and the healthy non expensive café are definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 & most enjoyable! The staff were friendly & helpful with us, especially as we led... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 activities for children (pretend play trunk with costumes, the interactive bus in the foyer etc).... More 

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Thank mumlon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I took my grandchildren, aged 5 and 8, to the Polka theatre during half term last week. What a great experience. All the staff were welcoming and very friendly. The snacks and drinks weren't extortionately priced. There were attractions for the children to play with. The show itself was as professional as any I have seen and the children were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

My children are 11 and 9, and somehow today was our first visit! Not sure why we haven't been before! We saw 'James and the Giant Peach' which was absolutely first class in its acting and staging! I won't spoil surprises for anyone reading by describing it, but I can confirm that it is ideal entertainment for older children and... More 

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