Polka Theatre

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.


We are committed to making Polka accessible to everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know when booking. We offer a Fully Integrated Sign Language performances for all of our 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. Once in, there is step-free access to most parts of the building, including the Adventure Theatre, the café, the playground, the garden, the workshop, and the adapted toilet. 

Our Events

  • London

    PROPerty of Polka - A drama workshop

    18-Feb-2020 10:30 AM - 15:30 PM
    PROPerty of Polka - A drama workshop

    Delve in our box of Polka props to see what you can find.….. a mask, puppet, hat, a ship in a bottle and so much more!   A creative acting workshop for budding actors looking at devel...

    8 - 10 years
  • London

    Sing a Song with Polka Theatre - A musical theatre workshop

    19-Feb-2020 10:30 AM - 15:30 PM
    Sing a Song with Polka Theatre - A musical theatre workshop

    Join us for this all singing, all dancing, all acting Musical Theatre workshop!  Bring some of our favourite Polka songs to life from a number of our popular shows including; Chocolate Cake, The ...

    6 - 8 years
  • London

    Polka Theatre's Treasure Chest of Stories

    20-Feb-2020 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
    Polka Theatre's Treasure Chest of Stories

    ‘Once upon a time…’ four magical words that will take you on a journey to the farthest reaches of your imagination.  Bring in your treasured toy and join our storyteller on a m...

    0 - 5 years


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