Polka Theatre

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Artistic director: Peter Glanville
Executive Director: Stephen Midlane


Main Stage - seats 300
Adventure Theatre - seats 30
Annexe - seats 30


Box office: 020 8543 4888


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240 The Broadway
London SW19 1SB

Council: Kingston upon Thames

Region: London

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Wimbledon (District Line)
South Wimbledon (Northern Line)




Merton Road

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57, 93, 131, 219

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Access information


A detailed Access Guide is available from the theatre's access page on its website. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the theatre.

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Wheelchair access

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. An adapted toilet is located at the rear of the building. 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.

Visual assistance

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. Audio Described performance for main house productions. A trained describer will deliver commentary on the visual element of the production to those wearing headsets. There is a scheduled touch tour of the stage, the set and the actors before the AD performance. For each show we have a synopsis sound clip to help with preparation when coming to the Theatre. Publicity in large print can be made available. Please check the calendar, or contact the Box Office for dates. An Audio Described Building Access Guide is available. Check the access section of the theatre's website.

Hearing assistance

Fully Integrated Sign Language performances for all of main house productions. The interpreter is rehearsed into the action onstage so that the story is easier to follow. There is a synopsis with pictures from the production and a BSL Film clip to help when preparing to see the show. Check the calendar, or contact the Box Office for dates. Main Theatre is fitted with an induction loop system for hearing aid users.

Current shows

Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake

Come on a gentle and immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials wrapped up in a soundscape of evocative yet laidback music.

Previews from: Friday 23 March 2018
Closes: Sunday 13 May 2018

Upcoming shows

This Is My Bed

There's one thing about your bed. It's your very own bed. Except somebody else seems to think it's their bed too. And then the bed itself has its own ideas, and can turn itself into a bus or a train or a rocket.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 24 June 2018

Double Act

Meet Ruby and Garnet. They're twins, identical and inseparable - and do absolutely EVERYTHING together. But their lives are about to change. Recently, Dad's gone a bit weird.

Previews from: Friday 15 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 5 August 2018

The Everywhere Bear

The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure!

Previews from: Friday 6 July 2018
Closes: Sunday 26 August 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk

The classic fairy tale gets the Lyngo Theatre treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.

Previews from: Wednesday 8 August 2018
Closes: Sunday 19 August 2018

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