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

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Upcoming shows

Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree

Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They were told the book wouldn't give them answers but they'd learn from it, they stir a pot of milk and three stories of the forest rise from its pages.

Previews from: Friday 28 September 2018
Closes: Sunday 21 October 2018


Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one. Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

Previews from: Thursday 4 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 7 October 2018

The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Up and down and into town our Gingerbread Man must use his wits to escape anyone who finds him tasty. Is he faster than a Goose?

Previews from: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 28 October 2018

Under the Rainbow

Tells the story of one woman's courageous journey. As she crosses land and sea, she befriends a turtle and a colourful bird of paradise, discovering a plentiful island that gives her hope for the future.

Previews from: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018

The Wind in the Willows

When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad's obsession for all things fast causing chaos, it falls upon his friends Ratty, Mole and wise old Badger to save him.

Previews from: Friday 9 November 2018
Closes: Sunday 17 February 2019

In the Winter Wood

When Pig and Goat discover they're being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods, where they can live happily together.

Previews from: Thursday 29 November 2018
Closes: Sunday 17 February 2019

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