Polka Theatre



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Management


Artistic director: Peter Glanville
Executive Director: Stephen Midlane

Theatres


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

Telephone




Box office: 020 8543 4888

Email


No email contact addresses available.


Location


Address:
240 The Broadway
Wimbledon
London SW19 1SB

Council: Kingston upon Thames

Region: London

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Transport


Tube:
Wimbledon (District Line)
South Wimbledon (Northern Line)

Train:
Wimbledon

Buses:

Stop:

Merton Road


Day no:
57, 93, 131, 219


Night no:
-

Access information


General

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

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.


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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


We don't have any shows listed.

Upcoming shows


Child of the Divide

Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the upheaval young Pali's fingers slip from his father's hand, and his destiny changes forever.

Previews from: Friday 29 September 2017
Closes: Sunday 15 October 2017

My Brother, My Sister and Me

With a new baby in the family, a little sister has to move in with her big brother. She's got used to the idea but her brother and Gecko, his constant companion, are not keen. Especially when she starts to unpack her very large collection of hats!

Previews from: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Closes: Sunday 11 February 2018

Little Red Riding Hood

A he-wolf and a girl, or a she-wolf and a boy? Both are possible! Join two performers as they retrace Red Riding Hood's path in the shadowy woods, constantly swapping characters - as if playing a game.

Previews from: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Closes: Sunday 29 October 2017

Why the Whales Came

Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious Birdman, but clues intrigue them. After being lost at sea and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman's secrets to learn why the whales came to the island.

Previews from: Thursday 2 November 2017
Closes: Sunday 5 November 2017

The Snow Queen

Once upon a time, there were two inseparable friends, Kai and Gerda. They did everything together, but one cold night, Kai falls under the spell of the evil Snow Queen and is whisked away on a sleigh to her icy palace.

Previews from: Friday 17 November 2017
Closes: Sunday 4 February 2018

I Believe in Unicorns

Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library. An enchanting tale about the power of books and one boy's bravery.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Closes: Sunday 18 February 2018

Tidy Up

A very tidy dance-theatre show that gets messed up! Inspired by children's logic to creating order and patterns, Tidy Up invites you to an unforgettable party where orderliness becomes exciting for children; and chaos becomes joyful for parents.

Previews from: Thursday 22 February 2018
Closes: Sunday 25 February 2018


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