Polka Theatre

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Artistic director: Peter Glanville
Executive Director: Stephen Midlane


Main Theatre - 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.

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

The Borrowers

Arietty has lived her whole life deep beneath the floorboards, dreaming of the great outdoors. When her father Pod finally brings her upstairs to learn the tricks of borrowing, Arietty meets a human boy.

Previews from: Friday 16 June 2017
Closes: Sunday 20 August 2017

Upcoming shows


With a sparkling musical score by Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale, Hatch follows the extraordinary journey of an egg through different sensory worlds, each bursting with a mesmerising blend of sights and sounds.

Previews from: Friday 7 July 2017
Closes: Sunday 27 August 2017

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