The Polka Online Charity Quiz will take place on the 11th June at 8.15pm.

It has been announced that Polka Theatre Patrons Amanda Holden and Joanna Lumley will be hosting the Polka Online Charity Quiz with funds going towards Unlock Polka, a campaign to unlock children’s potential
during the Coronavirus crisis.

The quiz will see teams being put through their paces by the guest hosts who also include Jamael Westman (star of Hamilton), Keith
Lemon (host of Celebrity Juice) and Angela Griffin (Fiona Middleton, Coronation Street) during the event which will be streamed live on Facebook.

The Polka Theatre, like other theatres in the country, has been dealt a blow by the ongoing pandemic while in the middle of a £7.65 million building
redevelopment. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, work on the site of their reimagined home has been significantly delayed and plans
for reopening have been pushed back to Spring 2021, leaving them with a £500,000 hole in their plans. Despite this, Polka continues to support families and schools through its digital platform Polka Online,
with free activities, workshops, storytelling, teacher lesson plans and much more. The theatre is also providing free creative opportunities for at risk children.

The quiz will be hosted on Facebook and will be free to join, however Polka is asking for a suggested donation of £25, to contribute towards costs for creative learning activities for families to enjoy free of charge. There will be opportunities to give throughout the night and prizes are in store for the winners.

Talking about the quiz, Polka Theatre patron Amanda Holden said: “I’m really looking forward to joining in with Polka Theatre’s Big Charity Quiz Night on Thursday June 11th. I’m proud to be a patron of Polka, a theatre I’ve enjoyed visiting since 2008 with my daughters. Though the theatre is currently closed, Polka is still doing amazing things to support children
impacted by Covid 19 while also continuing their theatre redevelopment. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who believes in the power of creativity and the crucial role it plays during childhood to join in and support the invaluable work of this fabulous theatre. Live theatre is vital for our children’s minds,imaginations and health.”

The Polka Theatre Online Charity Quiz will take place on the 11th June. To register to take part and donate visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-polka-charity-quiz-with-guest-hosts-joanna-lumley-amanda-holden-tickets-106346571458?aff=NL