NEWS: Polka Theatre Offers Free Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops to Schools

The Wimbledon based theatre is continuing to provide educational resources and entertainment for children during the pandemic. In order to help address the impact of lockdown-living onemotional and mental health, the Polka Theatre has announced that it has created a digital series focusing on mental health and wellbeing that can be freely accessed by schools… Read More

NEWS: Polka Theatre Announces Digital Reimagining of A Christmas Carol

The Polka Theatre has unveiled details of its free Christmas digital film re-telling the story of A Christmas Carol. This new fifteen minute film has been created by Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde, the team behind I Want My Hat Back and is being released as a thank you to all the Polka Theatre’s supporters.… Read More

NEWS: Joanna Lumley and Amanda Holden to Host Polka Theatre’s Quiz Night

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 potentialduring the Coronavirus crisis. The quiz will see teams… Read More

PREVIEW: Omid Djalili, Michael McIntyre and friends : Polka’s Big Charity Comedy Night, Battersea Arts Centre Grand Hall

The BAC’s Grand Hall will host a charity gig to help raise money for the Polka Theatre’s redevelopment. Taking place on the 9th December at 7.30pm, Polka Theatre Parton Omid Djalili will host Polka’s Big Charity Comedy Night in aid to raise the theatre’s final £400k redevelopment appeal target and to secure its future. As well… Read More

Interview with…Rose-Marie Christian

The actress spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree, based on The Panchatantra – India’s Aesop’s Fables.  Hi Rose-Marie thanks so much for talking to me. Could you tell me about your character Jayaben? Jayaben is the youngest of the three children with a fierce spirit about her . Although she… Read More

Interview with… Rebecca Cobb

The illustrator spoke to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about collaborating with Julia Donaldson and bringing The Everywhere Bear to the Polka Theatre.  Thank you so much for talking to me. For those who aren’t familiar with The Everywhere Bear could you tell me a bit more about the story? The Everywhere Bear is a story about a classroom… Read More

First Look At… Double Act, Polka Theatre

Production images for Vicky Ireland’s production based on Jacqueline Wilson’s original story have been released. Here’s a glimpse of what audiences can expect… 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. He’s been acting strange ever… Read More

Interview with…Mike Kenny

Love London Love Culture spoke to writer Mike Kenny about writing for young people’s theatre and Random Selfies, playing as part of the Polka Theatre’s Techtopia Festival.  Hi Mike thanks so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. Could you tell me a bit more about what audiences can expect from Random Selfies? Well, it’s… Read More

Interview With… Mark Houston

The actor is currently appearing in the Polka Theatre’s production of Chocolate Cake, based on Michael Rosen’s poem. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about the show…  Hi Mark – thank you so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. Could you tell me a bit more about the show please? Thanks so much… Read More

First Look at… Chocolate Cake, Polka Theatre

Production images have been released for the Polka Theatre’s production of Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake, playing at the theatre until the 13th May. Here’s a look at what you can expect…  Adapted for the stage by Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr, this world premiere production based on Michael Rosen’s poem opens the Polka Theatre’s new Spring/Summer… Read More