NEWS: Cast and Creatives Announced for Ready, Steady, GO

The world premiere production will run at the Polka’s Adventure Theatre from the 29th January until the 27th March. Written and directed by Polka’s Artistic Director Peter Glanville, Ready, Steady, GO! takes audiences on a journey of the natural world by bike, whilst exploring the bond between a mother and her young daughter. When Sofia discovers… Read More

NEWS: Cast and Creative Team Announced for Polka Theatre’s Red

The production will officially reopen the Polka Theatre, which has been closed for refurbishment. Starting performances at the theatre from the 25th September, the production is a promenade performance directed by Hannah Quigley (Marvin’s Binoculars, Schools Tour/Unicorn Theatre). Red is a mix of visual and physical storytelling, which also integrates Sign Language into the performance.… Read More

Interview With… Peter Glanville

The Polka Theatre’s Artistic Director chatted to us about the theatre’s pop up performance of Maanika & The Wolf.   Hi Peter – can you tell me more about what Maanika and the Wolf is about? It’s a play about a Grandmother called Maanika who brings her childhood dressing up boxto life, re-enacting the story… Read More

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