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Polka Theatre for Children

240 The Broadway | Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB, England
+44 20 8543 4888
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Grandad's Island 🏝

Took my three boys aged 3,7 and 9 to see this performance on Saturday 3rd March. The acting was... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
gribbolino
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Not as good as it used to be

We have been regulars at Polka for the last 11 years. It used to be excellent but it is note of a... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Ewa B
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Polka Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which is dedicated to producing and presenting world-class theatre for children aged 0 - 13 years. Since the doors opened in 1979, this unique venue has been entertaining children with resonant, engaging and exciting theatre.Over 100,000 children a year come to Polka and are inspired, stimulated and engaged by theatre, often for the first time. Polka strives to stir the emotions, spark the imagination and, most of all, entertain. Its two theatre spaces, the Main Theatre and the Adventure Theatre are designed especially for children so that their first taste of theatre is welcoming and relevant. It’s also a free resource, where local families can ‘pop in to play’ - to explore our exhibition areas, dressing-up and reading corners, our playground, garden and cafe.
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240 The Broadway | Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB, England
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Took my three boys aged 3,7 and 9 to see this performance on Saturday 3rd March. The acting was superb and our boys were captivated by the actors and the stage set which included and excellent projection background. This epic tale was beautifully portrayed by...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars at Polka for the last 11 years. It used to be excellent but it is note of a ‚hit and miss’ nowadays. The Polka cast is nowhere as prefessional as Unicorn or Rose theatre ones. What really let the Polka down...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I came here on Saturday with my family as I bought tickets to see 'The Borrowers' for my nieces and nephew's birthdays - aged 7 and 5. The show itself was excellent, very well done. The audience was slightly unsettled as you would expect at...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I haven't been disappointed by a single production we have seen at this dedicated children's theatre. Excellent acting, friendly staff, magical venue with outdoor space... I will always remember the trips we have taken here. We most recently saw The Borrowers, which was really fantastic.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is a longstanding dedicated children's theatre with two performance spaces showing many different productions each year, flyers from some of whom are exhibited on the stairs going up to the main theatre. Today we saw a touring production devised in Colchester of 'The Farm...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Small theatre, all children shows held here. Sarah and Duck live was excellent, little one thoroughly enjoyed it! Was very hot in there but air con was turned on half way through, nevertheless, my daughter was highly entertained by the production! Would love to come...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

About ten years ago I took a grandchild to the Polka and I was really disappointed in the show and thought it was amateur and boring. On Wednesday I took another grandchild to Babe and we were thrilled with it. A really happy afternoon with...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this theatre since I was two and it always has the same calm and inviting ethos that makes it an amazing place to visit. I did a workshop which was really fun and educational. I always love this theatre!

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A gem of a place! Great place to play and have a cuppa Or stay for a show Many visits over the years Never disappointed All children welcome SEND sensitive and competent staff Brilliant holiday programs- something for everybody Please go!! This place needs to...More

Thank Jacqueline M
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went to see the "Chester tuffnut" play at the adventure theatre and it was a great moment! Educational, entertaining and... making children aware on our environment! Very nice welcoming staff and good actors for children. To recommend! We ll come back! PS: recommended with...More

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