Polka Theatre
  • 240 The Broadway
    SW19 1SB
Polka Theatre is both a very local theatre, loved by the inhabitants of Wimbledon and Merton and a global centre, known the world over as a pioneer of theatre for young people

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Polka Theatre in Wimbledon…

…where theatre begins!

Box Office 020 8543 4880



Polka Theatre, set in the heart of Wimbledon, is one of very few UK venues dedicated exclusively to producing and presenting high quality theatre and theatrical entertainment for young audiences. Since first opening our doors in 1979, this unique venue has offered children their first taste of the thrilling, challenging and inspiring world of theatre.


Over 100,000 children discover theatre at Polka every year, arriving in school groups or with their families, from Wimbledon and Merton or from London and beyond. Children discover the fascination of theatrical entertainment from our many and varied shows or take part in one of our drama workshops, youth theatres, education projects and writing programmes. Whichever arts form or activity they choose, once they step through Polka's doors, their appetite for high-quality theatre is powerfully awakened.


With two performance spaces, a café, playground, toyshop and exhibition and gallery spaces, Polka Theatre is unique in its totally child-centred design - the Adventure Theatre plays host to recent developments in theatre for babies and toddlers.


Polka Theatre is both a very local theatre, loved by the inhabitants of Wimbledon, Merton and the wider London community, and a global centre, known the world over as a pioneer of theatre for young people.


Everything we do is focused on providing children with an exhilarating introduction to the incomparable magic of theatre. We keep things fresh by discovering exciting new writers and dynamic new performers and by blending the best of contemporary culture with the finest traditions.


At Polka, there's space to play, to laugh, to discover and to create… with something for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. It's a magical place where you can steal a rare moment to share with your children. No two visits are the same…you'll soon see why Polka is where theatre begins!



Polka Theatre for Schools

Polka's productions are imaginative, innovative and inspiring, and provide a perfect introduction to the magic of theatre.


As the many teachers who visit each year testify, a visit will not only provide a thrilling experience, but it also provides opportunities for follow-up activities.


Polka's productions are accompanied by a full education programme which includes teacher resource packs, and a range of workshops in various disciplines.


See the web site to find information on how we can make your trip hassle-free, and also find out about the range of services we provide for schools





Hiring the Theatre

Polka Theatre is within easy reach of Central London and the M25 and is a uniquely child-centred building.


Polka has played host to a wide range of private events, performances and functions: from book launches and award ceremonies, to community group meetings and local arts performances. The theatre is often hired by commercial organisations looking for a comfortable, family-friendly and accessible venue and there are a number of spaces available for hire.




Booking Information

For full details and all you need to know about booking tickets at Polka Theatre please see the web site.

Polka Cafe

Our café serves refreshments before, during and after every performance with a range of great value and delicious meals, snacks, sandwiches and cakes - we even warm up baby food. The Café also caters for children's birthday parties.  


Finding us

Polka Theatre is located at the end of Wimbledon Broadway, just as the road bends and becomes Merton Road. We're less than a 10-minute walk from Wimbledon mainline, Tube (District Line) and Tram station, and less than 5 minutes away from South Wimbledon Tube station (Northern Line)



Polka Theatre in Wimbledon…

…where theatre begins!



Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway
Wimbledon, Merton
London SW19 1SB


Box Office: 020 8543 4880



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