Polka Theatre was the UK’s first theatre venue designed specifically for children and continues to be exclusively devoted to work for and with them.
Led by Jonathan Lloyd, Polka Theatre is considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking venues for children’s theatre within the UK and internationally, with a particularly strong reputation for producing new work and work for Early Years audiences.
Polka regularly engages in co-productions and partnerships across the UK and is celebrated for its thriving programme of creative learning and arts access projects. 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.
When you come and see a show at Polka you won’t just enjoy the theatre. Polka’s welcoming building is a resource for local people with its friendly café, worry-free foyer with big toys and a book corner, a charming garden and a playground complete with a Wendy House and giant cat! It is playful, fun and interactive - Polka stimulates even the biggest child’s imagination and is a magical place where you can share a special moment with your children.
Check out the Activities section to see details of upcoming shows!