PIN The Polka Theatre

Great venue in Wimbledon for children

The Polka Theatre creates world-class theatre for children! They have 2 theatre spaces with shows all year round for ages 0 to 13 years (the upcoming shows can be found on their website.) They are one of the few venues in the UK that is dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences, and this unique venue has been entertaining kids with engaging theatre since 1979!

They have an outdoor playground, an indoor play area with rocking horses, and a dressing up chest: just go in any time they are open. You can treat yourself to something tasty from their cafe, and sit in the train while you enjoy it.

They also have lots of workshops for children, where you can learn all the behind the scenes tricks of the trade and become a designer, musician, dancer or actor for the day. The theatre also has lots of craft making workshops for all age ranges. Full details on after school and holiday workshops can be found on their website.

It is recommended that you take note of the lower age limits on shows in the Main Theatre, which will help you choose a suitable show for your child, and ensure that all audience members enjoy the performance. Every show at Polka has a recommended age range.

Getting there

Polka encourages people to walk, cycle or use public transport to come to Polka whenever possible, in order to support our Green Environmental Policy.

By Train:
Wimbledon Station BR (10 minute walk)
By Tube:
Wimbledon, District Line (10 minute walk)
South Wimbledon, Northern Line (5 minute walk)
By Bus:
57, 93, 219, 131 stop outside Polka
156, 163, 164, 200 stop nearby Wimbledon (10 minute walk)
By Bike:
There is a cycle rack at the theatre for those who wish to cycle to Polka. Polka is also now just off the new Super Cycle Highway that goes from Merton to the City.

TripTide Thoughts

We haven't been disappointed by a single production that we have seen at this dedicated children's theatre. Excellent acting, friendly staff, and a magical venue with outdoor space... you will always remember the trips you have taken at this theatre.


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240 , The Broadway, , Wimbledon, London , Wimbledon, London (View on Google Maps)
Child Friendly Theatre in Wimbledon

from £15.00-18.00 per person

11.50 for schools

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