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Parking There are a limited number of pay-and-display bays near the theatre in Latimer Road (2 hr limit), Bridges Road, Dudley Road, Ridley Road and Kings Road.

There are car parks in Wimbledon Town Centre, including The Broadway (next to New Wimbledon Theatre), Queens Road, St George’s Road, Hartfield Road and Hartfield Crescent.

Wheelchair access

Induction loop

Integrated Sign Language Performance

Working dogs welcome

Relaxed performances Accessible toilet Touch tours Specialist workshops Scripts available in advance

Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway Wimbledon London SW19 1SB Box Office: 020 8543 4888 www.polkatheatre.com Tue - Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm Sat: 10am - 4.30pm Polka is a registered charity no. 256979

Large print brochure available by request With the support of the Culture programme of the European Union.

Printed on mixed source paper from responsibly managed forests

We are committed to making Polka accessible to everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know when booking.

World-class theatre for children ages 0 -13

Box Office: 020 8543 4888 www.polkatheatre.com


Welcome! …to spring and summer at Polka with a great selection of shows and workshops for all the family to enjoy.

What’s coming up? Grimm Tales 6 - 11 yrs

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Select your own seat online!

Kid Carpet 4 - 8 yrs

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Comedy 4 Kids 6 - 11 yrs

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We are excited to announce that you can now select your own seat when booking online for our Main House shows. Simply choose the performance date you want to come along to and select your favourite seat in the Main Theatre. Give it a try today!

Behind the Scenes at Polka’s Open Day Sunday 16 June 2013, 11am - 4pm Go behind the scenes at Polka as we open the doors for our annual open day of free activities for all the family to enjoy. Expect storytelling, the chance to try on costumes, the chance to meet the writer of Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play and take part in lots of fun and games! We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to put the date in your diary.

@polkatheatre

Theatr Iolo presents

Egg 4 4 - 7 yrs Support Us

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Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play 4 - 7 yrs

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Three Colours 2 - 4 yrs

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Tickets £12 Concessions £8

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Lullaby 9 0 - 12 mths Visiting Adventures World of Stories Take Part General Info Diary

www.facebook.com/polkatheatre

5 - 23 MARCH • MAIN THEATRE • 1 HOUR 35 MINUTES INC INTERVAL

10 - 12 12 13 - 15 16 17 - 18

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales.

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Please refer to our policy on under-aged children (page 16)

In the dead of night, the moon is hiding behind a cloud, and deep in the dark, dark forest two children are lost, scared and hungry… How are we ever going to get out of this enormous forest? A young girl, exhausted with work and deprived of a bed, lies down in the dirty ashes. Her stepsisters, with hearts as ugly as thorns, snigger at her. Shake your leaves and branches, little tree, Shower gold and silver down on me. Join the award-winning Theatr Iolo as they bring to life the magical stories of the Brothers Grimm, including Ashputtel (the original Cinderella story), Hansel & Gretel and Snow White. 2


29 MARCH 2013 • MAIN THEATRE • 45 MINUTES NO INTERVAL

3 - 13 APRIL 2013 • MAIN THEATRE • 40 MINUTES NO INTERVAL

Kid Carpet & Theatre Bristol present

Cahoots NI presents

Kid Carpet and The Noisy Animals

Magic, music and… an egg!

Join these madcap birds on an adventure of a lifetime as they grapple with growing up and giving in to their natural instincts to take flight. And then of course they meet an egg!

A rock & roll musical for kids – back by popular demand! Follow the adventures of a charismatic singer and his animal band (made up of a gorilla, a bear, a hedgehog and a badger) as they make friends, play games, contemplate the world and finally rock out at a grand dance contest. This lively and enchanting performance contains a unique mix of theatre, comedy, animation and original live music.

Egg

Tickets £12 Concessions £8

4 -8

A fresh and fantastically fun show, that serves as a perfect introduction to the world of live performance.

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Please refer to our policy on under-aged children (page 16)

Watch as this delightful story unfolds on a tiny, rustic set, exquisitely constructed out of twigs, feathers and shell. Guaranteed to entertain with magic, live music, plenty of action and an egg! Tickets £12 Concessions £8

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Please refer to our policy on under-aged children (page 16)

Relaxed Performance (formerly Autism Friendly) Thu 11 Apr 11am

30 MARCH 2013 • MAIN THEATRE • 1 hour NO INTERVAL James Campbell presents

Comedy 4 Kids James Campbell is a stand up comedian for you and your children, and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. His show may cover ways to make parsnips interesting, how to look a chicken in both eyes at the same time and why owls don’t like Easter. James may also attempt a new world record in badger hurdling and doing loop the loop with his 93 year old Auntie Histamine (contents may vary and the actual show may not involve any of the above). Side effects may include your sides hurting.

‘Absurdist Genius.’ The Guardian Tickets £12 Concessions £8 3

6 -11 years

Please refer to our policy on under-aged children (page 16)

Support Our Work Today and your gift will be matched pound-for-pound!

Polka Theatre is a registered charity which sparks the imagination and fuels a sense of discovery in children from every background and we need your support to continue to deliver our outstanding work. There’s never been a better time to become a part of the Polka family as, thanks to a special grant from Arts Council England, every donation we receive from a new donor and any increased support from existing donors will be matched pound for pound. To find out how you can be a part of all that we offer to children, call Leslie on 020 8545 8368, email Leslie@polkatheatre.com or visit www.polkatheatre.com/editorial/giving-to-polka

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27 APRIL - 17 AUGUST 2013 • MAIN THEATRE • 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES INC INTERVAL Polka Theatre and BBC Worldwide present

Charlie and Lola’s

Extremely New Play

Based on the characters created by Lauren Child Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister who are back onstage with their new show following Polka’s international hit Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play. Enter a magical journey through the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same. What will happen when Lola and her best friend Lotta absolutely promise to look after Sizzles the dog? And follow Charlie and his best friend Marv on a Pirate Squidbones adventure! Playful, funny and full of surprises, this extremely new play about friendship and adventures promises to be a treat for everyone. www.charlieandlola.com

Tickets £16 Concessions £11 £10 Saver Shows 4 May 12.30pm, 29 May 11am*, 23 Jun 3.30pm, 1 Aug 2.30pm*, 13 Aug 11am (*Watch With Baby Show)

4-7 years

Please refer to our policy on under-aged children (page 16)

After-show Talk Sat 11 May 2pm Integrated Sign Language Performance Sat 25 May 2pm

Charlie and Lola TM ® and © Lauren Child 2005. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC logo TM & © BBC 1996

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Relaxed Performance (formerly Autism Friendly) Sat 8 June 2.30pm


26 JUNE - 17 AUGUST 2013 • ADVENTURE THEATRE • APPROX 35 MINUTES Norwich Puppet Theatre presents

Imagine a world where you are Diving into the deep blue sea Hopping around with green frogs Gazing into the crackling red of a bonfire Blue, green and red delights… Bask in a world of colour in this interactive performance which explores vibrant sensory worlds. Three Colours places you and your children at the very centre of the experience, gently drawing you into wonderful imaginary landscapes where you can swim with fish, feel frogs nibble your toes, catch grasshoppers and listen to a gentle heartbeat… all magically created out of the colours of light.

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With the use of projection, light, puppets, music and dance, this immersive performance promises to delight and tickle the imagination of the young.

Tickets £10 Concessions £8


visiting adventures

3 - 25 MAY 2013 • ADVENTURE THEATRE • 30 MINUTES Polka Theatre presents

Visiting Adventure tickets are £10. Schools, concessions and Polka Firsts £8 Group Bookings – buy 10 tickets get 11th free. All running times are approximations

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Mar 4 - 7 yrs • 50 mins Norwich Puppet Theatre presents

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Mar 3 - 6 yrs • 45 mins Hand to Mouth Theatre presents

Jack & The Beanstalk Cafe Two customers at the Beanstalk Cafe tell each other stories using anything they can lay their hands on, including the tables, tablecloths, food and cutlery. The kitchen sink is an optional extra.

Devised and composed by Natalie Raybould

To breathe, smile and relax Gurgle, babble and sing Explore, discover and play Lull, dream and be at peace with your baby Cocooned within a charming setting and layered with musical and visual surprises, this playful experience will take you on a gentle journey of discovery with singer-performer Natalie Raybould. Treat yourself to a performance to engage and share with your baby, with chill-out dreaming time – if needed! Limited tickets are available for additional adult observers who are able to watch the action on the “big screen”. Please note that these tickets do not allow access to the performance. Specifically designed for one parent/carer to participate with one baby.

Tickets £15 Concessions £12 Screen Tickets £4

Watch as two full-grown adults play with their food and learn how many beans make five, using live animation, shadows, puppets and music. A witty, nourishing beanfeast of stories.

(Includes a parent/carer and a baby)

0 - 12 mths

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Mar 4 - 7 yrs • 45 mins M6 Theatre Company presents

Wash Follow the adventure of a favourite toy needing its very first wash. With song, rhythm, puppetry and movement from his first dip in the warm soapy water to styling his soft clean fur. A multi-sensory experience allowing you to touch and feel each stage of his journey surrounded by the rhythm and songs of a world of laundry.

With a Magician for a Dad and a Stargazer for a Mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye!

Lullaby – Bump Time A chance to spend some time with you and bump in a designated performance for expectant mums only. Look out for the diary.

A telescope in one hand, a feather duster in the other and a few tricks up her sleeve, Mavis is on a journey north – to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes. With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket and a nice cup of tea, Mavis moves ever closer to making her dream come true.

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Tickets £12 Concessions £10

A roguish soldier acquires a tinderbox, which gives him the power to magically summon three extraordinary dogs. The dogs bring him riches beyond his wildest dreams, but his fortunes quickly take a turn for the worse. Watch the soldier’s remarkable rollercoaster adventure reach dizzy heights and plunge dark depths.

Includes 10 mins play time.

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 6 mths - 3 yrs • 45 mins Half Moon and Tam Tam Theatre present

With the support of the Small size Seeding Fund

Curious

Mavis Sparkle

(Price includes the opportunity for partners to attend as observers and watch via the “big screen”)

Photograph by Tom Whitehead

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The Tinderbox

Tue 12 - Thu 14 Mar 6 mths - 2 yrs • 45 mins Birdsnest Theatre presents

Journey into a world where kitchen meets garden and where pots and pans get mischievously mixed up with planters and pails.

Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar 4 - 7 yrs • 45 mins Ripstop Theatre presents

Sally and the Sunflower A delightful story of a very small girl, a very tall sunflower and a magical adventure. This enchanting and inventive re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk uses puppetry, colourful projections and storytelling.

A perfect giggle-making introductory experience to theatre that explores everyday objects in an interactive environment. Includes 15 mins play time.

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Cloud Man Spot

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Pied Piper

Blown Away

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr 3 - 5 yrs • 50 mins Birdsnest Theatre in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton present

Blown Away One windy night a small girl finds herself swept up and whisked away on an unforgettable journey with the wind. Flying through the air with the world so small below her she feels big, and when you’re big you can do anything at all! Come and feel the wind in this beautiful and engaging show with live music, shadow puppetry and movement. Includes 15 mins play time.

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr 4 - 7 yrs • 45 mins Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker presents

Cloud Man Cloudia has always had her head in the clouds. She is a cloud expert and all of her life she has dreamt of seeing a Cloud Man – an extremely rare creature who lives a quiet life high up in the sky. Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain where the views are always surprising. If you are lucky, you may see something very special indeed.

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Hue Boy

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Apr 3 - 7 yrs • 45 mins Norwich Puppet Theatre presents

Wed 29 May - Sat 1 Jun 1 - 4 yrs • 30 mins La Baracca presents

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Jun 4 - 7 yrs • 45 mins Garlic Theatre presents

Pied Piper

Spot

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance…

I’m the sun in yellow, the sea in blue and fire in red… and when I turn red, I get excited! I’m a bright street; I’m a feast… and Oh! Now I’m dark and you can’t see me anymore! But you can listen, and hear me breathe. I don’t have hands, or legs or feet, but I can follow you around… I am Spot, and I tell stories.

There’s a Monster in my Piano

A humorous and irresistible show with puppetry, foot-tapping live music and storytelling. Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 3 - 6 yrs • 1 hour Libellule Theatre presents

Just a Bit of Paper Let your thoughts unfold and ideas take flight as we join Scribble and Scraps in their playground of paper. Fold, tear, scrumple, scrunch, scribble and imagine in this highly interactive show. Little hands won’t be bored and ever inquisitive minds will be kept busy. Includes 10 mins play time.

Join Spot, the friendly and endearing stage light, in this fusion of lights, sound and movement told with simple words in English and Italian.

Sat 8 Jun 4 - 7 yrs • 40 mins Tutti Frutti presents

Hue Boy Hue Boy has a problem that everyone is talking about… he is small and doesn’t seem to be growing “at all, at all”. His family and the villagers all have their opinions on what he should do and his school friends tease him. But still he does not grow. Until one day he understands what it is to be tall, despite his height. Be transported to a Caribbean village with this heart-warming book brought to life on stage.

There’s a Monster in my Piano

Q: What do you do when you hear a strange munching noise inside a piano? A: Call the Piano Doctor of course. He might be able to help with his bag full of ears and his collection of weird and wonderful tools. But when he looks inside – the musical

Polka is delighted to be the UK lead-partner within “Small size, big citizens”, a project funded by The European Community EACEA to promote the performing arts within early childhood across 12 European countries. Running from 2009 - 2014, involvement in this partnership extends our opportunities to continue to present new and developing theatre from our national and international colleagues creating shows specifically for 0 - 6s and with a focus on performances for babies and toddlers aged 0 - 3. www.smallsize.org

notes are packing their bags and running away. What are they scared of and who is hammering at the keys? A delightful offbeat jazzy tale, starring puppets, clowning, animation and a very highly strung monster!

World of Stories and Music Get inspired with a free morning of storytelling featuring some of the most dynamic spoken word artists and storytellers in the UK today. How do I get tickets? Email storytelling@polkatheatre.com by 5pm on Monday 18 February with your name, address, the day you would like to attend and the number of tickets you would like (up to four per family). We’ll let you know if you have been allocated tickets by Monday 25 February. Sat 2 Mar • 3+ yrs Join Alex D Great for tales inspired by the Caribbean. Sat 6 Apr • 4+ yrs Nick Khan will perform some traditional Bangladeshi tales. Sat 4 May • 3+ yrs Join George Fiawoo for African storytelling and drumming.

Sat 1 Jun • 3+ yrs Celebrate Summer with Anansi Stories and other tales brought to life by Diana Olutunmogun. Sat 6 Jul • 4+ yrs Meet the Yorkshire bog people. These rare and smelly creatures hate the light but love all things shiny! They invite all ‘who-mans’ to meet on the moor to hear their dark and dreadful story.

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Wed 29 May 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm Create 2D puppets inspired by the show and bring them to life in this drama and craft workshop. £18

EASTER Workshops Tue 2 Apr • 4 - 5 yrs 10 - 11.15am

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Create some feathered friends inspired by the show Egg in this drama and craft workshop. £18

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Open Wardrobe: Play in a Day

Create spring time creatures and bring them to life in this fun drama, storytelling and craft workshop. £36

Wed 3 Apr • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm

Blossoms & Blooms

If you missed out on our very first open wardrobe now is your chance to try on costumes and explore our props and puppets from past productions. Then bring them to life in your very own performance. £30

Tue 28 May 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.30am - 12.45pm

Puppet Pageant with Charlie and Lola

Polka is now an Arts Award supporter venue. Did you know that if you take part in a workshop or see a show here, it now counts towards your Arts Award?

Spring Time Bugs & Butterflies

Four Seasons Mobile Morning with Charlie and Lola

Create decorative mobiles inspired by the four seasons in Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play. £18

Remember to bring a packed lunch to all day-long events.

Feathered Friends

May Half Term Workshops

Tue 9 Apr • 6 -10 yrs 10am - 12.30pm Welcome in the spring by creating origami blossoms and blooms this Easter holiday. £25

BEHIND THE SCENES: Actors Boot Camp Wed 10 Apr • 7 - 11 yrs 10am - 3.30pm

Pirate Squidbone’s Super Duper Pirate Party with Charlie and Lola New!

Join our Boot Camp and explore everything you need to know about acting.You will be put through your paces with techniques, exercises and games used by professionals. £30

Musical Director for a Day Fri 12 Apr • 8 - 13 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Create your very own songs inspired by a Polka show and perform them to family and friends. Bring an instrument if you play one but no previous experience is required. £30

Thu 30 May 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm Come dressed up as a pirate and ready for adventure as we explore pirate stories and go searching for hidden treasure in this swashbuckling workshop. £18

BEHIND THE SCENES: Designer for a Day Fri 31 May • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Meet our designer and create your very own set model box and costume designs for a Polka show. £30

Summer holiday Workshops Lola’s Summer Sunshine Workshop

BEHIND THE SCENES: Dancer for a Day

Tue 23 Jul 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm

Tue 30 Jul • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm

Lola wants to be the sun. Help her shine by creating sparkling sunshine windmills and headdresses and enjoy stories and songs inspired by summer. £18

Lotta and Lola’s Extremely Fishy Workshop Wed 24 Jul 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm Make your own fabulous 3D fish ponds inspired by Lola and Lotta’s favourite pond. £18

Sizzle’s Sizzling Sock Puppet Workshop Thu 25 Jul 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm Make sock puppet sausage dogs and bring them to life in this drama and craft workshop. £18

Leaf Printing with Lola and Lotta Fri 26 Jul 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am 4 - 5 yrs 11.45am - 1pm Create leaf print collages on cloth in this craft workshop inspired by the show. £18

Calling all dance fans! Don’t miss the chance to work with our professional dancer and choreographer to create your very own piece. £30

BEHIND THE SCENES: Heads & Tails N Wed 31 Jul • 6 - 9 yrs 10am - 1pm

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Create hats, headdresses and other costume pieces for a character with our designer. £25

Behind the Scenes: Role Play for a Day Thu 1 Aug • 8 - 13 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm

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Become an actor for the day by using improvisation and physical theatre to create short performances. £30


Summer schools

General information

Musical Puppet Theatre

How to Book

Mailing List

By Phone Call 020 8543 4888 Mon 9.30am - 4.30pm Tue - Fri 9.30am - 5pm Sat 10am - 4.30pm

To join our free mailing list, or our email list, please contact the Box Office or sign up online www.polkatheatre.com

Mon 5 - Fri 9 Aug • 6 - 9 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Create your own puppet and bring it to life, working with our director, musician and puppeteer, in a musical story to share with family and friends on Polka’s stage. £100

Lights, Camera, Action! Summer School Mon 12 - Fri 16 Aug • 8 - 13 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Now’s your chance to craft your own action sequence with the help of the professional stage combat team and director. Devise your own characters and bring this all together to perform on stage at the end of the week. £100

In person Tue - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm Sat 10am - 4.30pm Online Visit www.polkatheatre.com

Discounts

After-school courses Creative Explorers Courses for 3 - 5 yrs Use drama and creative play to develop communication and social skills, build confidence and encourage self expression…

Playmakers Courses for 5 - 9 yrs Get your creative juices flowing and develop your own performance!

Season Sensations

Three Colours

Picture Perfect

Tue 16 Apr - Tue 21 May 3 - 4 yrs 3 - 3.45pm 4 - 5 yrs 4 - 4.45pm

Tue 4 Jun - Tue 2 Jul 3 - 4 yrs 3 - 3.45pm 4 - 5 yrs 4 - 4.45pm

Wed 24 Apr - Wed 3 Jul

Use drama to explore a range of stories inspired by the seasons in this multi-sensory, storytelling and movement course. £42 for six weeks

A multi-sensory journey exploring light, colours, movement and story, inspired by our Adventure Theatre show. £35 for five weeks

(excluding w/c 27 May)

We are unable to sell tickets for under-age children and reserve the right to refuse them admission. Exceptions to this rule are the designated Watch With Baby performances – look out for this symbol in the Diary.

Access at Polka

5 - 7 yrs 4 - 5pm £75 for ten weeks

Hiring the Theatre The Main Theatre and other rooms are available to hire for conferences, meetings, parties, film screenings and launches. Call Kim on 020 8545 8334 or email kim@polkatheatre.com

Polka Café and Children’s Parties The café is open Tue - Fri, 9.30am 4.30pm, and Sat, 10am - 4.30pm, serving a delicious range of hot and cold meals and snacks. Children’s tea parties are also available. For more information call 020 8545 8330 or email cafe@polkatheatre.com Sample menus can be viewed at www.polkatheatre.com/ editorial/polka-cafe

Babies and Toddlers Baby-changing facilities and a buggy park are available at the theatre and café staff will happily warm up baby food.

We are unable to refund or exchange tickets, so please do check your tickets at the time of purchase. We accept tickets for re-sale if a performance is sold out, but a small charge will be made.

Enjoy our free wireless internet access throughout our building available for you to use at anytime.

Polka Theatre are working in partnership with Merton Music Foundation to provide a series of Music Magnet workshops. Visit www.mmf.org.uk for more information.

Please take note of the lower age-limits on shows in the Main Theatre. Our experience shows that children below the specified age are more likely to be disruptive and spoil other people’s enjoyment.

Refunds and Exchanges

Bring in your favourite photographs and images to inspire you to devise and create a unique performance piece.

7 - 9 yrs 5.15 - 6.30pm £85 for ten weeks

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Concessions are available for those registered unemployed or receiving benefits (includes Pension Credits). A 20% concessionary rate is available for workshops. For group bookings, every eleventh ticket is free. Reduced-price preview tickets, where available, are limited to four per family. Free carer/companion tickets are available.

Recommended Age Ranges

Polka Partners Polka Theatre has a unique Corporate Membership scheme with a range of fantastic benefits. Call 020 8545 8353 for details.

Pop in to Play at Polka Why not make time when you visit to use the café, playground or garden, see the Teddy Bear Exhibition or read in the book corner? You are welcome to drop in any time we’re open – the facilities are free to use, you don’t need a ticket to come inside!

With thanks to…

Polka’s building is open Tue - Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm Sat: 10am - 4.30pm

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Schools Performance

Relaxed Performance ÂŁ10 Saver Show

Watch With Baby Performance After-show Talk Bump Time

Integrated Sign Language Performance

Tu 2 Blown Away

Sa 2 Storytelling 10.30 Jack & Beanstalk 12.30/2.35 Tu 5 Grimm Tales We 6 Grimm Tales Th 7 Grimm Tales Fr 8 Grimm Tales Mavis Sparkle Sa 9 Grimm Tales Mavis Sparkle Tu 12 Grimm Tales Wash We 13 Grimm Tales Wash Th 14 Grimm Tales Wash Fr 15 Grimm Tales Sunflower Sa 16 Grimm Tales Sunflower Tu 19 Grimm Tales

Aimed at children with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders who will benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere.Tickets for these performances must be booked through the Box Office on 020 8543 4888

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We 3 Egg 2.00 Blown Away 11.05/2.05 Th 4 Egg 11.00/2.00 Blown Away 11.05/2.05 Fr 5 Egg 11.00 Blown Away 11.05/2.05 Sa 6 Storytelling 10.30 Egg 12.30/3.00 10.35/2.05 Blown Away 12.35/3.05 11.00/2.30 Tu 9 Egg 11.00/2.00 11.05/2.35 Cloud Man 11.05/2.05 We 10 Egg 11.00 10.35/2.05 Cloud Man 11.05/2.05 Th 11 Egg 11.00 /2.00 10.35/2.05 Cloud Man 11.05/2.05 Fr 12 Egg 11.00 10.35/2.05 Cloud Man 11.05/2.05 Sa 13 Egg 11.00/2.00 10.35/2.05 Cloud Man 11.05/2.05 11.00/2.30 11.05/2.35 Fr 19 Pied Piper 11.05/2.05

We 20 Grimm Tales

Th 21 Grimm Tales

Fr 22 Grimm Tales Tinderbox Sa 23 Grimm Tales Tinderbox Tu 26 Curious

Relaxed Performances

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We 27 Curious

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Th 28 Curious

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Fr 29 Kid Carpet Curious Sa 30 Comedy 4 Kids Curious

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Sa 20 Pied Piper

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Fr 26 Bit of Paper

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Sa 27 Charlie & Lola Bit of Paper Tu 30 Charlie & Lola

11.00/2.00 11.05/2.05

Fr 3 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Sa 4 Storytelling Charlie & Lola Lullaby Tu 7 Charlie & Lola Lullaby We 8 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Th 9 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Fr 10 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Sa 11 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Tu 14 Charlie & Lola Lullaby We 15 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Th 16 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Fr 17 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Sa 18 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Tu 21 Charlie & Lola Lullaby We 22 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Th 23 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Fr 24 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Sa 25 Charlie & Lola Lullaby Tu 28 Charlie & Lola We 29 Charlie & Lola Spot Th 30 Charlie & Lola Spot Fr 31 Charlie & Lola Spot

10.35/12.05/2.05 10.30 12.30 /3.30 12.35/2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 10.30 /2.00 10.35/12.05 / 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 10.35 /12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 2.00 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 10.35/12.05/2.05 10.30 /2.00 10.35/12.05/ 2.05/3.35 11.00/2.30

Sa 13 Three Colours

10.30/2.00

Sa 1 Storytelling Charlie & Lola Spot Fr 7 Charlie & Lola Sa 8 Charlie & Lola Hue Boy Su 9 Charlie & Lola

10.30 12.30 /3.30 12.35/3.35

Fr 14 Charlie & Lola Monster Sa 15 Charlie & Lola Monster Su 16 Open Day

10.35/2.05 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 - 4.00

Tu 16 Charlie & Lola Three Colours We 17 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Th 18 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Fr 19 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Sa 20 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Tu 23 Charlie & Lola Three Colours We 24 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Th 25 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Fr 26 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Sa 27 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Tu 30 Charlie & Lola Three Colours We 31 Charlie & Lola Three Colours

2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35

Fr 21 Charlie & Lola Sa 22 Charlie & Lola

11.00 /2.30 11.05/12.30/2.35 12.30/3.30

11.00/2.30

Su 23 Charlie & Lola

12.30

We 26 Three Colours

10.35/2.05

Th 27 Three Colours

10.35/2.05

Fr 28 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Sa 29 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Su 30 Charlie & Lola Three Colours

10.35/2.05 11.00/2.30 11.05/2.35 2.00 12.00/2.05

/3.30

Merton Schools Summer Holiday

Free Storytelling

april 13

Fr 1 Jack & Beanstalk 10.35/2.05

Merton Schools Half Term

Diary Key

march 13

Th 2 Charlie & Lola

Merton Schools Easter Holidays

Main Theatre shows in violet Adventure Theatre shows in pink Free Storytelling in blue

We 1 Charlie & Lola

june 13

August 13

july 13 We 3 Three Colours

10.35/2.05

Th 4 Three Colours

10.35/2.05

Fr 5 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Sa 6 Storytelling Charlie & Lola Three Colours Su 7 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Tu 9 Three Colours

10.35/2.05 10.30 12.30/3.30 12.35/3.35 2.00 12.00/2.05 10.30/2.00

We 10 Three Colours

10.30/2.00

Th 11 Three Colours

10.30/2.00

Fr 12 Three Colours

10.30/2.00

/2.30 11.00 11.05/2.35 11.00/2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35

Merton Schools Summer Holiday

diary

May 13

Th 1 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Fr 2 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Sa 3 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Tu 6 Charlie & Lola Three Colours We 7 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Th 8 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Fr 9 Three Colours

2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00/2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.05/2.35

Sa 10 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Tu 13 Charlie & Lola Three Colours We 14 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Th 15 Charlie & Lola Three Colours Fr 16 Three Colours

11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35 11.05/2.35

Sa 17 Charlie & Lola Three Colours

11.00 /2.30 11.05/2.35

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