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take part Act, sing, dance, direct and create at Polka! Whatever you’re interested in, experience life behind the scenes by creating your very own work. There’s something for everyone, just take a peek at what we have on offer! Remember to bring a packed lunch to all day-long events

october Half Term BEHIND THE SCENES: Make-up Artist for a Day New! Tue 30 Oct • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Work with our professional makeup artist and learn the tricks of the trade in this Halloween themed make-up session. Wear old clothing as things might get messy! £30 Halloween Shadows Wed 31 Oct • 5 - 7 yrs 10am - 1pm Create Halloween light sculptures, lanterns and ghostly shadow puppets in this creepy, craft workshop. £25 Play in a Day: Word for Word Thu 1 Nov • 7 - 12 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Use your own experiences, thoughts and words to work with our director and create your own play in a day. £30

February Half Term

christmas holiday New Year’s Arty Party! Wed 2 Jan • 5 - 7 yrs 10.30am - 1pm Welcome in the New Year with this sparkly craft workshop! Make dazzling party jewellery, hats or masks using recycled materials. £25 Penguin Party Fri 4 Jan • 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11.15am Join in with Mr Polaro and Penguina as they play their favourite party games in this drama, music and craft workshop. £18

Glad Rag’s Costume Making Day Wed 20 Feb • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm Be green for the day and transform unwanted items into beautiful costumes! You will then devise a piece of theatre inspired by your creation. £30 Finger Puppet Festival Thu 21 Feb • 5 - 7 yrs 10.30am - 3pm Design and create finger puppet characters and your very own miniature puppet theatre to take home. £30 Winter Warm Up! Fri 22 Feb • 3 - 4 yrs 10 - 11am Get warm by moving to the music in this gentle, creative dance workshop inspired by penguins, polar bears and the winter. £18

020 8543 4888 / www.polkatheatre.com Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB


After-school courses Creative Explorers Courses for 3 - 5 yrs

Sing-along Seesaw Tue 15 Jan - Tue 12 Feb

Magic, Monsters & Mermaids Tue 2 Oct - Tue 13 Nov

Five Alive! Tue 20 Nov - Tue 18 Dec

(exc. w/c 29 Oct)

Explore drama, movement and music inspired by our five senses in this multi-sensory course. £35 for five weeks

Go on an adventure to faraway fantasy lands in this creative drama and storytelling course. We’ll conjure magic spells, meet mermaids and dive into our favourite fairy tales… £42 for six weeks 3 - 4 yrs 4 - 5 yrs

3 - 4 yrs 4 - 5 yrs

3 - 3.45pm 4 - 4.45pm

3 - 3.45pm 4 - 4.45pm

Go up and down and round and round as we explore rhythm and rhyme using movement and drama in our favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs. £35 for five weeks 3 - 4 yrs 4 - 5 yrs

Fizzy Dizzy Dancers Tue 26 Feb - Tue 26 Mar Bop to the beat and stamp your feet in this energetic, dancing course. £35 for five weeks 3 - 4 yrs 4 - 5 yrs

Create & Perform Wed 3 Oct - Wed 12 Dec

Puppet Making Course Wed 16 Jan - Wed 27 Mar

(excl. w/c 29 Oct)

(excl. w/c 18 Feb)

Meet the director of The Wind in the Willows and find out how we brought the book to life on stage. Explore characters, devise scenes, create props, music, songs and dances to perform your very own version.

Meet our puppet maker and designer to create and learn about different types of puppets and how they are used. We’ll take a look at marionettes, rod, glove, shadow, junk puppets and body puppets. Devise a play using your favourites to perform for family and friends at the end of the 10 weeks.

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

3 - 3.45pm 4 - 4.45pm

PYT: Polka’s Youth Theatre for 9 - 13 yrs

Playmakers Courses for 5 - 9 yrs

5 - 7 yrs 4 - 5pm £75 for ten weeks

3 - 3.45pm 4 - 4.45pm

5 - 7 yrs 4 - 5pm £75 for ten weeks 7 - 9 yrs 5.15 - 6.30pm £85 for ten weeks

Stunt School A six week course that will explore different types of stage combat. Tue 2 Oct - Tue 13 Nov (excl. w/c 29 Oct)

9 - 11 yrs 5 - 6.15pm £55 for six weeks Thu 4 Oct - Thu 15 Nov 11 - 13 yrs 5 - 6.30pm £60 for six weeks

For more detailed descriptions of our weekly sessions please visit www.polkatheatre.com/editorial/takepart or ask at the Box Office. All courses will have an end of term sharing.

Take Part 2012 - 2013  

Take a peek and come along and take part in some of our workshops and after school activities. Act, sing, direct and create at Polka!