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After-school courses

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Book for two after-school courses at the same time and get £5 off each course!

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Creative Explorers Courses for 3 - 5 yrs Use drama and creative play to develop communication and social skills, build confidence and encourage self expression… Play a Rainbow Tue 17 Apr - Tue 15 May 3 - 4 yrs 3 - 3.45pm 4 - 5 yrs 4 - 4.45pm Use colour to inspire imaginative play and storytelling in these multi-sensory, drama and messy play sessions. £35 for five weeks

Playmakers Courses for 5 - 9 yrs Get your creative juices flowing and develop your own performance! Choose Your Own Adventure Wed 18 Apr - Wed 27 Jun

Treasure Chest Stories Tue 22 May - Tue 26 Jun

Act, sing, dance, direct and create at Polka! Whatever you’re interested in, experience life behind the scenes of a real working theatre by creating work of your very own. There’s something for everyone, just take a peek at what we have on offer!

(excl. w/c 4 June)

3 - 4 yrs 3 - 3.45pm 4 - 5 yrs 4 - 4.45pm Bring in a precious toy or special treasure to place in the story chest and during the course we will create a story together inspired by your treasured object.

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

(Please note: maintenance work will be taking place in the main building and entry will be through the annexe only)

£35 for five weeks

Easter Workshops

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

Become a clown for a day and explore the art of mime, physical comedy and slapstick. £20 Easter Egg Detectives New ! Wed 4 & Thu 5 Apr 3 - 4 yrs 9.45 - 10.45am 4 - 5 yrs 11.15am - 12.15pm

PYT is aimed at young people wanting to explore different theatre skills and find out more about theatre making and performing… This term the PYTs will have the exciting opportunity to take part in Polka’s National Playhouse Festival. Get the chance to perform a brand new play written especially with you in mind! The plays will be performed w/c 9 July on our Main Stage as part of our festival.

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

(Please note you must be able to attend the performance date during the w/c 9 July and attend 80% of the course in order to take part)

What will happen next, it’s up to you! Work together to choose characters, a world in which they live and an adventure! Use storytelling, improvisation and role play to bring your adventure to life for family and friends at the end of the course.

9 - 11 yrs 5 - 6.15pm £105 for eleven weeks

Tue 17 Apr - Tue 3 Jul (excl. w/c 4 Jun)

Thu 19 Apr - Thu 5 Jul (excl. w/c 4 Jun)

11 - 13 yrs 5 - 6.30pm £105 for ten weeks

The Easter Bunny’s eggs have gone missing! Help save Easter in this two-day interactive storytelling and drama workshop. £25 Design: Eureka! www.eureka.co.uk Print: PPS Fine Print

(excl. w/c 4 June)

Behind the Scenes: Clowning Around Tue 3 Apr • 7 - 11 yrs 10am - 12.30pm

Polka Pop Stars – Take 2! Wed 11 Apr • 5 - 7 yrs 10am -12.30pm Back by popular demand our all-singing and all-dancing workshop… £20 BEHIND THE SCENES: Director for a Day Thu 12 Apr • 8 - 12 yrs 10am - 3.30pm Work with Polka’s Youth Theatre Director and get an insight into the world of directing… £25 BEHIND THE SCENES: Puppeteer for a Day Fri 13 Apr • 7 - 11 yrs 10am - 3.30pm Work with puppets from past Polka productions and bring them to life in your very own performance piece. £25

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

June Half Term Workshops BEHIND THE SCENES Beat Boxer Workshop Wed 6 Jun • 8 - 13 yrs 10.30am - 12.30pm

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Join Grace Savage as she puts you through the paces of being a professional beat boxer. Will you be the next champion? £20

Theatre Sports Olympics Fri 8 Jun • 7 - 11 yrs 10.30am - 12.30pm

Big Splash Summer Stories Tue 24 & Wed 25 Jul • 3 - 5 yrs 10 - 11.30am

Sight and Sound Wed 1 Aug • 7 - 12 yrs 10.30am - 12.30pm

Get into the sporting spirit in this fun-filled improvisation workshop! £20

Join us for a selection of interactive stories, songs and messy play activities inspired by the sun, sea and summertime in this two-day workshop. £25

Find out what art sounds like, and what music looks like in this art workshop to enliven your senses. £20

Story Racers Thu 7 Jun • 5 - 7 yrs 10.30am - 12.30pm One story, two teams and a race against the clock. See who crosses the finishing line first in this fast-paced story game and drama workshop. £20

Summer Holiday Workshops

Pink Milk Party with Charlie and Lola Thu 26 Jul • 3 - 5 yrs 10.30 - 11.30am

“I like playing the games and getting more confident in speaking and acting” Matthew, club member

Make party hats, play party games and create magical music in a celebration of Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play. £15 I Absolutely Must Make a Puppet with Charlie and Lola Tue 31 Jul • 5 - 7 yrs 10 -11.30am Create 2D puppets inspired by the show and bring them to life in this drama and craft workshop. £15

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Summer Butterfly Bonanza with Charlie and Lola Thu 2 Aug 3 - 5 yrs 10 - 11.15am 5 - 7 yrs 12 - 1.15pm Lola absolutely and completely loves butterflies! Make collage butterfly mobiles in this drama and craft workshop. £15

Ogre Shadows with Charlie and Lola Tue 7 Aug • 5 - 7 yrs 10.30am - 12.30pm Create shadow puppet ogres and monsters inspired by the show and bring them to life in this drama and puppetry workshop. £20 Inside Out Den Day Wed 8 Aug • 3 - 4 yrs 10.30 - 11.30am Have fun building a fantastic den and then curl up inside for a story… £10

Dancing Dog Disco with Charlie and Lola Fri 3 Aug 3 - 5 yrs 10 - 11.15am 5 - 7 yrs 12 - 1.15pm Make your own dancing dog inspired by the production and then dance, dance, dance! £15

“The club is exciting and fun and I always look forward to going there” Elena, club member New

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Summer Schools

Stunt School Mon 13 - Fri 17 Aug • 8 - 13 yrs 10.30am- 3.30pm

Musical Puppet Theatre Mon 20 - Fri 24 Aug • 6 - 9 yrs 10.30am - 3.30pm

Ever wanted to craft your own action sequence? Now’s your chance! Work with our professional stunt team to create and choreograph a piece of physical theatre and stage combat to perform at the end of the week on our Main Stage. £90

Work with our theatre director, musician and puppeteer to create your own puppet and bring it to life in a musical story to share with family and friends on Polka’s stage. £90


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