Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree

Stories of headstrong crows and old lions come vibrantly to life through masks, movement and music

28 Sep - 21 Oct

Main Stage Ages
7 +

A Polka Theatre and Tara Arts Production
Based on The Panchatantra – India’s Aesop’s Fables

Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They were told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from it, they stir a pot of milk and three stories of the forest rise from its pages. Stories of headstrong crows, old lions and devious jackals come vibrantly to life, with masks, movement and music.

Polka is delighted to be co-producing with Tara Arts the first-ever stage adaptation of The Panchatantra in the UK.

Running time  1 hour, 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Written by Shamser Sinha
Directed by Jatinder Verma
Design by Claudia Mayer


We are committed to making Polka accessible to everyone. We are offering the following access performances for Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree :

Relaxed Performance Sat 6 Oct, 12.30pm

Ticket Prices

Adults & Children £13.50 | Concessions* £10| Previews £10
£1.50 transaction charge per booking

Schools: Tickets £10 | Previews £8.50  one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 student tickets

*Concession rates are available to recipients of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Jobseekers Allowance. To book a concession ticket please call the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 (proof of status may be required)


Age Policy

Recommended for Ages 7+

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Dates & Times

Please select your preferred date and performance:

Sep 2018