Join us for Polka's Family VIP Party this holiday season!
The Big Bash is Polka's annual family fundraiser, raising money to ensure children with additional needs don't miss out on vital arts and creative experiences. Enjoy a fabulous day out with face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon artists, puppeteers, as well as a delicious winter picnic with fizz and bubbles for adults and children, and tickets to see one of our festive winter productions!
Please book your show tickets via the linked URLs below.
Your ticket includes entry to Polka's luxury pre-show party AND a ticket to see one of our winter productions. Choose from:
- BIG BASH: Party and The Snow Queen Performance (ages 6-12)
- BIG BASH: Party and The Night Before Christmas Performance (ages 2-6)
Tickets: £45 plus optional £15 donation (helping children to access theatre for the first time).
Group offer! 10+ £5 off per ticket! Please contact the Box Office to book with the discount.
Please add the donation if you can and together we can make a difference for children at Polka.
Click the links above to book or call 020 8545 8339
Timings (subject to change):
2pm- 3.30pm: Party time! Including:
- Face painting, glitter tattoos, Christmas crafts and games!
- Father Christmas meet-and-greet
- Roaming puppeteers and balloon artists
- Our famous Christmas picnic
- Fizz and bubbles for adults and children
- Christmas Present Auction and Raffle
3.30pm: Performance of The Snow Queen begins
4:00pm: Performance of The Night Before Christmas begins
4:10pm: The Snow Queen interval
5:00-5:15pm: Home time and goodie bags for all audiences
About The Shows
The Snow Queen
Gerda is on the magical quest of a lifetime. Her best friend Kai has disappeared with the mysterious Snow Queen, and if Gerda doesn’t rescue him soon, he’ll be trapped in an endless winter forever. Come on an unforgettable and thrilling adventure where the strength of friendship is tested to its limits, and nothing is quite what it seems in the fantastical, frosty world of The Snow Queen.
Jude Christian’s ('Hamlet', 'Dick Whittington', National Theatre, 'Jack and The Beanstalk', Lyric Hammersmith) brand new family adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is brought to life with songs, spectacular storytelling and a flurry of mythical magic.
The Night Before Christmas
Amber is six and loves reindeer! It's Christmas Eve but Grandad is feeling tired and Amber's favourite snow-globe gets broken. Then her world is turned topsy turvy by a surprise visitor and Amber begins an adventure she will never forget. Join Amber on a festive journey like no other - after all, on the night before Christmas, anything can happen.
Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's much-loved poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, we bring Christmas Eve to life in an exciting original production featuring music, skilful puppetry and a generous sprinkling of festive magic.
Access tickets can be booked over the phone or via email for all performances. If you want to find out more or inform us of any particular needs, then just get in touch. We’re happy to help. For more information about access and support at Polka, click here.
📞 020 8543 4888 | 📧 [email protected]
Polka Theatre creates a range of productions to be enjoyed by children from 0-12 years. Whilst all children may attend our productions, we feel that each of these stories are best suited to the suggested audience. This may be due to the themes or presentation style. We encourage you to consider this when booking tickets.
📷 Gallery photos: Tasha Best - Big Bash 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions
plus optional £15 donation
- 3rd Dec
- Start time 2pm
- Location Polka Theatre