The Polka Imaginarium Gala will be Polka’s spectacular centrepiece event of the year, with all proceeds going to support FUTURE POLKA, our first major theatre redevelopment in our 40-year history.

Bid for Benedict’s jacket, a bespoke Michael Rosen poem and other amazing auction prizes

Our Gala auction is bursting with incredible money-can’t-buy prizes. Even if you can’t attend the event, you could lay your hands on tickets to the live final of Britain’s Got Talent, top tier sports events or the sold-out production of King Lear with Sir Ian McKellan. Why not bid for a bespoke poem for your child by Michael Rosen and performances by him and comedian Omid Djalili at Polka for the school of your choice, or a luxury villa holiday or Benedict Cumberbatch’s Golden Globes party jacket.

To see all our exceptional silent and live auction lots and place your bids – click here

Gala Dinner

Our Gala will take place on the stage of New Wimbledon Theatre’s beautiful Edwardian auditorium. It will be a complete experience from start to finish, including entertainment throughout from a cast of professional actor-musicians, aerialists and puppeteers, supported by members of Polka’s Young Voices Panel.

Polka’s Imaginarium Gala will be an extraordinary evening celebrating the theatre’s past and looking to its future. Delicious food and wine will be paired with immersive entertainment designed to surprise and delight. With moments of magic and wonder around every corner, you can look forward to an evening showcasing some of the greatest moments of Polka history – sure to bring out the child in us all.’ – Peter Glanville, Polka’s Artistic Director & Chief Executive

We have just two pairs of tickets left.
Tickets are £350 each. To enquire please contact:
Polka Imaginarium Gala Office
polka@activ.org.uk | 020 7432 6997

Our thanks…

to these wonderful people and organisations for supporting this special event:

Capital & Gala Patrons
Amanda Holden
Kevin O’Hare
Dame June Whitfield DBE

Advisory Group
Charlotte Richards – Chair
Kumiko Brocklebank
Vivienne Creevey
Jane Fletcher
Bilal and Amina Hafeez
Alison Harpur
Rachael Lavelle
Julia Rawlinson
Oliver Stocken

Sponsorship and support
ACT IV: Arts & Fundraising
Centre Court Shopping
Clownfish Events
Create Food Ltd
Table by Design
Foster Wilson Architects
Majestic Wine Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
The Pilates Clinic
Savvy Theatre
The Study Preparatory School
Timothy Dunn London
Well Dressed Tables
White Light Ltd
Wimbledon Piazza
World of Golf
WSM Private Client


Polka Gala creative team
Roman Stefanski (Gala Creative Director), Ana Paula Araujo, Fernando Braz Arroteia, Julian Butler, Aaron J Dootson, David Duffy, Nick Graham, Annie James, Paula Hopkins, Laura McEwan, Emma Smith and Tim Sykes

Tigger Blaise, Emma Cater, Andrew Chevalier, Jane Crawshaw, Matthew Crowfoot, Ebony Fear, Gigi, Nathan Guy, Destine Johnson, Jonathan Kemp, Dale Superville, Phil Yarrow and Rebecca Yeo

…and to Polka’s Trustees and staff for their enthusiastic support of the Gala and our FUTURE POLKA appeal, which is much appreciated.

To find out more about our plans to improve Polka and other ways you can support our appeal, please visit polkatheatre.com/futurepolka