A space for the whole community
Our newly refurbished building offers a variety of spaces that could be the perfect home for your event, conference, award ceremony, rehearsal or community group.
With a brand new licensed café on site serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and freshly made food, we’re fully equipped to keep the hunger at bay.
And how about holding your child’s birthday party at Polka? We offer two stress-free packages, with tickets for a show and a space for the party.
View our spaces below, or click to find out more about our birthday party packages.
Our larger theatre space seats up to 300 in raked seating and makes the perfect home for more formal conferences, presentations, award ceremonies or film screenings. With an elevated stage which is accessible from both sides of the auditorium as well as the two backstage dressing rooms. Both the stage itself and the auditorium are accessible via lift, and the space is rigged with full theatrical lighting, speakers and the ability to add a projector and screen.
Our ground floor auditorium, the Adventure Theatre, is an intimate studio ideal for smaller presentations, performances, award ceremonies and more. The space seats up to 100 with flexible bench and floor seating, although the configuration can be changed to suit your event. The Adventure Theatre is rigged with full theatrical lighting and speakers, and can be set up with a projector and screen.
Clore Learning Studio
The Clore Learning Studio is a versatile space, with self-contained bathroom facilities and is suitable for events such as rehearsals, informal meetings or fitness classes of up to 30 people. For larger events, the sliding doors into the Y C Chan Play Den can be opened to accommodate up to 250 people standing, or 100 seated. This makes the space ideal for less formal talks or larger classes and rehearsals. Do you run a club or community interest group? Our studios are available to hire at competitive rates with a community/charity discount.
A versatile studio space ideal for rehearsals, classes or informal meetings. The space is located on the second floor, is flooded with natural light, is fully accessible via lift and includes a self-contained kitchenette. It’s suitable for up to 100 people, dependent on event type.
A bright and spacious room, our café has indoor and outdoor seating for up to 30, or a capacity of up to 50 standing. Suitable for informal talks, community groups or clubs. Please note that the Café is only available for hire outside of our regular opening hours.