After School Clubs

Act, create, explore…at Polka we have the opportunities for everyone to get involved

Throughout all our classes children can step behind the scenes to create their own performances, have fun and learn new skills.

Our After School Clubs are delivered throughout the term and can either run at the end of the school day or as part of your daily timetable. They can focus on drama, movement & music or puppetry making & performing. Or we can tailor-make the club to suit your specific needs. The clubs are suitable for Reception, KS1 and KS2, they can be either school or parent/carer funded and run on any day of the week.

Below are the schools that are currently hosting Polka After School Clubs, click the relevant link to book your child on your school’s club. (Please note that clubs are only open to children attending the participating school): 

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If you are a teacher who is interested in running a Polka After School Club at your school, or you would like more information, please email our Schools Relationship Officer, Abigail: or call 020 8545 8329


School Workshops

The magic of Polka in your school

Polka’s experienced team of actors, directors, storytellers and puppeteers are on hand to deliver a range of workshops in your school. Whether it’s a puppet-making session exploring your favourite pets, a storytelling masterclass to celebrate World Book Day, a drama workshop discovering the wonderful women who have changed the course of history or a chance to develop your poetry skills – we will create a bespoke workshop for you and your pupils.

Learn about the workshops on offer, and enquire about a booking

For assistance with your booking enquiry form please contact Polka’s School Workshops please email Abigail: or call 020 8545 8329

Teacher Resources

Polka has a selection of teacher resource packs based on our main house productions, available here to download for free. These packs focus primarily on creative, practical drama activities and literacy exercises that support the development of language and communication.

Click here for Previous Teacher Resource Packs


Freefalling is Polka’s free youth theatre for children experiencing challenging circumstances at school or at home. Children are referred to the project by an adult involved with the child in a professional capacity: For example, a teacher or social worker. Children who are referred to the project will usually have an interest in drama but no experience is required to access and enjoy this creative opportunity.

Freefalling is run by a team of experienced theatre professionals; sessions are designed to improve and develop participants’ confidence, teamwork and speaking and listening skills through games and role-play, while also introducing a range of theatre skills and techniques. After several weekly drama sessions that run throughout the Spring and Summer term, and a final, intensive summer school, the project climaxed with the production of a new play, devised and performed by the participants, on the main stage at Polka.

Freefalling is only available to children attending school or living in the London borough of Merton

For more information about the project please email John McCraw, Freefalling Project Manager:

Freefalling is supported by Arbonne Charitable Foundation, Icon Foundation, The Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust and The Charles Skey Charitable Trust.

Arts Award

Polka Theatre is an Arts Award Supporter. We offer a variety of activities to support children in achieving their Discover and Explore Arts Awards.  The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people aged 5 – 25 years old and can be delivered in a number of ways including; theatre visits, one-off workshops and after school clubs.

For more details please email Abigail: or call on 020 8545 8329