Our Supporters

We are hugely grateful to our FUTURE POLKA supporters for their pledges and donations:

Arts Council England
London Borough of Merton

Backstage Trust
City Bridge Trust
Clore Duffield Foundation
Cockayne – Grants for the Arts
Foyle Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Hugo Halkes Charitable Trust
The Monument Trust
The Charles Skey Charitable Trust
Wimbledon Foundation
Wolfson Foundation
The Taylor Family Foundation
The Hafeez Family
The Ingram Family
Sir Alan Ayckbourn
Sir Tim Rice
David Wood




A huge thank you to our public funders:

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And to those who invest in Polka’s programming and Creative Learning work to ensure we fulfill our aim to enable children to experience live theatre regardless of background or ability:

Corporate Partners

Marcus Beale Architects
Robert Holmes & Company
Russell-Cooke Solicitors
The Orchard Day Nursery
The Siegeris School of Dance
Wahaca Wimbledon

Trusts and Foundations

Arbonne Charitable Foundation
The Ashley Family Foundation Ltd
Backstage Trust
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
BBC Children in Need
The Bellinger Donnay Charitable Trust
Belvedere Trust
The Sydney Black Charitable Trust  Limited
The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust
The Boshier-Hinton Foundation
The Calleva Foundation
Chapman Charitable Trust
The Culra Charitable Trust
The Ernest Cook Trust
The Vernon N Ely Charitable Trust
The Embassy of Man
Frazer Trust
The Garrick Charitable Trust
The Hugo Halkes Charitable Trust
Harris Charitable Trust
The Dorothy Hay-Bolton Charitable Trust
John Horniman’s Children’s Trust
The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Icon Foundation
The Leche Trust
Alf & Hilda Leivers Charity Trust
The London Community Foundation
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust
The Lynn Foundation
The Munro Charitable Trust
Ovingdean Hall Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
People’s Postcode Trust
The Carmela and Ronnie Pignatelli Foundation
PRS for Music Foundation
The Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust
The Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation
The Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust
Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
The Charles Skey Charitable Trust
The N Smith Charitable Settlement
The Sobell Foundation
Starkie Bence Charitable Trust
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity
Teale Charitable Trust
The John Thaw Foundation
Theatre Development Trust
The Theatres Trust
The Thistle Trust
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
Unity Theatre Trust
Bruce Wake Charity
Joan Wilkinson Charitable Trust

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The Garrick Charitable Trust


Our Patrons
Sir Alan Ayckbourn
Malorie Blackman OBE
Sir Kenneth Branagh
Gyles Brandreth
Cerrie Burnell
Omid Djalili
Amanda Holden
Vicky Ireland MBE
Joanna Lumley OBE
Sadiq Khan
Kevin O’Hare
Dr Sir Ken Robinson
Michael Rosen
The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury
Derek Tullett CBE
Lady Vereker
Dame June Whitfield, DBE
David Wood OBE