Become a Polka Volunteer!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with Polka?

Polka first opened the doors to our ground-breaking theatre venue for children way back in 1979. Since then we have welcomed over 3.5 million visitors, an exciting and stimulating theatre venue exclusively for children age 0-12 year olds which set new standards in children’s theatre.

This year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary and we’re looking for local people to volunteer to get involved with a range of different activities throughout this time.

There are ongoing roles, short term volunteering opportunities and opportunities for students available.

To learn more about our volunteering programme, or to register your interest please email Andreea Minca.



Polka Theatre is seeking a Development Officer. This role offers the perfect opportunity for an ambitious and creative professional to support income generation as part of the development team.

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences. Over 90,000 people come through our doors each year. We recently closed the building to undertake a £7.5M redevelopment, reopening to the public in Autumn 2020.

The post holder will play a vital role supporting Polka to capitalise on this major moment in the company’s history. You will help launch our renewed fundraising offer in the lead up to our high profile re-opening, maintain relationships with our existing supporters and communicate the value and impact of Polka’s work.

SALARY: £20,000-£21,500 per annum, dependent on experience

HOURS/TERMS: Full Time, One Year fixed term contract with potential to extend

We are willing to consider flexible ways of working in order to attract the right candidate.

Deadline for applications is: Monday 16th December 2019

First interviews: Thursday 19th December 2019

For more information on the role please download the Job Description.

To apply, please complete an application form and email to Sarah Ruff and an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to Hilary O’Connor


Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London
Registered charity number 256979
Polka is an Equal Opportunities employer