Polka Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. Please see below for employment opportunities.

Kickstart Placements Open for Applications

Polka is taking part in the government’s Kickstart Placement scheme, providing job placements for 18 to 24 year olds who are on Universal Credit. Polka is topping up the government funded salaries to ensure we provide a London Living Wage.

Below you can download details of all the roles currently available:

Sales and Merchandising Representative Polka Theatre

Development Assistant Polka Theatre

Digital Assistant Polka Theatre

Opening Prog. Assistant – Producing Polka Theatre

Opening Prog. Assistant – Production Polka Theatre

Operations Assistant Polka Theatre

How to apply: 

You must be on Universal Credit to apply, and aged between 18 to 24 (due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept anyone under 18). Contact your Work Coach to let them know you are interested in a role at Polka and ask them for the Kickstart ID number – then follow the instructions on the relevant job description to apply, contacting the correct person at Polka and telling the which role you’re interested in. Your Work Coach will let us know that they’ve put you forward for the role, and it is up to you to send us an application – you can download the application form here.

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 Hilary O’Connor.