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

Heritage Project Manager

Polka Theatre is currently seeking a

Heritage Project Manager

STATUS: Freelance 40 days over up to 8 months from March 2020

FEE: £5,200

Polka Theatre is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and highly motivated individual to be a member of Polka Theatre’s dynamic Creative Learning Department. The Heritage Project Manager will work closely with the Head of Creative Learning and other Polka staff to support the delivery of the heritage strand of activities as part of our Polka40 Anniversary and theatre re-opening Programme. The Project Manager will drive forward archive research, manage activities including oral history interviews and an exhibition tour, provide volunteering opportunities, manage the instillation of the in-house Polka exhibition and undertake ongoing evaluation and data collection. Experience of managing volunteers and report writing is required. Experience working within heritage environment and an interest in children’s theatre is highly desirable.

You can download the Job Description and Application Form here. Please send completed application forms to Polly Simmonds, Head of Creative Learning (

Please return completed Equality Monitoring Forms to Hilary O’Connor (

Application deadline:            Friday 14th February 2020

Interviews:                              Wednesday 19th February 2020


If you have any questions about the role please contact Polly Simmonds, Head of Creative Learning.


Invitation to Tender: PR Services

Polka Theatre invites applications from experienced Service Providers who wish to tender for the provision of PR Services for Polka Theatre’s reopening in late summer 2020. The Contract is expected to commence in February 2020, with a duration of 12 months.

This is a pivotal phase for the leading Children’s theatre as it reopens its doors following a large-scale redevelopment, reimagining what a dedicated children’s theatre could and should be for young audiences and their families.

Successful proposals will respond to the theatre’s need to build its profile, garner media interest in the redevelopment project in the lead up to the eventual reopening, as well as contribute complimentary media activity around show-specific campaigns.

The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Fri 31 Jan. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Fri 7 Feb.

Invitation to tender for Freelance PR Consultant Jan 20

To apply, please read the invitation document carefully and submit a proposal following the stated instructions to Harriet Mayhew, Head of Sales & Marketing.


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.