October Half Term at Polka!

October 10, 2018

October Half Term at Polka!

Magical adventures, toady trails, spooky shadow puppets, and more!


Whatever you’re looking for this half term, we’ve got it covered at Polka. There’s plenty of magic and adventure on offer for children of all ages this half term (and grown ups, too!)

Last Chance!

Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree | Ages 7+ 

Get the half term off to a magical start with a journey to the foothills of the Himalayas! Don’t miss this stunning show, the first-ever stage adaptation of the Panchatantra in the UK!

Featured in WhatsOnStage’s top 10 half term shows for kids.

Closes Sun 21 Oct. Main Stage.

Read what the reviewers thought:

‘The sounds of an exotic land enveloped us, we were spellbound’ – Mummy’s Gin Fund

‘Brings these tales vividly to life for those already acquainted, and those hearing them for the very first time’ – Children’s Theatre Reviews

‘This charming production was a treat to watch – we laughed, we learned and we most definitely loved it!’ – Curious Mum


What’s coming up…

The Gingerbread Man | Ages 3-10

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times!

Wed 24 – Sun 28 Oct. Main Stage.

3 Little Pig Tails | Ages 3-7

A brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in!

Fri 19- Sun 21 Oct. Adventure Theatre.

Under the Rainbow | Ages 3-6

Returning to Polka this autumn, Under the Rainbow’s evocative music, puppetry and a beautiful transformative set gently tells the story of one woman’s courageous journey.

Opens Wed 24 Oct. Adventure Theatre.

Take Part

Have fun and make friends! Take Part in our fun and creative workshops.

Storming Stomp! 24 Oct | Ages 6-9

Working with a professional dancer you will get the chance to create your own routines and share these with family and friends at the end of the day!


Spooky Shadow Puppet Show! 25 Oct | Ages 8-14

Create and make your very own scary monster shadow puppet for a spooky Halloween performance!


Autumn Stories 26 Oct | Ages 6m-5

As the leaves begin to fall, come in to the warmth here at Polka and take part in drama games and craft making, as we lead you through some charming autumn stories. Please check event page for further times and details.

Pop In & Play

You’re always welcome to pop in and play for FREE at Polka! Come and delve into the dressing up box, ride the rocking horse, or spend some time exploring the reading corner. The cafe is also open for coffee and delicious treats.

Halloween Toad Hunt! | All Welcome

19 – 28 Oct | Exhibition Area

To celebrate half term and all things spooky we are hosting a Hallowe’en Toad Hunt! Find all the toads hidden around Polka and win a prize! 50p entry fee. Perfect for families.