Polka’s BIG redevelopment news!

January 28, 2019

Following generous grants from the  Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund ,   Arts Council England,   London Borough of Merton   and   many other vital funders, we are delighted to confirm that Polka will be   temporarily closing  its doors on   18 February 2019   for a major redevelopment,   reopening in 2020.

This will be the first redevelopment in our 40 year history .


We are excited to be creating a beautiful, reimagined facility for children in our community. On behalf of all at Polka, thank you for your support in getting us to this stage. We look forward to sharing this exciting new chapter with you.

Peter Glanville
Artistic Director & Joint CEO, Polka Theatre


We will soon be announcing plans for our new season  Polka40, celebrating Polka’s rich and varied history, with further exciting show announcements to come later in 2019.

You can follow us on social media for all the latest news.

In the meantime, scroll down to read about our plans  for FUTURE POLKA and find out how to get involved!

The Plans:

  • Improved Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas
  • Multi-sensory Garden
  • Dedicated Buggy Park
  • New Toilet & Baby Change Facilities
  • Larger Cafe
  • New Adventure Theatre
  • Dedicated Creative Learning Studio

Find out more…


We need your help!

We still have £1 million left to raise of our redevelopment target to make these plans a reality.

Find out how to sponsor us  here.