Redevelopment Article in Time and Leisure Magazine
February 2, 2021
WHERE THEATRE BEGINS…
For over 40 years Polka has been a central feature of Merton’s cultural landscape. A cherished landmark of the Wimbledon Broadway, it is an imaginative playground for children, a haven for parents and carers, and a vital resource for local schools and nurseries.
Polka specialises in world-class theatre for young audiences. In fact, it’s one of the few venues in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Their busy programme of new plays, international work, musicals, and book adaptations designed to educate and inspire, runs year-round.
Polka also delivers an impressive range of educational and participatory activities for schools and community groups in the area. Their engagement work reaches over 18,000 children in Merton every year, flourishing creativity and ingenuity in the Borough.
For many children, Polka is where theatre begins.