Venue Hire

Polka can host a wide range of private events, performances and functions – from book launches and award ceremonies, to community group meetings and local arts performances. The theatre is often hired by commercial organisations looking for a comfortable, family-friendly and accessible venue.

Available Spaces

Main Theatre (capacity 300)
The Main Theatre provides a comfortable cinema style raked seating. There is wheelchair access through our lift with wheelchair seating in the front row.

Adventure Theatre (capacity 30 – 50)
The Adventure Theatre makes a perfect venue for smaller productions, workshops and receptions.  It can be set up for smaller presentations with a projector, screen and lighting adjustments.  Additional chairs can be brought in for seating.

Annexe (capacity 30 – 70)
The Annexe can host a variety of events and is an ideal space for rehearsals and workshops with wood floors and walls and natural light. This space can accommodate up to 70 people standing and 30 people seated – perfect for presentations, workshops and receptions.

Exhibition Area (capacity 60-100)
The Main Exhibition Area is perfect for receptions or other events that require a large open space.

Hire Rates

The charge for hiring a space includes a minimum staffing allocation; further staffing support can be requested and would incur additional charges. Polka offers preferential hire rates for not-for-profit organisations, and community groups based in the borough of Merton.

Click here to download our current hire rates for our spaces.

Enquiries and Bookings
For availability enquiries or to make a booking, please contact our Operations Team on 020 8545 8334  or email hires@polkatheatre.com

Children's Parties

Our Cafe provides Children’s Tea Parties both before and after our performances. These are an ideal way to add that extra special element to your parties at Polka. The parties are an hour long and will be in a reserved area of the building. You will have a dedicated member of cafe staff and party bags; the food menu is available here

To book a Cafe Children’s Tea Party please contact Maxine on 0208 545 8330 or cafe@polkatheatre.com

Alternatively should you just wish to hire a room to organise your own celebration our Annexe space may be ideal for you, so please see the details and rates here.