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My Brother, My Sister and Me

18 Oct - 11 Feb

Adventure Theatre

Siblings learn to share a room

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Book tickets Ages
2 - 5

The Snow Queen

17 Nov - 4 Feb

Main Stage

A magical, memorable adventure of friendship and self-discovery

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 11

Snowy Stories

22 Dec

Take Part Workshop

A multi sensory workshop exploring tales inspired by winter

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 5

Snow Queen Shadows

28 Dec

Take Part Workshop

Explore the art of shadow puppetry in a fun packed workshop

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 7

New Year’s Eve Quirky Character Party

29 Dec

Take Part Workshop

Bring your character to life in this lively drama workshop!

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Book tickets Ages
7 - 11

World of Stories and Music

6 Jan

Foyer

Get inspired with a free Saturday morning of Storytelling

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Book tickets Ages
3 +

Act 1 Weekly Drama Club

10 Jan - 21 Mar

Take Part Workshop

Polka’s weekly drama group for ages 5 – 7 in KS1

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 7

Act 2 Weekly Drama Club

10 Jan - 21 Mar

Take Part Workshop

Polka’s weekly drama group for ages 7 -9  in KS2

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Book tickets Ages
7 - 9

Polka Youth Theatre

11 Jan - 22 Mar

Take Part Workshop

A unique opportunity people to get expert drama training

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Book tickets Ages
9 - 14

Creative Explorers (Foundation)

12 Jan - 23 Mar

Take Part Workshop

Imaginative play, movement, games and stories for ages 3-4

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 4

Creative Explorers (Reception)

12 Jan - 23 Mar

Take Part Workshop

Imaginative play, movement, games and stories for ages 4-5

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Book tickets Ages
4 - 5

Sunday Story Sessions: Supersaurs

11 Feb

Main Stage

An  interactive introduction to Jay Jay Burridge’s modern day dinosaurs

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 7

I Believe in Unicorns

14 - 18 Feb

Main Stage

An enchanting tale from the author of War Horse

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Book tickets Ages
6 - 12

Hush-A-Bye (6mths – 2yrs)

14 - 18 Feb

Adventure Theatre

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of a woodland wonderland

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Book tickets 6mths - 2yrs

Hush-A-Bye (3 – 5yrs)

14 - 18 Feb

Adventure Theatre

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of a woodland wonderland.

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 5

Behind the Scenes: Model Box Making

14 Feb

Take Part Workshop

Make a stunning stage set model to take home

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Book tickets Ages
6 - 9

Behind the Scenes: Actors Bootcamp

15 Feb

Take Part Workshop

Work with an actor and get put through your acting paces

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14

Play in a Day

16 Feb

Take Part Workshop

Your very own play in just one day

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 7

Grandad’s Island

22 Feb - 4 Mar

Main Stage

An intergenerational heartwarming adventure

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 8

Tidy Up

22 - 25 Feb

Adventure Theatre

A very tidy dance-theatre show that gets messed up!

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Glisten

28 Feb - 4 Mar

Adventure Theatre

Welcome to a world of shiny things. Welcome to Glisten!

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Book tickets 0-18 months

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

8 - 11 Mar

Main Stage

Anything’s possible in this funny show from the writer of Skellig

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Book tickets Ages
6 - 11

Videk’s Shirt

9 - 11 Mar

Adventure Theatre

Join Videk and his animal friends to learn how the sheep’s wool is made into a lovely new warm shirt

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Book tickets Ages
2 - 5

The Steadfast Soldier

16 - 18 Mar

Adventure Theatre

The tale of a resilient one legged toy soldier and his extraordinary adventures out in the world.

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake

23 Mar - 13 May

Main Stage

When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat…Chocolate Cake!

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Book tickets Ages 4+

The Little Mochi Man

23 - 25 Mar

Adventure Theatre

The perfect introduction to Japan for young children

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Book tickets Ages
4 - 7

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

30 - 31 Mar

Adventure Theatre

A tale of bravery and mousey derring-do

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Much Ado About Puffin

4 - 15 Apr

Adventure Theatre

A friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing

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Book tickets Ages 4+

Chocolate Cake Hunt

11 Apr

Take Part Workshop

The cake has gone missing!

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 7

Spring into Action!

12 Apr

Take Part Workshop

Devising, characterisation and physical theatre

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14

Easter Bunnies in Training: Ages 3-4

13 Apr

Take Part Workshop

Bouncy movement and drama workshop

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 4

Easter Bunnies in Training: Ages 3-5

13 Apr

Take Part Workshop

Bouncy movement and drama workshop

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 5

Polka Youth Theatre

19 Apr

Take Part Workshop

A unique opportunity for young people to get expert drama training

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Book tickets Ages
9 - 14

Twinkle Twinkle

20 - 22 Apr

Adventure Theatre

There are melodies that live in all of us

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Book tickets Ages
-3 - 3

Egg and Spoon

27 - 29 Apr

Adventure Theatre

A gentle introduction to the magic of theatre

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Book tickets Ages
1 - 5

Creative Explorers (Mini)

27 Apr - 6 Jul

Take Part Workshop

Imaginative play, movement, games and stories for ages 2-3

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Book tickets Ages
2 - 3

Creative Explorers (Foundation)

27 Apr - 6 Jul

Take Part Workshop

Use imaginative play, movement, games and stories for ages 3-4

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 4

Creative Explorers (Reception)

27 Apr - 6 Jul

Take Part Workshop

Imaginative play, movement, games and stories for ages 2-3

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Book tickets Ages
4 - 5

Act 1

2 May - 11 Jul

Take Part Workshop

A gentle introduction to drama for ages 5 – 7

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Book tickets Ages
5 - 7

Act 2

2 May - 11 Jul

Take Part Workshop

Exploring acting and performance skills for ages 7 – 9

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Book tickets Ages
7 - 9

Sourpuss

4 - 6 May

Adventure Theatre

Watch Sourpuss enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Three Billy Goats

11 - 13 May

Adventure Theatre

A simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Jack at The Beanstalk Café

18 - 20 May

Adventure Theatre

A nourishing bean-feast of stories

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

iPet

24 - 25 May

Adventure Theatre

A three-dimensional show with cuddly devices.!

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Book tickets Ages 2.5+

Screen Time for Babies

25 May

A workshop that explores the effects of screen time on babies

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Book tickets Ages
0 - 1

The World of Supersaurs

27 May

Main Stage

Interactive workshop Jay Jay Burridge, the creator of Supersaurs

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 12

Error 404

30 May - 1 Jun

Adventure Theatre

There’s a boy. Maybe he’s just like you – except that his best friend is a robot.

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 11

Random Selfies

30 - 31 May

Main Stage

Bring to life ten-year-old Loretta’s vivid imagination

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Book tickets Ages
7 - 12

A Digital Artist

30 May

Main Stage

Jay Jay Burridge is keen to dispel the myths that technology and art should be divided

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Book tickets Ages 10+

Digiplay

30 May

Take Part Workshop

Create plays that look at different scenarios in the digital world

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14

Puppet Lab – Making Monsters

31 May

Take Part Workshop

Enter our puppet laboratory and spend the day exploring the future!

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Book tickets Ages
6 - 7

Join The Dots: Ages 3-4

1 Jun

Take Part Workshop

An exciting journey through the worlds of light, colour and imagination

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 4

Join The Dots: Ages 3-5

1 Jun

Take Part Workshop

An exciting journey through the worlds of light, colour and imagination

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 5

Dreaming the Future

2 - 3 Jun

Main Stage

Close your eyes and think about the future

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Book tickets Ages 5+

Animated Worlds with 1927

2 - 3 Jun

See how technology and projectors can be used with actors to create animated theatre

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14

Whatever the Weather

8 Jun

Adventure Theatre

Two characters learn to share the endlessly surprising world of an Alpine Weather House

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

This Is My Bed

13 - 24 Jun

Adventure Theatre

An opera about bedtimes, bears and dreams.
And a bed with a mind of its own!

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Book tickets Ages
2 - 5

Double Act

15 Jun - 5 Aug

Main Stage

Get ready for twin trouble…

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Book tickets Ages 8+

The Everywhere Bear

6 Jul - 26 Aug

Adventure Theatre

A tender tale from the creators of The Paper Dolls

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Book tickets Ages
3 - 6

Move on Up!

2 Aug

Take Part Workshop

Get into the swing of summer in this energetic dance workshop

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14

Musical Puppet Theatre

6 - 10 Aug

Take Part Summer School

Perform on the Polka Main Stage!

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Book tickets Ages
6 - 9

Jack and the Beanstalk

8 - 19 Aug

Main Stage

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

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Book tickets Ages 3+

Summer Stage Show

13 - 17 Aug

Take Part Summer School

Perform on the Polka Main Stage!

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Book tickets Ages
8 - 14
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