Polka Children's Theatre

 
 
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240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB 
 
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Polka Children's TheatreThe Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979, the Polka has two theatre spaces and is aimed at children aged 0 to 13. Everything from dramas and comedies are shown here, as well as adaptations of popular stories like We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Some of the works are aimed at children as young as 9 months old. If your baby does start challenging the actors for the audience's attention during the performance, you can simply take them out of the auditorium where you can continue to watch the show on the monitor provided. The Polka offers plenty of family programs and as well as out-of-school clubs and summer schools. Parents will appreciate the child-friendly cafe and a playground complete with a Wendy House and giant cat.

 

Polka Children's Theatre events

 
Quirky Characters: Play In A Day (Ages 6-9)Quirky Characters: Play In A Day (Ages 6-9)Create original characters.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
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Today Only
Quirky Characters: Play In A Day (Ages 6-9)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 10.30am-3.30pm
Create original characters.
Moominsummer MadnessMoominsummer MadnessMoominsummer MadnessThe excellent Polka Theatre presents the London premiere of an adaptation of one of Tove Jannson's famous Moomin stories, Moominsummer Madness. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this famous author, this musical co-production with Royal and Derngate has beautiful puppets by Little Angel Theatre and follows the cute Moomin family on a humorous adv25th July 2014Saturday 16th August 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
Moominsummer MadnessEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Moominsummer Madness
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  11th June to 16th August 2014
The excellent Polka Theatre presents the London premiere of an adaptation of one of Tove Jannson's famous Moomin stories, Moominsummer Madness. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this famous author, this musical co-production with Royal and Derngate has beautiful puppets by Little Angel Theatre and follows the cute Moomin family on a humorous adv... More about this event
 
Summer Fiesta: Workshop (Ages 7-11)Summer Fiesta: Workshop (Ages 7-11)Create colourful carnival masks.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
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Summer Fiesta: Workshop (Ages 7-11)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 10.30pm
Create colourful carnival masks.
Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 3-4)Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 3-4)Movement and drama session.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
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Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 3-4)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 9.30am-10.30am
Movement and drama session.
Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 4-5)Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 4-5)Learn movement and drama skills.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
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Blue Sky Flying High: Workshop (Ages 4-5)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 11am-12noon
Learn movement and drama skills.
Beaches, Bubbles And Boats: Workshop (Ages 3-5)Beaches, Bubbles And Boats: Workshop (Ages 3-5)Theo Ancient leads a storytelling and drama workshop.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
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Beaches, Bubbles And Boats: Workshop (Ages 3-5)
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
DATES  Thursday 31st July 2014 at 9.30am-10.30am and 11am-12noon
Theo Ancient leads a storytelling and drama workshop.
Polka's Summer Puppet Theatre: Workshop (Ages 6-9)Polka's Summer Puppet Theatre: Workshop (Ages 6-9)Design and make a puppet for a musical story performance.4th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
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Polka's Summer Puppet Theatre: Workshop (Ages 6-9)
event > Kids Events
DATES  4th to 8th Aug 2014 - 10.30am
Design and make a puppet for a musical story performance.
Musical Theatre Summer School: Workshop (Ages 8-13)Musical Theatre Summer School: Workshop (Ages 8-13)Create a musical theatre production.11th August 2014Friday 15th August 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
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Musical Theatre Summer School: Workshop (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events
DATES  11th to 15th Aug 2014 - 10.30am-3.30pm
Create a musical theatre production.
Sparkle: A Puppetship Production (Ages 6 Months-4 Years)Sparkle: A Puppetship Production (Ages 6 Months-4 Years)A gentle, interactive performance and play session for babies, toddlers and young children,24th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
 
Sparkle: A Puppetship Production (Ages 6 Months-4 Years)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  24th to 28th Sep 2014
A gentle, interactive performance and play session for babies, toddlers and young children,
We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Ages 2-6)We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Ages 2-6)A puppetry adaptation of Michael Rosen's adventure story.27th September 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240  The Broadway      SW19 1SB
Category: event
 
We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Ages 2-6)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  27th Sep & 28th Sep, 3rd Oct, 5th Oct, 8th Oct and 11th Oct & 12th Oct 2014
A puppetry adaptation of Michael Rosen's adventure story.
 

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Wimbledon Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Wimbledon Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Polka Children's Theatre

Near Polka Children's Theatre
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon London
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £53  35% off
249 - 263 The Broadway, SW19 | 1 minute from Polka Children's Theatre
Located in south London, the Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon offers comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. One of two Antoinette hotels in the surrounding area, the other ...More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South London
Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £52  29% off
200 High Street, SW19 | 13 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Set in a delightfully leafy part of South London, this budget hotel offers all the gentle pleasures of Wimbledon, but, with the Northern Line right on ...More
 
 
 
Flexistay Aparthotel Tooting London
Flexistay Aparthotel Tooting
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
268 Franciscan Road, SW17 | 27 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Located in central London, Flexistay Aparthotel is near the airport and close to All England Tennis Club, Wimbledon Centre Court, and No. 1 Court, Wimbledon. Nearby ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Polka Children's Theatre

Nearest to Polka Children's Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Town Hall, Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 | 3.5 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres in the capital. A Grade II listed ...More
 
 
 
Theatre 503 London
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Theatre 503
London > Entertainment > Theatres
503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 3.8 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Originally created by the team behind the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, the 503 is a well-designed theatre nestled above the busy Latchmere pub on Battersea ...More
 
 
 
Landor Pub Theatre London
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Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4.4 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
You're never more than three rows away from the action at the Landor Theatre where the audience never exceeds 60. Focussed on producing musical theatre productions ...More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Polka Children's Theatre

Near Polka Children's Theatre
Rise of the Idiots @ The Exhibit London
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Rise of the Idiots @ The Exhibit
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, SW12 | 2.5 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Based at The Exhibit Pub in Balham, the Rise of the Idiots Comedy Club runs monthly nights (last Sunday of each month) showcasing the very best ...More
 
 
 
Banana Cabaret London
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Banana Cabaret
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 | 2.5 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
It's worth venturing all the way to Balham for this comedy club - it's a class act. The legendary Banana Cabaret has run every Friday and ...More
 
 
 
Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk London
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Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Selkirk Road, SW17 | 26 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
The self-proclaimed hottest new comedy club in South London, Hooting Broadway takes place on the last Wednesday of every month upstairs at The Selkirk pub in, ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Polka Children's Theatre

Near Polka Children's Theatre
Quirky Characters: Play In A Day (Ages 6-9) London
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Quirky Characters: Play In A Day (Ages 6-9)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 10.30am-3.30pm
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway, SW19 | Same location as Polka Children's Theatre
Create original characters....More
 
 
 
Up From Paradise London
Now On
Up From Paradise
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd to 26th Jul 2014 - Various Times
New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Soho, London SW19 | 6 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
London premiere of Arthur Miller's only musical - a comedic re-telling of the story of the world's First Family - Adam and Eve. Featuring music by ...More
 
 
 
GiggleBox Comedy Club London
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GiggleBox Comedy Club
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 8pm
Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, off Merantun Way, Wimbledon, SW19 | 13 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Polka Children's Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Polka Children's Theatre
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 24 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum for the history and background to the world's favourite tennis tournament and one of the most celebrated venues in London. ...More
 
 
 
National Trust: Morden Hall Park London
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National Trust: Morden Hall Park
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 | 24 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
It may be in south west London, in the London borough of Merton, but a walk around Morden Hall Park feels like an outing to the ...More
 
 
 
Southside House London
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Southside House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
3-4 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 28 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Secreted behind high walls in Wimbledon, Southside House is locked in the past. Originally a Tudor farmhouse, little has changed since the renovations completed in 1685 ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Polka Children's Theatre

The best shops and markets near Polka Children's Theatre
Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon Wimbledon London
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Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon Wimbledon
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
22-23 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 11 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
This excellent hair and beauty clinic on Wimbledon Hill Road offers the full range of hair and beauty treatments as well as yoga classes. Gina Conway ...More
 
 
 
The Lawn Bakery London
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The Lawn Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
9 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 20 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Chef Ollie Couillaud and restaurateur Akbar Ashurov, owners of the nearby Lawn Bistro, have taken over the site of the local bakery in Wimbledon Village ...More
 
 
 
Balloon & Kite Company London
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Balloon & Kite Company
London > Shopping > Games and Hobbies
613 Garratt Lane, SW18 | 26 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Always dreamed of a private balloon drop with a flutter of colourful creations each bearing your name? Or looking for an unusual décor for an ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Polka Children's Theatre

What are the best dining options near Polka Children's Theatre London?
Kibou Japanese Restaurant London
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Kibou Japanese Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
266 The Broadway, SW19 | Same location as Polka Children's Theatre
Japanese Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Makiyaki London
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Makiyaki
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
149 Merton Road, SW19 | 1 minute from Polka Children's Theatre
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Slurp London
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Slurp
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
138 Merton Road, SW19 | 2 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Slurp serves up a decent selection of cheap, filling oriental dishes. The focus is on Japanese - with trails of udon and soba noodles and neat ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Polka Children's Theatre

Near Polka Children's Theatre
Linguaphone Group London
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Linguaphone Group
London > Education > Language Courses
Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, CR4 | 2.4 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Linguaphone is one of the most popular and effective ways of learning a language. Listen, repeat understand. That's their slogan, and the technique works very well ...More
 
 
 
Le Club Tricolore London
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2.8 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ...More
 
 
 
The Wine and Food Academy London
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.1 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ...More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Polka Children's Theatre

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Wimbledon Common London
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Wimbledon Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Windmill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 2 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
For those who really want to shake off every last vestige of the city and head for an endearing village location, Wimbledon Common is ideal. This ...More
 
 
 
Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London
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Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Church Road, SW19 | 25 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
The only Grand Slam tournament to be played on grass, Wimbledon is the favourite of many players and a highpoint of the tennis year. Held at ...More
 
 
 
Cannizaro Park London
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Cannizaro Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 28 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
If Wimbledon Common is too vast and bleak for you, head for nearby Cannizaro Park. This Grade II* listed garden covers 34 acres and is located ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Polka Children's Theatre

The best pubs near London Polka Children's Theatre.
Firestables London
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Firestables
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27-29 Church Road, SW19 | 21 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
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The Castle London
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The Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38 Tooting High Street, SW17 | 26 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Right on Tooting high street, the striking, 19th century facade of The Castle hides a contemporary pub with a stunning garden, light-filled orangery and seasonal British ...More
 
 
 
The Crooked Billet London
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The Crooked Billet
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 28 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
In the warm summer months faithful punters from The Crooked Billet buy their pints before crossing the road to drink on the large swathe of grass ...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Polka Children's Theatre

Polka Children's Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Munki London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3.3 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ...More
 
 
 
Lost Society London
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Lost Society
London > Nightlife > Bars
697 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 3.9 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
It's not difficult to believe that this decadent, chandelier-filled arena - home to London's louche pleasure-seekers, to drinking and dancing - once played host ...More
 
 
 
The Loft London
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The Loft
London > Nightlife > Bars
67 Clapham High Street, SW4 | 4 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
Yet another bar in the already over-crowded and otherwise unappealing bar-lined Clapham High Street. Is there really any need? The answer, judging by the queue, is ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Polka Children's Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Polka Children's Theatre.
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre London
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 4.3 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ...More
 
 
 
Chelsea Physic Garden London
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4.7 miles from Polka Children's Theatre
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ...More
 
 
 
Southside House London
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Southside House
London > Business > Venue Hire
3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 28 minutes from Polka Children's Theatre
Secreted behind high walls, Southside House is locked in the past. Originally a Tudor farmhouse, little has changed since the renovations completed in 1685 by ...More
 
 
 
 

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Moominsummer Madness
Moominsummer Madness
Theatre | Until 16th August 2014 

Polka Children's Theatre

The excellent Polka Theatre presents the London premiere of an adaptation of one of Tove Jannson's famous Moomin stories, Moominsummer ...More

 
Dance Rocks
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

The Watershed 1 minute walk from Polka Children's Theatre

House, R&B, chart, indie and 1980s and 1990s hits....More

GiggleBox Comedy Club
Comedy | On 25th July 2014 

Colour House Theatre 13 minutes walk from Polka Children's Theatre

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter....More

Art Class: Beginners
Exhibitions | Until 25th July 2014 

Donald Hope Library 14 minutes walk from Polka Children's Theatre

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tickets
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 25th July 2014 

Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 25 minutes walk from Polka Children's Theatre

Fantastic New CinemaThe Cinema features a 200° screen that immerses the viewer into the world of The Championships by showing ...More

 
Pop Life
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2014 

The Bedford 2.5 miles from Polka Children's Theatre

Resident DJs play a blend of pop, dance, house, R&B and hip hop....More

Eclectic Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Gigalum 3.16 miles from Polka Children's Theatre

Liv Knight spins an eclectic mix....More

Club Classics Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th September 2014 

Clapham Grand 3.16 miles from Polka Children's Theatre

Resident DJs play retro hits....More

Steven Seagal's Blues Band
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

Clapham Grand 3.16 miles from Polka Children's Theatre

The blues ensemble is led by Hollywood actor Steven Seagal....More

 
 
 
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