The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon has announced its temporary closing date whilst the iconic children’s theatre undergoes refurbishment after being awarded a £1.2 million investment from the Mayor of London.
Wimbledon’s much loved Polka Theatre is set to temporarily close its doors on February 17th 2019 for refurbishment after being awarded a £1.2 million investment as part of the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. What better way to celebrate the theatre’s 40th birthday?
The new developments will offer new state-of-the-art facilities for the 1-12-year-olds who will be experiencing the magic of the Polka Theatre for the first time when it reopens in 2020. But there is still £1 million needed out of the £7.5 million left to raise for the project. Find out more here >
Polka asks of its community, its fans and avid audience to help it secure its future in Wimbledon. Those interested in supporting the theatre can attend the last ever show in 2019 of Wind In The Willows on February 17th or become a future Polka Family or Founder.
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Polka Theatre will deliver a brand new project in 2019 called ‘Polka40’ including an exhibition of Polka’s history, a joint project with 14 schools and 4 SEN schools to create a special performance as well as a partnership with Merton Music Foundation.
Needless to say, this is a fantastic year for Arts & Culture and until we see Polka again let us all warmly wish the theatre good luck.