Go & See - Theatre

Take your pupils to see one of two productions at Polka Theatre

Polka Theatre is a dedicated children’s theatre and empowers children to navigate their world through inspirational theatre and creative experiences.

For over 20 years Polka Theatre have run a programme called Curtain-Up! a subsidised ticket scheme that allows Polka to give free tickets to school groups who face barriers that make it harder to access live theatre.

As part of the Primary Arts Programme, Polka Theatre in partnership with An New Direction, are offering your school tickets to one of two productions at The Polka theatre during the summer term. The performances will be supported by a twilight CPD session for teachers, resources to support planning prior to the trip, and classroom activity after it.

These productions are suitable for children in Key Stage 2, including from SEND settings.

About the Shows

The Colour of Dinosaurs: A rip-roaring, prehistoric science pop gig for curious humans of all ages!

Show dates:

  • Wednesday 22 May, 10.30am
  • Wednesday 22 May at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 23 May at 1.30pm.

Running time: Approx. 1 hour

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts: Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to everyone that he is a fearless space adventurer…

Show dates:

  • Thursday 27 June at 10.15am
  • Thursday 27 June at 1.45pm
  • Friday 28 June at 1.45pm.

Running time: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

The Polka Theatre is located at 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB

Teacher Twilight CPD:

The Polka Theatre will also deliver two-hour twilight sessions at the Polka Theatre for teachers supporting the visits. Each twilight offers a stand-alone evening of creativity and peer conversations and is designed to support playful exploration, reimagining drama for the classroom as well as personal enjoyment and enrichment.

The CPD sessions will take place on Thursday 16 May from 4pm - 6pm for The Colour of Dinosaurs and Thursday 20 June from 4pm – 6pm for Sam Wu is NOT afraid of Ghosts. You can apply for up to two places per school.

Book Now

Booking requests for Go & See Theatre for either The Colour of Dinosaurs or Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts are now closed, please register on our waiting list using this link.