REVIEW: HOW TO HIDE A LION (Polka Theatre) ★★★★★

Not being a parent myself, I’ve never been to the Polka Theatre for Children (despite it being at the end of my road). However 18 months ago my sister had an absolutely beautiful baby boy and he’s now at the age where things are more than just colours and shapes so it was time for […]

BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG to open at Polka Theatre prior to national tour

Meet the little pig with big dreams in Polka’s new stage adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s much loved novel Babe, The Sheep-Pig. Featuring stunning puppetry, original music and a charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet, Babe, the Sheep-Pig runs on Polka’s Main Stage from 25 Nov 2016 – 5 Feb 2017 for the whole family ages 5 and […]


Chester Tuffnut is a woodland mole who loves adventures. He is always on the look out for someone to go on an adventure with but most of the other animals aren’t as energetic as he is. The moral of the story is that your friends are important and sometimes just stepping back and enjoying life […]


This year marks the 100th birthday of one of the most celebrated and successful children’s authors of all time. Roald Dahl’s timeless stories of magic, ambition and kindness speak to people of all ages and teach us that hard work and imagination help us achieve great things. James and the Giant Peach at the Polka […]

Polka Theatre celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

A fantastical adventure half way around the world… To celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary year in 2016, Polka is delighted to bring back James and the Giant Peach, based on one of Dahl’s most popular books. Having been last performed in 2009, we are thrilled to be brining Dahl’s work back to the stage to commemorate […]

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