Polka is a registered charity that believes in the power of performance and story to unlock the potential of all children and we do that in our theatre, in schools and throughout the community.
Can you picture the excitement of tapping into the creativity and imagination that exists inside every child?
We do that at Polka every day, with plays, workshops, and community engagement; creative, playful spaces; training and mentoring. We have a broad programme designed for inspiration, creative learning and inclusion - and we reach 90,000 children each year.
We cater for rich diversity - inquiring toddlers, young people on the margins of school exclusion, children with learning disabilities, disadvantaged families, story-telling Dads – and many more. We are rooted in community but, like a pebble in a pond, our influence stretches out to the whole of the UK and beyond.
You can be a part of this.
From now until June 2015, every £1 you give will be matched by 66p thanks to our special award from Arts Council England. So, please give generously.
For more information on how you can support Polka Theatre please contact Sonja Lahiff, Fundraising Officer, on 020 8545 8368 or email
£20 will provide theatre tickets for two children who couldn’t otherwise experience live theatre.
£50 will purchase materials for multi-sensory workshops for children with special educational needs.
£100 will help provide a BSL interpreter as part of our integrated sign language shows.
£500 will enable us to deliver participatory workshops for 125 children in their own community.
£1,000 will mean 15 children at risk of social exclusion will have the opportunity to devise and stage their own production, while learning valuable life skills.
Every donation, of any size, will be gratefully received and will go directly to help children.