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Half Term Workshops – Polka at New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

Worshops at Polka Theatre

Polka’s Half-Term Workshops, Small Size Days Storytelling and the History of Polka Family Exhibition next year

Half Term workshops at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio
Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th Feb 2020.  For ages 6 months to 12 years

Free Small Size Days Storytelling at Wimbledon Library
Saturday 1st February 2020

History of Polka
Family Exhibition across Merton: until Sat 25th April 2020

The Worshops

Sharpen their skills and encourage curiosity with dressing up, singing and storytelling holiday workshops, created by your favourite theatre for children.

PROPerty of Polka

Tuesday 18th February 2020 Ages 8 to 12

Delve into a box of Polka props to see what you can find… a mask, puppet, hat, a ship in a bottle and so much more!  A creative acting workshop for budding actors looking at developing short scenes inspired by Polka props and costumes.

Show off the scenes you’ve created at the end of the day to family and friends.

10.30am to 3.30pm.  £40

Sing a song with Polka

Wednesday 19th February 2020 Ages 6 to 8

Join Polka for this all singing, all dancing, all acting Musical Theatre workshop.  Bring some favourite Polka songs to life from a number of our popular shows including; Chocolate Cake, The Everywhere Bear and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

Share what has been created with family and friends at the end of the day.

10.30am – 3.30pm.  £40

Polka’s Treasure Chest of stories

Thursday 20th February 2020 Ages 6 months to 5 years

Once upon a time…’  four magical words that will take you on a journey to the farthest reaches of your imagination.  Bring in your treasured toy and join our storyteller on a magical story adventure.

Where will we go?  What will we see?  Who will we be?!

Let’s create a brand new ‘Once upon a time’ adventure together?

Ages 6 months to 2yrs, 9.45 to 10.30am (one child and one parent/carer per booking) £10

Ages 2-3yrs, 11.00 to 11.45am (one child and one parent/carer per booking) / £10

Ages 3-4yrs, 2.00-3.00pm / £15 (child only)

Ages 4-5yrs, 3.30-4.30pm / £15 (child only)

Free “Once Upon A Time” Storytelling

Part of Small Size Days 2020.  Saturday 1st February 2020

To celebrate Small size Days 2020, pop to Wimbledon Library and join Polka for a special free event to hear fantastical stories full of wonder and delight. This event is linked to National Storytelling Week, where numerous stories for all ages are told in, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues, storytelling clubs and care homes. “Wherever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener.”

Polka storyteller Kevin Graal will share his favourite tales and take you on a journey to the farthest reaches of your imagination. This is a family event and suitable for children from 3-7 years old.

History of Polka: Family Exhibition

Step into the magical world of Polka and explore forty years of magic-making in this fun, family-friendly exhibition. Interactive play stations and activities:

  • Check out our Box Office of Wonders: can you spot the giant’s toothbrush?
  • Mime and sing: Spin the wheel and guess the play
  • Come up with plays’ titles and create your own stories
  • Find out who you REALLY are
  • See original Polka costumes, masks and puppets

The exhibition is fun for the whole family, designed especially for children aged 0-12 years

Coming to a library near you:

Pollards Hill Library until Saturday 11th January 2020

Mitcham Library Saturday 15th February to Saturday 29th February 2020

Colliers Wood Library Saturday 4th April to Saturday 25th April 2020

Free entry, no booking required. Please check your local library for opening times

About Polka Theatre

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children.  Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre to entertain and inspire young audiences.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a substantial redevelopment Polka will remain at the forefront of children’s theatre for future generations.  Providing innovative and thought-provoking work for an increasingly culturally diverse young audience, the development will include a new Adventure Theatre specially designed for young children up to age 5.  Polka is a local theatre with an international reputation, known throughout the world as a pioneer of theatre for children, consistently setting the standard and raising audience’s expectations.

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