I’ve taken my 2yrs-and-8-months old son to see three plays in the Polka Theatre in the last year, all of them were amazing. There aren’t many dedicated children’s theatres in London, and so we feel very lucky to have the Polka Theatre here in Wimbledon.
The first show was called “On/Off” which involved a very simple idea with using light bulbs and switches, just one solo performer and a mix of English and Italian words. My little one loved it.
The second one was “A worm´s story”, about a worm in Egypt, that was absolutely adorable and the scenery was fantastic, the whole idea was to think about archaeology. The kids were invited up on stage at the end of the show to discover hidden trapdoors which contained sand and other ‘lost’ items to play with.
Yesterday we went to see “The Ugly Duckling”, which was lovely. The music was fantastic, and all the kids were laughing and enjoying this amazing play which is aimed at 2 to 5 years old.
These shows sell out quickly so it’s good to book well in advance. I do recommend you take your kids to almost any play they put on at the Polka Theatre, it’s well worth it.