Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Polka Children's Theatre Limited
- Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB
Aims & activities
Our mission is to use the power of performance to light up children's imagination and creative portential, whatever their background or ability, through thrilling and playful world-class theatre and a creative programme of learning and community engagement in a welcoming and stimulating setting at our venue in Wimbledon.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People with disabilities
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £2.0M Own use assets
- £425.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £686.5K Other assets
- £616.9K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE, AND ADVANCE EDUCATION, PARTICULARLY BY THE PRODUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL PLAYS FOR CHILDREN AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS, INCLUDING THE ARTS OF DRAMA, MIME, PUPPETRY, DANCE, SINGING AND MUSIC AND TO FORMULATE, PREPARE AND ESTABLISH SCHEMES THEREFORE PROVIDED THAT ALL OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY SHALL BE OF A CHARITABLE NATURE.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 10/09/1968 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 07/11/2012
Other namesPolka Children's Theatre
Polka Theatre For Children
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 11 Trustees
- 37 Employees
- 15 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Nigel Leslie Halkes||The Hugo Halkes Charitable Trust||Up-to-date|
|Sarah King (Chair)||None on record|
|Bilal Hafeez||None on record|
|Mairi Brewis||None on record|
|Vivienne Anne Creevey||None on record|
|Iain Mcnicol||None on record|
|Despo Stevens||None on record|
|Katy Manuel||None on record|
|Nicola Theron||None on record|
|Rebecca Holt||None on record|
|Lotte Wakeham||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout London