Polka Theatre is hosting a quiz night alongside celebrity guests to help support children and teachers during the outbreak.

Amanda Holden and Joanna Lumley, will be hosting the Polka Online Charity Quiz at 8.15 pm tonight (June 11).

Participants can expect a night full of laughter and surprises from guest hosts, Jamael Westman, Keith Lemon and Angela Griffin.

The event will be streamed live on Facebook, with opportunities to support the theatre’s Unlock Polka campaign.

The UK’s No.1 Children’s Theatre, Polka is a registered charity and provides creative opportunities and support for families, teachers and children experiencing hardship. 

The organisation, like many theatres, has been dealt a blow by the pandemic, whilst currently undertaking a £7.65 million building redevelopment. 

See more: Reopening of Polka delayed due to pandemic 

Despite this, Polka continues to support families and schools through its digital platform Polka Online, with free activities, workshops, storytelling, teacher lesson plans and much more. 

Through its creative learning programme, Polka works closely with children providing a safe and creative space to explore and express themselves.

Amanda Holden said: "I’m really looking forward to joining in with Polka Theatre’s Big Charity Quiz Night. 

"I’m proud to be a patron of Polka, a theatre I've enjoyed visiting since 2008 with my daughters. 

"Though the theatre is currently closed, Polka is still doing amazing things to support children impacted by Covid 19 while also continuing their theatre redevelopment. 

"I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who believes in the power of creativity and the crucial role it plays during childhood to join in and support the invaluable work of this fabulous theatre. 

"Live theatre is vital for our children’s minds, imaginations and health."

The quiz is free to join, however, Polka is asking for a suggested donation of £25, to contribute towards costs for creative learning activities for families to enjoy free of charge.

There will be opportunities to give throughout the night and prizes are in store for the winners.  

Register to join and donate at Eventbrite