18 Mar - 1 Jul 2020 For everyone

Schools Programme 2019/20

  • ‘I absolutely love what the Unicorn does for our school - it is engaging, motivating and inspiring in equal measure!' Headteacher

Visit our Primary and Secondary webpages for full details or sign up to our teacher mailing list to stay in the get regular schools' focussed updates.

If you'd like a chat about any aspect of our programme, or make a booking contact schools@unicorntheatre.com.

SEASON 2019-20

Anansi the Spider
For Nursery – Year 2
18 Sep - 27 Oct 2019
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Mon 16 Sep, 10am – 4pm
In celebration of Black History Month, these classic West African and Caribbean tales about the spider hoaxster are brought vividly to life.

Maggot Moon
For School Years 6 – 9
26 Sep - 27 Oct 2019
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Thu 19 Sep, 4.30pm - 7pm (for secondary school teachers), Fri 20 Sep, 10am – 4pm (for primary) 
Live drawing, cameras and projection bring the sinister 1950s Britain of Sally Gardner's dazzlingly original, award-winning novel to life.

Please note: in keeping with the original book, thereare some affecting moments of violence in the storytelling. These moments are described and depicted by the narrator, but not acted out. These are powerful short scenes which convey the danger that Standish is in and the perilous and ugly regime that he is surviving. There is also one single use of slightly strong language. Please contact our Box Office team if you would like more information about the show.

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost
For School Years 3 – 11
10 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Mon 14 Oct, 10am – 4pm 
This wonderfully witty, delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde’s 1887 comic novel is brought to life this Christmas with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects.

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
For Nursery – School Year 2
15 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
An adaptation of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s brilliantly subversive picture
book which finds joy and friendship in the darkest and most unusual of places.

The Bee In Me
For School Years 4 – 7
31 Jan - 1 Mar 2020
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Mon 25 Nov, 10am - 4pm 
One ordinary boy living an ordinary life, with every day the same. But today is different. Today is a game. Today he has wings...

I, Cinna (the poet)
For School Years 7 and above
5 Feb - 29 Feb 2020
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Thu 16 Jan, 4.30 - 7pm
From internationally renowned playwright and theatre maker Tim Crouch, join Julius Caesar's unluckiest character as he invites us, the audience, to write with him, live.

Gulliver's Travels
For School Years 3 – 11
15 Mar - 2 May 2020
Free teacher resources available for primary and secondary chool teachers
Free teacher CPD: Wed 22 Jan, 4.30pm - 7pm (for secondary school teachers), Fri 24 Jan, 10am - 4pm (for primary)
Jonathan Swift's surreal masterpiece is vividly brought to life in this blend of film and live performance this Easter.

For Nursery – Year 1
17 Mar - 3 May 2020
Free teacher resources available
Free teacher CPD: Mon 2 Mar, 2pm - 4.30pm
This energetic story, based on Emily Hughes' gorgeous picture-book, celebrates the free spirit in us all. 

Reception – Year 2
19 May - 21 Jun 2020 
A sci-fi inspired summer show about the future, friendships and robots. Can you really be friends with a machine?


Our popular training days combine an active, creative exploration of the play with practical training in the use of drama, supporting you to feel confident using our resource packs to explore the productions back at school. Primary info / Secondary info


Call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560 or use our online booking form. We're happy to provisionally reserve tickets for one week.

Non-fee-paying schools £10 per pupil (one teacher free per 10 booked)

Fee-paying schools £10 per pupil / £12 for The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse, Wild and Gulliver’s Travels / £14 for Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost (one teacher free per 10 booked)


We have introduced a number of new partnerships in order to support non-fee-paying schools in the face of cuts.

A Unicorn Year of Theatre
We're looking to support a handful of schools who face financial & other barriers with highly subsidised tickets. We support different schools every year. Info Pack & Application Form

Unicorn Schools Club (for non-fee-paying schools)
Our scheme offering cheaper tickets for schools who want to put a whole schools focus on creative learning. Tickets from £7 plus other benefits. Info Pack & Online Application Form

Access School Partnership (for non-fee-paying schools)
We're offering trips to relaxed, captioned & audio-described performances at highly subsidised rates. Applications are now closed.

Subsidised Tickets (for non-fee-paying schools)
Apply to be considered for part- or fully-subsidised tickets offers as and when we are able to offer them. Schools with high levels of need will be prioritised. Apply using our Online Application Form.


The nearest tube is London Bridge, between a 5–10 minute walk away. Coach parking is available on Tooley Street.


Give us a call on 020 7645 0560 or email schools@unicorntheatre.com.


Useful information for schools

Online booking form

Ice cream & refreshments pre-order form & ingredient information

Risk assessment information for our Clore and Weston theatres

Making a Difference in Schools - case studies doc

More info


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