20 Jul - 4 Aug 2019 Age guide: 2 - 16

A Unicorn Production

Summer Holidays

Shows and workshops

Shows and workshops

Join us during the summer holidays for extraordinary theatre and our ever-popular series of drama, dance and set design workshops.

Tickets for Aesop’s Fables are £8 – 20, save 15% when booking 4 tickets (must include 1 adult/child). Workshops range from £55 - £425 per child.

From making a splash in the nearby fountains at More London to picnicking in the park beside Tower Bridge, there is plenty to do nearby to help you make a day of it.
We hope you’ll visit us soon!


Until 4 Aug
Ages 4 - 7 and 8 - 12 | Duration approx 1 hr
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw and Justin Audibert

'You couldn’t hope for a more exciting line-up of contemporary playwrights.' Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

'A box set (literally) of fantastic episodes that pack a punch into a short space' Audience member

We asked eight contemporary writers to rewrite eight ancient fables for today’s young audience. The result: two funny and thought-provoking shows for ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12.

Aesop’s Fables is a celebration of young and old, ancient and new. A tribute to how fresh bold and vibrant the classics remain today. Don’t miss these modern and playfully surprising family shows.
Ages 4 - 7 BOOK NOW | Ages 8 - 12 BOOK NOW


Mon 5 – Fri 9 Aug | Ages 11 - 16
Drama Week: Fables for the Future
If you could write your future, how would it look? In this five-day workshop, we'll form a new theatre company and work together to create our own fables for the future. Led by the Assistant Director and Movement Director from Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (2018-19), you'll hone your performance and devising skills and explore improvisation techniques, script work and multi-media. Imagine the future and how the world could be, choose your story and tell it!

Mon 12 – Fri 16 Aug | Ages 7 - 11
Drama Week: Role Models *SOLD OUT*
This creative, fun and challenging workshop will explore who we are and who might like to become. We'll create a show from scratch that uses the themes of role models and imagined futures. With support and guidance from the Director (Unicorn Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw) and our Production team, you will develop your performance skills, learn how to shape your ideas into a show and explore vocal and physical performance styles. 
Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Thu, 11.30 - 7pm Fri (the sharing will begin at 6pm)
Price: £425 per child 

What is included in my workshop ticket?

• A five day themed workshop led by professional artists
• An invitation for friends & family to attend the sharing
• Digital access to a selection of professional photographs from the workshop and final performance
• Technical support from Unicorn Theatre staff
• Experienced DBS certified staff who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience


Wed 31 Jul - Thu 1 Aug | Ages 7 - 11 | Two-day workshop
World Dance
A jam-packed two-day workshop exploring the world of contemporary dance, disco moves, street style and Bollywood boogie. No previous dance experience required!

Tue 6 Aug or Wed 7 Aug | Ages 7 - 11 | One-day workshop
Dream, Design & Transform
A fun and challenging workshop where you will design your own stage set before building it in miniature form as a model box.
Thu 8 Aug - Fri 9 Aug | Ages 7 - 11 | Two-day workshop
The Little People and the Dragon Puppetry Workshop
Come and join PuppetSoup for a fantastic, creative and fun-filled two days of puppet making and performance!

Unicorn Theatre
Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat (arriving for 9.15am)
Price: one-day workshop £55 per child / two-day workshop £110 per child / save £20 when booking both Aquatic Dance and World Dance.

What is included in my workshop ticket?
• A themed workshop led by professional theatre-makers
• An invitation for friends & family to attend the sharing (where relevant)
• Experienced DBS certified staff who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience


There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants and visitor attractions in and around our local area. Here are a few of our suggestions:
Make a splash in the (1) fountains beside the River Thames or lunch in (2) Potters Field with an impressive view of the iconic (3) Tower of London and Tower Bridge, all just a two-minute walk away. Explore (4) Bermondsey Street's independent shops and restaurants, or stroll towards the (5) South Bank taking in (6) Borough Market and Tate Modern.


During your Unicorn visit, pop into our Unicornershop for healthy snacks, drinks and sweet treats. Located in our bright and airy foyer, you can relax here before and after the show. 

You can also shop online or in our foyer for our carefully curated selection of toys, books and show merchandise.

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