About

Transforming young lives through theatre

We create innovative productions that encourage children to question and explore the world. We creatively collaborate with children in schools and communities. We make our work as available as possible. We are reducing our impact on the planet. We believe in equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are the largest children’s theatre in the UK, specialising in developing new devised and written shows alongside adaptations of classic texts, offering an innovative and inspiring year-round programme of sector-leading theatre for children.

We produce and present a thrilling and varied programme, exploring stories, ideas and themes that enrich and broaden children’s view of the world. We welcome 65,000 families and schools every year and part or fully subsidise at least a third of all tickets to schools and community groups across the city.

We believe that young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities have the right to experience exciting, entertaining and inspiring work - we want all children to experience our theatre and actively seek out children wouldn’t otherwise attend. We maintain a strong commitment to representing diversity in our audiences, as well as on our stages, and we prioritise accessibility and inclusion across our organisation.

In 2020, during the pandemic, we launched Unicorn Online and released nine new pieces of free digital theatre content for schools and families, ensuring the widest possible distribution and reach by partnering with the Guardian, Worldwide Fund for Nature, YouTubeKIDS, English National Ballet and others. Our digital programme has now been viewed over 800,000 times by children and adults across London and the UK, and in over 30 countries around the world.

Curiosity • Courage • Respect