About Us

The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, producing an eclectic and surprising programme of work year-round for children aged 6 months to 18 years.

Based in our purpose-built home at London Bridge, we aim to connect artists and audiences through a broad range of work that is honest, refreshing and international in outlook, across a range of disciplines.

We present and tour around twenty shows each year, at home and abroad, to around 80,000 children and their parents and carers, and work extensively with schools and in the community to invite children from all cultures into a conversation about art and the world we live in. 

Artistic Director Purni Morell
Executive Director Anneliese Davidsen

Board of Directors
John Langley (Chair), Anneliese Davidsen, Colin Simon, Henny Finch, Giles Havergal CBE, Purni Morell, Agnes Quashie, Sarah West and Simon Davidson

Ambassadors HRH The Duchess of Cornwall (Patron), Juliet Stevenson (President), Quentin Blake, Joanna David, Dame Judi Dench, Mel Giedroyc, Mishal Husain, Jude Law, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Meera Syal

The Unicorn is a registered charity no.225751 and is proud to be an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation.


The Unicorn, under the joint leadership of Artistic Director Purni Morell and Executive Director Anneliese Davidsen has won six awards and been nominated for a further 17 awards since they took up post in 2012. Awards include the Peter Brook Award in 2014, four Off West End Production awards for shows for young people, a Writers Guild Award in 2014, a TMA UK award in 2013 and a Fringe First in 2012.

Environmental Policy

The Unicorn Theatre is committed to a policy of continual improvement in identifying, understanding, monitoring and reducing environmental impacts, preventing pollution and identifying and complying with environmental legislation. Our environmental policy and associated strategy to deliver environmental management is regularly reviewed and amended according to the changing nature of our operations. To request a copy of our environmental policy please email jane.dodson@unicorntheatre.com.