Opening hours

The Box Office is open: 

Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 6pm*
Sundays usually from 10am (hours vary)

*We stay open later than 6pm when there is an evening performance.

Throughout July we will be closed on Sundays and we will be closed on 7 and 14 August. 

The Unicornershop opens one hour before the start of the performance.

How to get here

THE UNICORN IS CENTRALLY LOCATED, JUST A SHORT WALK FROM LONDON BRIDGE STATION – OUR ADDRESS IS 147 TOOLEY ST, SE1 2HZ

The journey from London Bridge station


The Unicorn is located just a short walk from London Bridge station (view Google Map). Follow the signs for the Unicorn Theatre in the station and make sure you take the Tooley Street exit, walk down Tooley Street towards Tower Bridge and you'll find us on the left hand side - just after Brigade restaurant.

Important travel notice: From 30 April 2016 to 2018, there are major changes taking place at London Bridge and on Tooley Street. There are also currently significant changes to overground train journeys going through London Bridge station - some services will not stop at London Bridge. Please ensure you check the Thameslink Programme website and plan your journey in advance.

If you're travelling via other routes, we recommend you use the TFL Journey Planner to find the best travel option and avoid any planned engineering works.

Bus 

RV1, 47, 343, 381 stop just outside the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street.

Bike

There are bike racks on the pavement opposite the Unicorn Theatre, plan your route using the TFL Cycle Planner.

Parking

Tooley Street is a red route and there is no parking available at the theatre. We recommend QPark Tower Bridge, 5 minutes walk from the theatre.

Coach parking

There is a coach bay just off Tooley Street. The entrance for this is in Battle Bridge Lane. Check local signs for operational hours. These bays are restricted to vehicles not exceeding 8m in length due to roadworks on Tooley Street. Moreinformation for coach drivers from TFL (Transport For London).

River

London City Bridge pier is just 5 minutes' walk from the Unicorn Theatre. Thames Clippers stop at the pier every 20 mins, throughout the day, serving 19 piers throughout London. 

Ticket prices

Book online or contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560.

We have introduced numbered seating to the Weston Theatre, our main stage, so that you can select your own seat online or by phone. There are four price bands available that reflect the view from those seats so you can choose the right seat and the right price for you. Reserved seating is not in place for performances in school hours during term time in the Weston Theatre, or for shows in the Clore Theatre.

Ticket prices

Weston Theatre

Under 18s: £8 / £10 / £12
Adults: £12 / £16 / £18 (concessions £3 off)

Clore Theatre

Under 18s: £10 / (£12 for Boing!)
Adults: £10/ £16/ £18 (concessions £3 off)

SensacionalTickets £10 (includes 1 Child & 2 Adults) | Additional adults £5 (by phone only) 

Baby Show - Tickets £10 (previews £8) includes 1 Adult and 1 Child | Additional Adult places: £5 (by phone only)

Baddies: the Musical - Previews: £16 (15 - 23 Nov) | Adults: £18 - £24 | Under 18s: £12 - £18 | Premier seats: Adults £36, Under 18s £30 | (Concs: £3 off, excl. previews & premier seats)

Ways to save

Family ticket 

Get 15% off when you book 4 tickets with our Family and Friends Offer. Some exclusions apply.

See it first

All tickets for preview performances are £10, except for Baddies: the Musical (£16), Boing! (£12) and Baby Show (£8).

School groups

Standard ticket price
£10 per pupil (1 teacher FREE per 10 tickets booked) 
£11 per pupil for Baddies: the Musical 

Early bird offer - 25% off
From £7.50 per ticket if you book for 2 different shows before 31 Jul 2016. 

Multi-show offer - 15% off
From £8.50 per ticket if you book for 2 different shows from 1 Aug 2016.

Make a day of it

When you arrive

If you need to collect your tickets, pay for a reservation or pick up a hearing loop, the box office is on your left as you walk into the foyer - our Box Office team and Front of House ushers will be happy to assist with any questions you may have. Please ensure you allow enough time to pick up tickets and use the toilets before the start of the show!

We have two theatre spaces; the Weston Theatre is located on the third floor and can be accessed via the lift or stairs and the Clore Theatre is located on the ground floor. Our Ushers will tell you when you can make your way into the relevant theatre.

Our building is wheelchair accessible throughout, assistance dogs are welcome and Sennheiser hearing loops are available on request. 

There are toilets, baby change facilities and an accessible toilet located on the basement level, the stairs and lift to access them are located next to the Unicornershop. There are also toilets located on floors 2 and 3, including another accessible toilet on floor 2.

We also have a Living Room area on the first floor, this is a cosy secluded area that houses a range of toys, activities and books for all ages plus a comfy sofa for the adults.

We want our audiences to feel comfortable when watching our shows and don't mind if they are vocal or energetic - in fact we actively encourage our audience to laugh, respond, clap and cheer! There are just three things we ask in the auditorium  - no photos, no phones and no food. 
We do allow drinks (hot drinks must have a lid) and ice creams during the show.

Eating in and around the Unicorn


Our Unicornershop located in the foyer, is open an hour before the performance and sells a range of delicious locally made cakes and savouries, healthy snacks, Fairtrade tea and coffee and a selection of soft or alcoholic drinks as well as a fantastic collection of ethically sourced toys and gifts at pocket money prices.

If you're after something a bit more substantial to eat, there are also a number of local restaurants and cafes available, including:

Jamie's Italian (5 mins walk)
The new kid on the More London block, Jamie's Italian is a welcome addition and serves a range of delicious Italian inspired pizza and pasta dishes that use organic and free-range ingredients, and they have a kids menu.

Leon, More London (5 min walk)
Naturally fast food - their menu uses the Children's Food Trust guidelines to ensure that every meal is balanced, nutritious and delicious!

Ask Italian, Shad Thames (10 min walk)
A lovely family friendly place with a great set menu for £6.25 per child, they also have a picture gallery where they display children's drawings!

Zizzi, Shad Thames (10 min walk)
Set amongst the historic warehouse buildings in the dockyards on the River Thames and with a brilliant decor, this branch of everyone's favourite Italian is definitely worth a visit.

Roast, Borough Market (15 min walk)
Situated in London's iconic food market, this restaurant is a popular choice to celebrate a family occasion - they often have free meals for children in the school holidays too.

Giraffe, Southbank (20 minute bus ride on the RV1)
Freshly cooked food for the whole family served to the sound of great music - their children's menu provides options for a variety of food allergies.

Other activities in the area

There are plenty of places to visit in and around the local area, here are few suggestions of some family friendly attractions and activities:

UP Club (free)
We run a free, drop-in creative club from 12-2pm most Saturdays. Take part in a different activity every week, from making picture portraits, superhero comics and more.

The Scoop at More London fountains (free)
Just a 2 minute walk away towards the Thames, these fountains are always a popular choice for children during the summer months.

Potters Fields (free)
A lovely park next to City Hall, a great spot for a picnic and boat spotting - you may even catch Tower Bridge opening if you're lucky!

Design Museum (Under 6's go free, other prices vary)
The collection is made up of over 3,000 objects that range from the early Modernism of the 1900s to the cutting edge of contemporary design. All family visitors can also pick up a free Family Trail from the admissions desk and there is also a great programme of creative activities for ages 5-11.

HMS Belfast (Under 16s go free)
Explore the Imperial War Museum's HMS Belfast - with its nine decks full of stories of what life was like on board to discover and a number of weekly activities for families, this local attraction is perfect.

Golden Hinde (Family ticket £20, children under 3 go free)
Another local ship! This one is located close to Borough Market and is a full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's sixteenth-century flagship.

Walk along the South Bank
With the Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, London Eye and more - you're bound to find something to entertain you. If you're visiting Wed - Thu, why not take a wander through Borough Market on your way to the South Bank?

Featured on Urban Explorer - London for Kids - Discover fun and exciting things to do with your kids this weekend

Hotels near the Unicorn

This website provides a list of hotels near us. 

For schools

A VISIT TO THE UNICORN CAN BE AN INSPIRING, MEANINGFUL AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU AND YOUR PUPILS – WE WANT TO ENSURE YOUR TRIP IS AS ENJOYABLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD AS POSSIBLE.

Booking tickets

Call the Box Office team on 020 7645 0560, or fill out a relevant booking form (links below). 

You can book tickets at our standard school rate or take advantage of one of our multi-buy offers or package deals. 

BASIC TICKET PRICE

£10* per pupil (1 teacher FREE per 10 tickets booked)
+ A place on our Teacher CPD session & Resource Pack* FREE
+ An in-school workshop £120 per class
+ A backstage tour £1 per student (£3 per student if booking as a stand-alone event) 

*£11 tickets for Baddies: the Musical

SPECIAL OFFERS

Early Bird Offer - 25% off
Tickets from £7.50 if you book for 2 or more shows before the end of July 2016.


Useful downloads

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS

ONLINE BOOKING FORM (primary)

ONLINE BOOKING FORM (secondary)

Ice cream pre-order and Risk Assessment form


To find out more about our Schools' Programme, visit the Primary Schools or Secondary Schools sections of the website. For further details or to join our mailing list, please contact schools@unicorntheatre.com / 020 7645 0544.

FAQs

What does 'Unreserved seating' mean?

This means you can choose your seats when you arrive. Doors open 5-15 mins before a performance to allow enough time for you to decide where you would like to sit. We will always endeavour to sit parties together where possible, even when you book your tickets at different times, but we advise arriving in good time before the performance starts to avoid disappointment. Please note, from Sep 2015 we are introducing allocated seating in the Weston Theatre.

What happens if I am late for a performance?

In most cases, we are able to admit latecomers, although we may ask you to wait until a suitable break in the performance. However, for some shows we're not able to admit latecomers at all due to the nature of the performance, this will be marked on our web site in advance. Please be aware that if you cannot be admitted due to lateness, we're unable to give any refunds, exchanges or credit vouchers.

Are children who are below or above the guideline age range still allowed to see the show?

The Unicorn welcomes audiences of all ages. However, we ask the booker to take into consideration the age suitability guidelines recommended for each show, you can always ask a member of our Box Office team if you'd like more information.

Is the building accessible for disabled children?

Yes, the Unicorn is fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties, you can find out more about our Access programme on the Access at the Unicorn page.

Can babies come to see a show with the family?

Yes. Children under 18 months can come to shows free of charge (unless the show in question is designed specifically for children under 18 months), but please let Box Office know if you intend to bring a baby. Both our male and female toilets on the basement level have baby change facilities.

Is there somewhere to store my pram/wheelchair/pushchair?

We can store pushchairs in our foyer, but please note these are left at the owners’ risk. Large items can be stored in the front of house office at the customer’s request.

Can children and young people see the show unaccompanied?

We welcome independent theatre-going audiences, though we like to make it clear to parents and guardians that we cannot take responsibility for their safety.

Is eating allowed in the auditorium?

We ask our audience not to bring food into the theatre because it can get a little noisy, bottled water and drinks in plastic cups are fine.

Can tickets be reserved to be paid for on arrival?

No, advance bookings must be paid for prior to the show.

If I cannot attend a performance, can I get a refund on my tickets?

We're unable to give refunds unless a performance is cancelled. However, if you let us know at least 48 hours prior to the performance time, tickets can be exchanged for another performance in the same production (this is subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office).

Accessibility