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Opening hours

Our foyer (and Box Office) is open Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 6pm. We stay open later than 6pm when there is an evening performance and are open on Sundays when there is a show (times vary). 

Safety information

The Unicorn Theatre is committed above all to the safety and security of our customers, staff and guests. We are operating as normal, albeit with increased security measures in place. All our scheduled performances and events are planned to go ahead as normal.

We are in touch with our London-wide network of security partners including The Metropolitan Police, More London Estates, Community Security Zone and Team London Bridge. We have escalated all our security measures in line with official guidance and, on a daily basis, ensure that we are fully briefed on the latest news and advice. We have an increased staff presence in foyers and regular checks of all front of house areas. We are operating a bag check system on the door and ask that you do not bring large bags or suitcases with you. Backstage we have increased security measures and ID checks for all suppliers. 

Our staff are undertaking further counter-terrorism training and our evacuation and invacuation processes have been reviewed and communicated to all staff. Our current security measures will be in place every day and at every show for the time being, and are subject to ongoing review. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at hello@unicorntheatre.com.

Booking info

We have reserved seating in our Weston Theatre, our main stage, so that you can select your own seat online or by phone. 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.

Book online or contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560. We don’t charge any booking fees but do kindly ask for donations. 

TICKET PRICES


If an accessible performance falls into peak pricing then access users will be able to book tickets at the standard rate (select access ticket types when booking online). A number of our shows have previews or cheaper weekday evening performances, and these are priced at a cheaper rate. 

Baby Show: £10 (combined ticket for 1 child plus 1 adult)
Sensacional: £10 (combined ticket for 1 child plus up to 2 adults)
Plus £5 additional adult places available for either show (bookable by phone only). 

Seesaw & Laika
Under 18s £10 - £12 / Adults £12 – 18 (includes Preview Prices)
Peak pricing on early afternoon weekend performances Under 18s £12 / Adults £18

Othello, Beowulf, Beginners
Under 18s £8 - £12 / Adults £10 - £18 (includes Preview Prices)

Wild Life FM, Five Easy Pieces
Under 18s £8 - £12 / Adults £12 - £18 (No previews)

Boing!
Under 18s £12 - £14 / Adults £12 - £20 (includes Preview Prices)
Peak pricing on early afternoon weekends & shows 20 – 24 Dec Under 18s: £14 / Adults £20

The Velveteen Rabbit
Under 18s £10 - £18 / Adults £16 - £24 (Includes Preview Prices) 
Weekday evenings Under 18s: £10 - £12 / Adults: £16 - £18


WAYS TO SAVE


Adult concession prices
£3 off your tickets for Students, Unwaged and over 60s

Family & Friends Offer
Get 15% off when you book four tickets (excludes Preview Performances, Baby Show and Sensacional). Bookings must include at least one adult and one child ticket. 

Group Offer
If you are looking to organise a group visit with family or friends for 10 or more children, please contact the Box Office to enquire about our group rates. 

Visit our Terms and Conditions page for more details about our conditions of sale or our Privacy Policy page for details about how we manage and store data. 

For schools

To find out more about our Schools' Programme, or to download an FAQ sheet, risk assessment forms and order forms, visit the Primary Schools or Secondary Schools sections of the website. 

Schools Prices
£10 per pupil for independent and state schools (1 teacher free per 10 tickets booked)

Schools Early Bird Discount for State Schools
From £8.50 per ticket if you book for 2 different shows before 31 Jul 2017 for shows in the new season (1 Aug 2017 – 31 July 2018).

Unicorn Schools Club for State Schools
Our new membership scheme that supports a school-wide focus on creative learning. Membership is available to state schools who book 100 or more pupil tickets to two or more shows. Tickets from £7 per pupil. Download FAQ sheet.

For further details or to join our mailing list, please contact schools@unicorntheatre.com or call 020 7645 0544.

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.

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.

During the show


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 show


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.

Jamies London Bridge (10 min walk): Kids eat free at weekends at this popular restaurant, nestled away on a quiet street at the foot of the iconic Shard. 

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.

Things to do nearby


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!

Fashion and Textile Museum  (Under 12's go free): Explore the cutting edge of contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery at this bright, colourful musuem. Check out the events calendar for upcoming family activitites. 

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.

White Cube (free): Pop into one of the most influential spaces for exhibiting contemporary art in the world. Entry to the gallery and exhibitions is free. 

London Science Gallery: A new venue in the neighbourhood, the London Science Gallery is great fun for everyone but especially targeted 15-25 year olds. 

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?

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

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

There is an accessible toilet located on the basement level, the stairs and lift to access them are located next to the Unicornershop. There is also a second accessible toilet on floor 2.

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