Opening hours

Our foyer and Box Office are open Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 6pm and on Sundays when there is a show. 

Christmas opening hours 
Over the festive period our box office hours will change slightly as below: 

Mon 24 Dec       9.30am - 4pm
Tue 25 Dec       Closed
Wed 26 Dec      Closed
Sun 30 Dec       9.45am - 2.30pm
Mon 31 Dec      11am - 4pm
Tues 1 Jan        Closed
Sun 6 Jan         9.30am - 2.15pm
Sun 13 Jan       Closed
Sun 20 Jan       Closed

Sunday opening hours
We open the box office and foyer at least one hour before the first performance, and at least 30 minutes after the last performance of the day. When there are no shows we open 11am - 4pm. 

Extended opening hours
On days with a 9.45am performance of Baby Show, we open the foyer and Unicornershop at 9.15am. When there are evening shows, the Box Office is open up until 30 minutes after the last show commences. 

Unicornershop food & drink opening times
Our Unicornershop, which sells healthy light snacks and drinks, is open one hour before a show and at least 30 minutes after the show ends. On Sundays, when there is no show, we open the Unicornershop 11am - 4pm 

Make a Day of it


Whether you are here to see a show, or just want a place to work, relax, rest or play, our foyer is open for use. 

For families
We have a small living room area on the first floor that you are welcome to use anytime. 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.

For parents and babies
We have baby changing facilities in our toilets at basement level and and changing stations on 2 and 4, and have high chairs available at all times. When our Unicornershop is open, or if you are making a trip to see Baby Show, you can also make use of our bottle warming facilities.
Free WiFi
We have free WiFi and you are welcome to bring your own food and drink (but please, no alcohol or glass), particularly when the Unicornershop is closed. 
Take a virtual tour of our foyer and main theatre space, the Weston Theatre:


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 theatre.


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.


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.


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. 


Baby Show 
Combined ticket for 1 child plus 1 adult: £10 / £12 
Peak pricing for 11.15am / 11.45am performances Combined ticket: £12 
Additional adult places: £5 

Under 18s: £12 - £14 / Adults: £12 - £20 (includes preview prices)
Peak pricing on  weekend performances from 1 Dec and Mon 24 Dec Under 18s: £14 / Adults: £20

Grimm Tales 
Under 18s: £12 - £20 / Adults: £16 - £26 (includes preview prices)
Peak pricing between 20 - 24 December Under 18s: £14 - £20 / Adults: £20 - £26

Christmas Feast 
Under 18s: £12 / Adults: £12

Icarus / The Polar Bears… / Aesop's Fables 
Under 18s: £8 - £12 / Adults: £12 - £18 
Peak pricing on Saturday early afternoons Under 18s: £10 - £14 / Adults: £14 - £20

It's Hot, It's Not / The Show… 
Under 18s: £10 / Adults: £10 - £16 (includes preview prices)  

Under 18s: £8 - £18 / Adults: £10 - £24
Peak pricing on weekend performances Under 18s: £10 - £18 / Adults: £14 - £24

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). 


Preview performances & weekday evening performances
A number of our shows have previews or weekday evening performances that are priced at a cheaper rate. The prices are displayed on our show webpages.

Adult concession prices
£3 off your tickets for Students, Unwaged and over 60s (excludes Preview Performance Prices)

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. 

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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)

Earlybird Offer for state schools

Tickets are £8.50 per student if you book for two or more shows before 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 or call 020 7645 0544.


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).


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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