Hire The Unicorn

The Unicorn Theatre is a contemporary, unusual and atmospheric space that is ideal for rehearsals, conferences, seminars and large scale meetings. 

Overview

With two theatre spaces, two rehearsal rooms, and an informal meeting space, the Unicorn offers a wide range of possibilities for your event:

  • The Weston Theatre is a raked, horseshoe-shaped auditorium seating 250
  • The Clore Theatre is a studio space seating 70 – 100 people
  • The Dench Studio is our largest rehearsal space, suitable for 30 people to rehearse or workshop
  • The The Foyle Studio is a rehearsal space with a small lighting rig, suitable for 10 people to rehearse or workshop.
  • The John Lyons Room is an informal meeting space suitable for 10 people to meet.
  • Our large and airy foyer is a perfect space to greet your guests, or hold a drinks reception following your event.

We’re proud of the accessibility of our building; lifts serve each floor front and back of house, and from there access is level to all spaces. London Bridge Station is a 5 minute walk away and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, and all platforms are now served by lifts. London Bridge Underground is at the interchange of the Jubilee Line, largely step-free, and the Northern Line.

Rehearse at the Unicorn

With 3 light and airy studio spaces that are fully accessible and in a brilliant location, the Unicorn is a great place to rehearse. 

Our Dench and Foyle studios are ideal for all types of rehearsals and our John Lyon Room is perfect for rehearsed readings. We have a keyboard and sound system available should you need them.  

We’re a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Station (Northern Line and Jubilee Line) and there’s lots of places on our doorstep for refreshments and lunch. You’re welcome to use our Green Room and kitchen facilities, and in warmer weather Potters Field (behind us) looks out onto the river and Tower Bridge, making it a great spot for lunch.

We have special lower rates for rehearsals - just get in touch via the enquiry form below if you're interested. 

Make a Booking Enquiry

The Unicorn Theatre is currently closed to the public in response to the escalation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and in line with recent government advice. As such, we have suspended our booking enqiury form and will not currently be taking new hire enquiries. 

Our Spaces

Each auditorium works to a high level technical specification, and our public spaces and rehearsal rooms are characterised by an airy feel, high ceilings, huge windows and a utilitarian design.
 
Weston Theatre
 
 
When we’re not rehearsing or performing our next production, this 250-seater auditorium is available for hire. It’s ideal for presentations, rehearsed readings, press launches, awards ceremonies and training sessions.
 
Availability will vary depending on our show schedule, but you’ll most often find that it’s available on Mondays. The theatre has a horseshoe-shaped auditorium with stalls and a circle. The stage will quite often have a theatrical set in place.
 
Our spacious foyer area is available for you to receive your guests (not necessarily exclusive use – there may be other events and performances taking place). 

Stage size: 11m x 9.5m 
Flooring: Stage is black painted ply, depending on set
Capacity: 250, raked, fixed bench seating sloping down to a raised stage, with stalls and a circle. 
Access: There is a lift and level access to the stage.
Price: £250 per hour + VAT (minimum 4 hours)
A Technician, Duty Manager and Front of House staff are included with your booking.
 
Clore Theatre
 
 
When we’re not rehearsing or performing our next production, this 80 - 100 seater auditorium is available for hire. It’s ideal for presentations, rehearsed readings and training sessions.
 
Availability will vary depending on our show schedule, but you’ll most often find that it’s available on Mondays. The Clore is a studio-style theatre space, with a flat floor stage and a variable seating configuration. Though the seating is flexible, hires must work with the seating arrangement in place at the time of your hire – we can give you full details of what this will be. The stage will often have a theatrical set in place.
 
Our spacious foyer area is available for you to receive your guests (not necessarily exclusive use – there may be other events and performances taking place).
Room size: 12m x 12m. 5m high (to the bottom of the grid). 
Access: This venue is on the Ground Floor level, with level access to the stage.
Capacity: Depends on the layout in place at the time of your hire. Examples include:
  • An end-on seating arrangement with a performance area of 5m by 12m (including wingspace) will give tiered seating to 110.
  • A four-sided seating configuration would give a central performance area of approximately 5m x 5m and will accommodate seating for 120.
Price: £180 per hour + VAT (minimum 4 hours)
A Technician, Duty Manager and Front of House staff are included with your booking. 
 
Dench Rehearsal Room
 
The Dench is our largest rehearsal space. It’s perfect for rehearsals, rehearsed readings, workshop-style auditions and training sessions.
 
Large windows provide plenty of natural light, and their high position means the room is not overlooked. Blinds can also be drawn.
 
Building opening hours may not be extended for hires of this space – please ask about our availability. You’ll most often find that it’s available in the daytimes, from 10am till 6pm.
 
Room size: 9m x 10m 
Available furniture: Folding black plastic chairs, trestle tables
Available AV: 50’Flat Screen TV with HDMI or VGA connection for presentations, video and web use.  Projector with VGA connection (wall projection, no screen). WiFi. 
Flooring: Wood 
Access: Lift access, level floor. Nearest accessible toilet is one floor up.
Price: £60 per hour + VAT (minimum 3.5 hours)

Weekly including 5 working days, in-room overnight storage and floor mark up: £1800
A Technician and Duty Manager are included with your booking.
 
Foyle Rehearsal Room
 
The Foyle is a rehearsal space with a basic rig, small PA and technical control position. This would allow for small rehearsed readings to be supported by some lighting and sound cues. It’s perfect for rehearsals, castings, training sessions and rehearsed readings.
 
Large curtained windows overlooking Tooley Street provide plenty of natural light if that’s preferred.
 
Hire of the Foyle includes use of our Green Room as a break space (tea and coffee, microwaves, fridge, toaster, informal seating area, WiFi).
 
Building opening hours may not be extended for hires of this space – please ask about our availability. You’ll most often find that it’s available in the daytimes, from 10am till 6pm.
 
Room size: 6m x 9m
Available furniture: Folding black plastic chairs, trestle tables
Available AV: 50’Flat Screen TV with HDMI connection for presentations, video and web use. 1x Projector with VGA connection (wall projection, no screen).  WiFi. 
Flooring: Wood floor
Access: Lift access, level floor. Nearest accessible toilet is one floor down via the lift.
Price: £50 per hour + VAT (minimum 3.5 hours)

Weekly including 5 working days, in-room overnight storage and floor mark up: £1500
A Technician and Duty Manager are included with your booking.
 
The John Lyon's Meeting Room
 
The John Lyon's Room is an informal space with sofas, carpets and pine tables and chairs. Large windows overlooking Fire Station Square offer plenty of natural light (no curtains or blinds). It’s perfect for smaller, less formal meetings, castings and recruitment interviews.
 
Building opening hours may not be extended for hires of this space – please ask about our availability. You’ll most often find that it’s available in the daytimes, from 10am till 6pm.
 
Room size: 11m x 4.3m
Capacity meeting room style: 10 people
Available furniture: Folding black plastic chairs, pine chairs, pine tables, two sofas.
Available AV: 50’Flat Screen TV with HDMI connection for presentations, video and web use. WiFi. 
Flooring: Carpet
Access: Lift access, level floor (slight ramp). Accessible toilet on the same floor.
Price: £30 per hour + VAT (minimum 3.5 hours)
A Duty Manager is included with your booking.
 
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