We are looking for outstanding and ambitious individuals to join our team at the Unicorn Theatre - the UK's leading theatre for young audiences.

The Unicorn is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds, with different skills and experiences to bring into our organisation.

All candidates who identify as disabled and demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview, in line with the Equalities Act 2010. If you need the job information in an alternative Accessible format, please contact

Front of House Ushers/Unicornershop Assistants (casual, temporary Christmas cover)

We are looking for lively folk to join our team. Are you an enthusiastic, committed and reliable individual who is willing to work early mornings and lots of weekends with a big smile and a friendly face?

Our Ushers are a small team of busy bees who cover all Front of House responsibilities from ripping tickets, helping in workshops and leading backstage tours to watering the plants. Our Unicornershop Assistants are a dedicated team who run our small theatre shop and cafe. Located in the foyer, the Unicornershop is our one-stop destination for hand-picked and ethically sourced food, toys and books, all at pocket money prices. We also offer a range of items and packages online – take a look here. 
Every season at the Unicorn promises to be a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. With up to five shows a day in three separate spaces your ability to keep calm under pressure will be tested! We need you to be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for young people and their enjoyment.

You need to be committed to providing the highest level of customer service to all our visitors both the children and their grown-ups. Previous usher, cafe and shop work is desirable but not essential; however to apply for a Unicornershop Assistant position you must have cash-handling experience and be at least 18-years-old.

How to apply:
 If you would like to apply for either role, and feel you have the skills we are looking for, please send a covering letter and CV to or by post to Deputy Front of House Manager, Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ and we will be in touch soon. 

Work Experience

The Unicorn offers one-week work experience placements to Year 10 and Year 11 students. Around 10 placements are offered each year. During the week, students move around different departments to get an understanding of how the theatre is run. Depending on what’s going on while you're with us, you might:

Observe rehearsals
Spend time with the marketing department
Help set up for workshops and other events
Spend a day with the Front of House Team, ushering performances
Spend time with the fundraising department
Help Stage Management source props for a show

Work experience slots are now booked up until the end of 2018. If you’re interested in joining us for a week in 2019, please email in January 2019. Please include a copy of your CV if you have one, and let us know which weeks are possible for you.