We are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to accept applications for work experience and shadowing. We'll update this page when we are able to accept applications again.
We allocate 10 – 15 week-long placements each year. We prioritise people who live or study in the borough of Southwark, and people who study at our partner schools.
We hope to give work experience placements a taste of lots of different departments here at the theatre. While you’re with us you might:
- Spend time working on Stage Door and Box Office
- Observe rehearsals
- Help build and source props and set
- Observe the Deputy Stage Manager calling a show
- Help Marketing and Development with research and updates
- Spend a day ushering Front of House
We want to help more people think about a career in theatre, and experience the process of putting together a show.
The Unicorn offers opportunities to shadow certain roles whenever our schedule allows. You might be interested in learning more about:
- Movement Directing / Choreography
- Lighting Design
- Set Design
- Sound Design
You'll observe rehearsals or technical sessions led by our creatives, and see how they run the space and work with the team. These sessions are usually a single morning or afternoon, but could be as long as two days. You must be over 18, and you can be at any stage in your arts career.