The Unicorn is a fast-paced, innovative and extraordinary theatre with big ambitions and big ideas. We programme exceptional theatre for young audiences and work with the most exciting talent in the UK and beyond. We share great theatre with around 90,000 children and young people every year, and we work hard to reach the widest possible range of audiences.
Every role matters, every contribution is valued and needed. We're a great team and you will get to make a difference. 

We are looking for an efficient and creative Front of House Manager to oversee the theatre’s audience welcome and experience, and manage and nurture a strong usher team. The successful candidate will be a natural problem-solver with a proven understanding of customer relations, budgetary management and team leadership.

You will be creative and resourceful in event planning and foyer design, within the parameters set by the Producer. The Unicorn will be committed to your development in the role, providing internal and external training and mentoring to support your work here. 

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £25,000
Closing date for applications: 10am, Mon 30 March
We’re looking for a diligent and detailed Finance Assistant to join the team. This part-time position provides the day-to-day administration of the Finance Department and supports the Finance Manager. We are looking for someone with a forensic attention to detail, who can support the Finance Manager with accurate, timely and efficient paperwork. They will administrate the purchase ledgers, and process weekly payroll. The role is offered as a Casual Workers’ contract with a guaranteed 16 hours a week, which can be worked flexibly around other commitments.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to

Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday 17 March 2020
Interviews: Monday 23 March 2020
Salary: £11.10 per hour 

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Work Experience Opportunities

Work experience placements have now been allocated for the whole of 2020. Applications for people to come to us in 2021 will open in January 2021.

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
Shadowing Opportunities

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:

  • Directing
  • 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.

Please email us on and tell us a bit about yourself. Your email will be kept securely until the right match for what you want arises  – please bear in mind this might take a month or two.

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