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. 

Work Experience Opportunities

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
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.

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