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.

Technician (lighting bias)
We are looking for a proactive, flexible technician with knowledge and practical experience of making shows to help us make incredible productions on our stages. You’ll have the ability to work across all technical disciplines, but particularly lighting. You will work with brilliant creatives and dedicated colleagues, servicing the technical requirements of all work presented by the Unicorn Theatre.
You will operate, program and rig equipment across all our theatres and performance spaces, mainly looking after lights and their control to a consistently high standard.  Putting the production first, you’ll look after our kit, team members, actors, stages, building and audiences, sometimes outside the building. You will also work with our dynamic and evolving programme of REACH Community projects and educational workshops, as well as commercial hires of the space

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to
Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 10 February 2020
Interviews: Monday 17 February 2020
Salary: £23,000 + overtime

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Stage Door Keeper
We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and reliable individual to join our small and hardworking Stage Door Team. The Stage Door Team, a mixture of part-time and casual staff, provide a warm welcome to artists, creatives, visitors and Unicorn staff. They work individually in a relay shift pattern.
The Stage Door Keeper is the first point of contact for enquiries via phone, email and in person. They are also a hub for the building; a first port-of-call for information and advice.
The Stage Door Keeper is a safety-critical role, responsible for monitoring fire and security systems. The person on duty plays a key role during fire alarms and subsequent evacuations. They are responsible for opening and closing the building. They ensure key administrative and buildings processes run smoothly and are kept up-to-date.
At the moment, we are looking particularly for someone who can work in the evenings, including weekends. These shifts would typically be a 2.30pm or 3.30pm start, and a finish time between 7.30pm and 11.30pm.
To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to
Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday 14 January 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Salary: £9 per hour

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Work Experience Opportunities
Work experience applications for 2020 are now open.
Please send us with your CV, and / or an email outlining why you’d like to come to us. Please let us know which school you go to, and the dates you’d like to be with us (we offer week-long placements here). The first two weeks in July are always very popular – if you are available for any other weeks in 2020, please let us know when they would be.
We allocate about 10 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
Send your email to We’ll process all applications at the end of January, and aim to let people know if they have a place with us by Monday 10 February 2020.
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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