Introduction

As the UK’s leading theatre for audiences, we specialise in making shows that inspire, challenge and invigorate. Whether you work with students in Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 we can support you to ensure that your experience with us has a long-lasting and meaningful impact. 

Season brochure 2018/19


September 2018 - August 2019 

Autumn
The End of Eddy 13 Sep - 6 Oct (Years 11 and above) 
Truth or Dare... 19 - 21 Oct (Years 12 and above)
Grimm Tales 13 Nov – 6 Jan (Years 4 and above)

Spring
Icarus 26 Jan - 10 Mar (Years 4 - 7)

Summer
Dido 11 May - 2 June (Years 7 and above)
Aesop’s Fables 16 June – 4 Aug (Years 3 – 7) 

Plan your visit
Download our schools season planner

Enhance your visit

Most of our shows are supported with a free, in-depth teacher resource pack with scheme of work, CPD training session and in-school workshops, all designed to deepen students understanding of and response to live theatre. You can also book backstage tours and post-show Q&As.

Ticket Information

Basic ticket price: £10, with one teacher free per 10 children
School Club Members price: from £7 (find out more | application form)

Contact Us / More Information

Book using our simple online booking form.
Contact us at schools@unicorntheatre.com or 020 7645 0544

Teacher CPD

CPD sessions are free provide ideas and inspiration for teachers from a range of subjects, as well as specialist Drama teachers taking students through GCSE and A-Level Drama/Theatre Studies, who are seeking practical as well as theoretical activities to stretch students.

‘An extremely useful and thought-provoking session. Everything was very engaging, clear and easy to adapt for various year groups and abilities.' Drama teacher, 2015

2018-19 CPD dates: 

The End of Eddy Thu 13 Sep 4.30pm to 7pm
Grimm Tales Wed 10 Oct 4.30pm to 7pm (part of the Year 7 project)
Icarus Fri 30 Nov 4.30pm to 7pm
To book a place, email schools@unicorntheatre.com

Resource Packs

 

Our free, in-depth resource packs include interviews with the creative teams, a context for the play and flexible schemes of work that can be used in Drama lessons or adapted for other subjects.

'The resources help keep the production live in my mind and in the minds of the students, but also offer a form pathways for us to evaluate and understand the show.' Drama teacher, 2015

Current resource packs:
The End of Eddy (Years 12 and above)
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (Year 7)
Icarus (Year 7) 

The resource packs for  Aesop's Fables will be available online soon. 

Past resource packs: 
Beowulf (with Year 7 Scheme of Work)
Othello
Beginners

View all our archived resource packs (on Issu).

Workshops

Led by our experienced practitioners, in-school drama workshops give students a practical and experiential introduction to the ideas, themes or characters in the show. 

In-school workshops available for:
The End of Eddy (24 Sep - 5 Oct 2018)
Philip Pullman's Grimm’s Tales (1 - 12 Oct 2018)
Icarus (28 Jan - 15 Feb 2019)
 
£120 state schools | £220 independent schools
Max 30 students | hall space needed | 1.5 hours long

‘Informal, personal nature of the workshop was excellent.’ Drama Teacher, 2015

‘The workshop was brilliant and the practitioner really engaged with our students! They can't wait to see the play next week.’ Drama Teacher, 2015

Teachers' Events

INTRODUCTION TO THE SEASON: Tue 20 Nov, 5.15pm (free)

Join us for wine, cheese and a short talk about all our new productions and Schools’ Programme, before watching the show at 7pm. Free, booking required. Includes tickets to Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales press performance at 7pm.

FREE PRESS NIGHT TICKETS FOR TEACHERS:

Come and watch one of our evening shows with colleagues or friends and stay for the press night party afterwards:

The End of Eddy – Tue 18 Sep, 7pm
Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales
- Tue 20 Nov, 7pm

Icarus – Tue 5 Feb, 7pm
Dido – Tue 14 May, 7pm
Aesop’s Fables – Thu 27 June, 7pm (8 – 12 yrs) 

Two free tickets per school, subject to availability. To book, email schools@unicorntheatre.com with the name and postcode of your school.

Partnerships

COLLABORATE

Applications to be our Collaborate School for 2018/19 have now closed. Thank you for a record number of applications this year! Information on the Collaborate partnership can be found here. 

THE YEAR 7 PROJECT 

By buying tickets to Grimm Tales for all of your Year 7 students, your show tickets will be at a cheaper rate and you'll gain access to a teacher CPD session and a six-week scheme of learning from the Unicorn Learning Team. 

The project will use drama to develop students’ confidence, communication, self-esteem and emotional literacy, build positive relationships between peers through group work and collaboration, and encourage imaginative engagement and students’ own creative responses. SOW can be adapted for use in Drama, English or PSHE.

£7.50 per student for state schools / £10 per student for independent schools (with one teacher free per 10 tickets booked). To book, email schools@unicorntheatre.comMore information

Your Visit

Box Office: 020 7645 0560

To book tickets, call our Box Office team on the number above, or fill out an online booking form. Your school will then be sent an invoice. You can amend your booking up to 8 weeks before the performance.

Basic Ticket Price £10, with one teacher free per 10 children
Schools Club Member prices from £7 (find out more | application form)

Teacher CPD session & resource pack
 FREE
In-school workshop £120 per class (£220 for independent schools)
Backstage tour from £2 per pupil

About your visit

Our theatre was built with young people in mind, and it is important to us that we offer a space in which they feel welcome and important. We actively encourage our audiences to laugh, respond, clap and cheer during our shows – so please don’t feel that your pupils have to watch the show in silence.

There are only three things we ask in the auditorium (of adults and children): Please, no photos, no phones and no food.

Access

Visit our Access Page for specific performances for children with additional needs. If you have any questions or specific requirements we are always happy to discuss them with you.

If your school would like to book a captioned performance of Grimm Tales or an audio-described performance of Grimm Tales or Icarus, then please get in touch.
We can also organise pre-show touch tour for pupils with visual impairments.

Our building is wheelchair accessible throughout and we have hearing loops available. Please let us know if you require wheelchair spaces when booking tickets. 

Useful links

Testimonials

Watch the video below and read our schools' case studies to find out what teachers think. 



'You should see how much progress their practical work has made - i have a student whose work has gone from grade E to B based on the inspiration of this show!'

‘The CPD was incredibly useful. Just having the space to think about the themes and best ways of presenting them is a luxury. All the fantastic activities presented make it so easy to build into the term and to get the most of the experience.’

‘Love, love, love your venue, your cpd and your resources. I'll be fighting to protect these trips in the face of budget cuts.’ 

‘One of the best quality courses I have ever been on. I do not come from a theatrical background but I found the activities amazing – accessing parts of my brain that aren’t normally used. It has really helped to improve my confidence in general.’ 

‘The impact of the CPD training has been amazing. as a teacher, it has enabled me to develop my skills teaching drama in a way which is inclusive, enjoyable and above all, a way of maximising learning.’