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.

All of our activity can help you to achieve Arts Award and Artsmark with theatre visits, workshops and teacher resources to help you to embed the arts in your school and across the curriculum. 

Summer Term 2018/19

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

Our new season for 2019/20 goes on sale on 20 May.
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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

All our CPDs have now taken place for our 2018/19 season. Look out for more sessions in our 2019-20 season which goes on sale on 20 May 2019.

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:
Dido (Years 7 - 13)
Aesop's Fables (Year 7)

Booking Info

Ticket Prices £10 (one teacher free per 10 pupil tickets)
Teacher CPD session & resource pack FREE
Backstage tour from £2 per pupil

Unicorn Schools' Club (for non-fee-paying schools)
Tickets from £7 (find out more | application form)
Our Unciorn Schools' Club membership scheme supports you to make more visits by offering cheaper ticket rates when you book at least two different shows and 100 or more tickets. Membership helps you to promote creative learning within your school and comes with added benefits such as extra free tickets for parents to attend on schools trips with you, free coffees for teaches, raffle prizes for school fundraising events and priority places for teachers at CPD sessions throughout the year. 

Contact us / More info
Online booking form
Ice cream and refreshments pre-order form
Risk assessment information for our Clore and Weston theatres

Teachers' Events

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

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

Collaborate is an intensive year-long programme with one primary school that fives teachers and students unparalleled access to theatre and opportunities to work with professional theatre makers.

Recruitment for 2019/20 opens on 20 May 2019 and closes on 10 June 2019. Interested schools will need to fill in an application form and to outline why they would like to take part. Full details of the programme and how to apply are available on the primary schools webpage.

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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.
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.

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

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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.’ 

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