Current programme

We are the UK's leading theatre for young audiences and we make shows that challenge, motivate and inspire. After a year of closure due to the pandemic, we're excited to announce our new season of live stage shows for pupils up to age 13.

THE BOLDS

14 Nov - 31 Dec 2021 | For School Year 7

Celebrate Christmas with this new show based on the much-loved books written by Julian Clary. The Bolds are just like you and me. They’re clever. They live in Teddington. They love to laugh. One slight difference… They’re hyenas. With live music, songs and adventures, come and meet this funny, furry family as they journey from the wilds of Africa to the London 'burbs in search of a cooler climate, orderly queues and supermarkets. This brand new show is guaranteed to have your pupils laughing like a bunch of hyenas this Christmas. Tickets from £7.50. Find out more.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

6 Mar - 17 Apr 2022 | For School Years 7 - 8

An adventure-filled modern adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s surreal masterpiece. Gulliver’s fantastical imaginings are vividly brought to life using video camera, intricate table-top sets and projection alongside live performance in this playful, funny and highly inventive show. Originally programmed for March 2020, we're delighted to present this show in 2022 following its cancellation due to the pandemic. Tickets from £7.50 Find out more.

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Free Resources

Our free, downloadable resource packs are full of useful information about the show, and interviews with the creative teams. They also contain flexible lesson plans that will deepen your pupils' engagement with the theatre experience before and after your visit.

Gulliver's Travels
Our free teacher resource pack explores how creating imaginary lands can help us see the values and customs of our own worlds afresh.

All of our past resources for teachers are available on our Issuu page.

Your visit

The Unicorn is centrally located, just a short walk from London Bridge station.

Our address is:
 
Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street
Southwark, London
SE1 2HZ

 
Useful information for schools
Risk assessment information for our Clore and Weston theatres
 
Keeping you safe
We have been granted the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark, which certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. We will be updating our COVID-safety measures in line with Government guidance, read our current measures here.

Lunches
Unfortunately our foyer isn’t large enough for us to allow school groups to reserve an area for lunch, but you are welcome to eat packed lunches if there is space on the day. If it’s warm, there are plenty of outdoor spaces nearby at The Scoop or at Potters Fields with great views of the Thames and Tower Bridge.

There are only three things we ask in the auditorium, of both teachers and pupils: No photos, no phones, no food

Tickets

To enquire about a booking, please fill in our online booking form or contact Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com / 020 7645 0544.
Schools Prices
£10 per pupil for state schools / £12 per pupil for fee-paying schools (1 teacher free per 10 tickets booked)

Earlybird Offer (for non-fee-paying schools)
Tickets are £8.50 per pupil if you book for 60+ tickets together before 7 July 2021.

Unicorn Schools Club (for non-fee-paying schools)
Our membership scheme that supports a school-wide focus on creative learning. Membership is available to state schools who book 100 or more pupil tickets to two or more shows. Tickets from £7.50 per pupil. Info Pack & Application Form

Subsidised Tickets (for non-fee paying schools)
Thanks to The McGrath Trust we are able to offer support to state schools who are unable to visit us for financial reasons. We particularly seek out schools with high levels of pupil premium funding or free school meals, and schools looking to introduce their pupils and their families to theatre for the first time. Subsidy is offered on an ad hoc basis for certain shows throughout the year. Apply using our online form.
 
Access School Partnership (for non-fee paying schools)
We are looking for access schools, or special units, who would like to partner with us. We would like to offer you heavily subsidised tickets in order to help make your trips possible, and may be able to add a Relaxed, Audio Described or Captioned performance on a date that suits you (subject to availability). Apply using our form.

Testimonials

‘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 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.’ 

Contact Us

If you'd like to chat with us about our programme, please email Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com.

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