Support Us

'I believe the Unicorn is one of the
most important theatres in the country.'
Dame Judi Dench - Unicorn Ambassador

There are lots of different ways to
support us, from joining as a Unicorn
Member to sponsoring a production.

Become a Member

Our supporters believe that high quality theatre for young audiences should be championed and remain accessible to all children and young people, regardless of circumstance or background. Join us - become an Adventurer, Explorer or even a Pioneer.

Donate Now

As a charity, we raise £650,000 each year so that we can continue to produce high-quality and exciting theatre for and with young people that is accessible to all, regardless of circumstance or background. 

We offer 10% of our tickets free or heavily subsidised to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our shows and we need your support so we can continue to do this.

Becoming a member is a fantastic way to support these activities, whilst enjoying a range of benefits that’ll propel you into life behind the scenes of the Unicorn. 
Find out more about becoming a member here or donate online below.

Trust and Foundation Partnerships

The Unicorn has longstanding relationships with a broad range of trusts, foundations and charitable organisations. This support and investment not only helps us to produce high quality work on our stages but also enables us to run a programme of projects alongside it, with schools and community groups and for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend the theatre.

We would like to thank all of our partners for their generous support.

Corporate Support

Supporting the Unicorn through your business not only gives you access to some fantastic benefits, but enables us to introduce young people of all ages and backgrounds, to inspiring theatre experiences both on and off stage.

Read more about our partnerships below or contact Alex Jones, Development Manager, to discover bespoke opportunities for collaboration between your business and ours:

Direct Line: 020 7645 0523 | Email:

Unicorn Corporate Partnership

Our corporate partnerships offer exciting ways for businesses to engage with the Unicorn throughout the year. Benefits are tailored to suit individual company needs and provide unique opportunities to entertain employees or clients and their families, develop new business and fulfil CSR objectives.

Unicorn Community Partnership

Our community partnership offers local businesses the opportunity to make an affordable financial contribution to the Unicorn Theatre, providing measurable positive impact in Southwark.

Payroll Giving

Donate to the Unicorn through Payroll Giving, a flexible scheme that allows any UK taxpayer to give regularly on a tax free basis. Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax, so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p. When Payroll Giving is included as part of a company’s CSR initiative, such as Charity of the Year, Payroll Giving can provide a long-term legacy of giving. To boost the effect of their scheme, many employers choose to match their employees’ gifts. It is easy to set up Payroll Giving for your company, see HMRC’s website for further details.
If you are an employee, please speak to your employer if you would like to give via this tax-efficient scheme.

Current Supporters

Public funders

  • Arts Council England

Corporate supporters

  • HSBC
  • UBM
  • PWC
  • Norton Rose
  • Financial Times
  • Divine Chocolate
  • Cass Art

Individual Supporters


David Crook; David Croom-Johnson; The de Deney Family; Sam and Ben Exell; Esther Gerratt; Tim and June Gooch; Richard and Jenny Hardie; Deborah Higgins; Denise Holle; Joyce Hytner; David Isaacs; Joanna Kennedy; Rebecca King Lassman; Jude Law; The Mackintosh Foundation; Carolyn Maddox; Janet Martin; Lachlanina McGilchrist; Harvey and Allison McGrath; Mr Philip Pullman CBE FRSL; Sudeep and Leslie Sarma; Bryan Savery; Jon and NoraLee Sedmak; Sky Simpson; Emma Thompson.
And all those who wish to remain anonymous.


For our Members, the Unicorn offers a host of exclusive events and experiences that will propel you into life behind the scenes at the Unicorn.

Watch this space for upcoming events.