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schools programme 2016/17

‘I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT THE UNICORN DOES FOR OUR SCHOOL – IT IS ENGAGING, MOTIVATING AND INSPIRING IN EQUAL MEASURE!’ Headteacher

As the UK's leading theatre for young audiences we’re excited to announce all our new shows for 2016/17, for children in Nursery right through to A-Level students. Book for two or more shows together for our Multi-buy discount (£8.50 tickets instead of £10).

We’re only a 5 minute walk from London Bridge station, our theatre was built with young people in mind and we offer performances during the school day and the evenings. 

For more information about our resource packs, teacher CPD and workshops visit the primary and secondary pages of the website. If you have any questions contact us on schools@unicorntheatre.com.

View the Primary Schools’ brochure
View the Secondary Schools’ brochure

NEW SHOWS

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

13 SEP - 20 NOV | FOR NURSERY - YEAR 1
The classic tale of a baby barn owl who overcomes his fear of the dark to realise the beauty of the night. Free teacher resources & CPD.

Jason and the Argonauts

24 SEP - 20 OCT | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 3 - 6
A thrilling retelling of the classic Greek myth. Resources will open up the world of the Greek myths, exploring the role of the Gods on Mount Olympus and how they shape the lives of humans. Free teacher resources & CPD. In-school workshops available.

My Mother Medea

17 OCT - 25 NOV | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 9 - 13
Medea’s teenage children tell their side of the story; a brand new angle on an age old myth. Free teacher resources & CPD. In-school workshops available.

Baddies: the Musical

15 NOV - 20 DEC | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 3 - 8
See your favourite fairytale villains from a new perspective. The 5* hit musical is back! Free teacher resources & CPDIn-school workshops available.

Boing!

13 NOV - 16 DEC | FOR NURSERY - YEAR 2
A dance show about the delirious excitement of waiting for Father Christmas to arrive on the most magical night of the year.

Until You Hear That Bell

10 - 14 JAN | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 7+
A story about amateur boxing, family and about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it. Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds.

The Iron Man

24 JAN - 3 MAR 2017 | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 4 - 7
Ted Hughes’ atmospheric tale is vividly bought to life on stage with paper-cut silhouettes, puppetry and stop-motion animation. Free teacher resources & CPDIn-school workshops available.

Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore

14 - 31 MAR 2017 | FOR NURSERY - YEAR 2
Spend a day at the seaside with three characters who have a lot to say, but only three words with which to say it. ‘Offers a child’s eye view of the world and all its mysteries’ (Guardian).

The Hunting Lodge

31 JAN - 5 MAR 2017 | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 7+
A love story gone wrong for teenagers everywhere. From the writer of Henry the Fifth and directed by Unicorn Artistic Director, Purni Morell. Free teacher resources & CPD. In-school workshops available.

The Velveteen Rabbit

17 - 30 MAR 2017 | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 1 - 4
The heart-warming story about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. Free teacher resources & CPD.

Double Double Act

20 JUN - 7 JUL 2017 | FOR SCHOOL YEARS 3 - 6
A playful new show exploring how adults look to children and how children look to adults. Free teacher resources & CPD.


PROJECTS AND COURSES

THE YEAR 7 PROJECT - AUTUMN TERM
A transition project specifically aimed at Year 7 students around Baddies: the Musical that will develop students’ confidence, communication, emotional literacy and build positive relationships between peers through group work and collaboration. More information.

WHAT CAN THEATRE BRING TO YOUR CLASSROOM? - SPRING TERM 
A practical, drama-based course for teachers wanting to increase confidence in using drama in the classroom and to support literacy. Based around The Velveteen Rabbit in the spring term (x 4 twilight sessions). More information.


FREE TEACHER EVENT

TUE 4 OCT, 5PM
Join us for wine, cheese and a short talk about all our new shows for primary schools, (includes tickets to Jason and the Argonauts press night at 7pm). Free, booking required.

We also offer free teacher tickets to our other press nights – more information here. To book tickets email schools@unicorntheatre.com.


HOW TO BOOK TICKETS

STANDARD TICKETS £10 P/PUPIL, WITH ONE TEACHER FREE PER 10 BOOKED  
Call the Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 or complete an online booking request form (primary or secondary). We're happy to provisionally reserve your tickets for one week. Download our useful information for schools document. (Baddies: the Musical tickets are £11 p/pupil).

MULTI-BUY OFFER
Book for two or more shows before 31 Jul 2016 together and get 15% off (from £8.50 p/ticket).   

SUBSIDISED TICKETS
We are able to offer free or part-subsidised tickets to schools who are unable to book a trip due to financial barriers. Contact us to find out more.   

Find us

The nearest tube is London Bridge – between a 5–10 minute walk away. Coach parking is available on Tooley Street. More information here.

GET IN TOUCH

Have questions? Call or email Schools Relationship Manager, Ella Macfadyen, on 020 7645 0644 / schools@unicorntheatre.com.   

USEFUL DOWNLOADS
Useful info for schools
Icecream order form and risk assessment

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PAGES.

Testimonials

Read our teacher case studies document here.

‘I struggle to see why I would take students anywhere other than the Unicorn as the productions are always so inventive and fit so well with examination requirements, without being limited by them. You make aspects
 of my job a great deal easier - thank you!’ Drama teacher, 2015
 

‘We fully embraced the classroom activities and the benefits have been clear.There has been a huge impact on the boys writing and their progress in all areas of literacy, as well as confidence and self-esteem.’  Literacy Coordinator, 2014

‘These resources help keep the production live in my mind and in the minds of the students, but also offer a firm pathway for us to evaluate and understand the show.’ Drama teacher on The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 2015

‘My pupils have been struck by wonder and awe as they have watched the magic at the Unicorn unfold before them. They talk about what they have seen for days after attending and it gives them an opportunity to watch theatre that, for many of them, they might not have otherwise.’ Literacy Coordinator, 2016

‘One of the best quality courses I have ever been on. I don’t come from a theatrical background but I found the activities amazing – accessing parts of my brain that aren’t normally used. It’s really helped to improve my confidence; I can’t wait to see the profound effect I know it will have on the children.’  Teacher, 2016


 

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