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S M L XL 17 Mar - 15 Apr 2017

The Velveteen Rabbit, 2017

A Unicorn production

Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you.

  • By Margery Williams
  • Directed by Purni Morell

★★★★ ‘Utterly gripping...’ The Guardian 
★★★★ ‘The children sat entranced’ Daily Mail 
★★★★ 'A perfect show' WhatsOnStage

There once was a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a Rabbit should be; and for at least two hours the Boy loved him. 

Join us as one of our biggest hits returns for a third time after a Broadway transfer. The Velveteen Rabbit is a heart-warming story about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true...

First published in 1922, this classic American tale loses nothing of its power, magic and charm in this bold and adventure-filled adaptation for the Unicorn stage. 




‘Makes a strong case for the importance and delight of imaginative play.’ New York Times

‘Graceful and inventive...The rapport is palpable, often to the giggling delight of the young audience members.’ Wall Street Journal


Schools tickets from £7.50
Teacher CPD: Fri 27 Jan, 10am - 4pm | FREE
Download the Velveteen Rabbit resource pack
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com


This is a deaf-friendly show. 

If you are attending a relaxed performance, a visual story will be made available ahead of your visit.

Touch tours at the Unicorn introduce visually impaired visitors to the show, its props and set. Contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 to book.

Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn. 

Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 29 March 2017, 11.00
Sunday 2 April 2017, 14.00
Touch tours
Tuesday 21 March 2017, 11.00
Sunday 26 March 2017, 14.00

Afternoon Tea With Rabbit

Settle down centre stage for a special cream tea on the stage followed by rabbit themed crafts and a visit from a surprise guest.

This event is part of Up Club+, tickets are £8.50 per child and £4.50 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults accompanied by a child. Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment. 

April 2017: Wed 5, 4.45pm | Fri 7, 4pm | Thu 13, 5.15pm | Sat 15, 4.15pm

INSIGHT DISCUSSION, Tue 28 Mar & Sat 8 Apr

Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances: 
Tue 28 Mar, 10.30am
Sat 8 Apr, 3pm