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The Unicorn Theatre London Bridge

Unicorn Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared

Toilets:

Disabled toilets situated on Foyer level, Stalls level and Circle level

Wheelchairs:

Stalls x2

Access from Street to Foyer:

Steps & Ramp

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

22 steps to Lower Ground, 57 to Weston Level (Clore Studio)

Level Access:

Yes

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift to all floors

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7645 0560

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Bar:

The Unicornershop is located in the foyer and is open an hour before the performance (and 30 mins before a 9.30am show). It sells a range of delicious locally made cakes and savouries, healthy snacks, Fairtrade tea and coffee and a selection of soft or alcoholic drinks.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

History

The Unicorn Theatre is far from a typical theatre in terms of initial appearance and programming but, as such, it offers something fresh to the London theatre scene. The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, producing an eclectic and surprising programme of work year-round for children aged 6 months to 18 years.

Based in a purpose-built home at London Bridge, the Unicorn aims to connect artists and audiences through a broad range of work that is honest, refreshing and international in outlook, across a range of disciplines.

The Tooley Street building was designed by Keith Williams and opened in 2005. It houses two theatres as well as an education studio and a rehearsal space.  Before moving into this new building, the theatre, which was founded in 1947, was based in the Arts Theatre. During its time here, it continued its programme of shows aimed at children in the afternoons with the Arts Theatre’s West End productions continuing in the evening.

The theatre presents and tours around twenty shows each year, at home and abroad, to around 80,000 children and their parents and carers, and they work extensively with schools and the community to invite children from all cultures into a conversation about art and the world we live in.

The main space has a capacity of 290 seats, whilst the more intimate studio theatre is capped at just 100 seats.

 

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.