Transforming young lives through theatre.



The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. We create new, inventive and enthralling theatre experiences for children aged up to 13. Every year, we welcome around 65,000 families and schools through our doors, and many thousands more through Unicorn Online.

We believe that young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities have the right to experience exciting, entertaining and inspiring work and we actively seek out children who wouldn’t otherwise attend. Our local funded ticket scheme, supported by the Buffini Chao Foundation, provides families and hyper-local community organisations in our neighbouring boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Lambeth with free and subsidised tickets to our shows.

“We have the extraordinary privilege to provide thousands of children with their first theatre experiences each year – encouraging them to question and explore the world through stories, sparking their imaginations and ideas. The integral support we receive from the Buffini Chao Foundation towards local funded tickets allows us to further our mission to transform young lives through theatre, introducing children and families to arts and culture at an early age and provide them with a vital foundation for their creative journey. We are exceptionally grateful for this support and the Foundation’s shared belief that a child who engages with creativity has greater potential to thrive.” – Rachel Bagshaw, Artistic Director