Unicorn Theatre London Ltd

Transforming young lives through theatre

The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. We believe that all children deserve to have access to the arts, regardless of their circumstances. This project will focus on giving inspiring creative experiences to young people who face significant barriers and hardship.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (225751)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)


United Kingdom


The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply impacted children’s wellbeing, development and resilience. While the true impact is only just coming to light, it is clear that young people who were already facing significant challenges around access, positive health and wellbeing and socio-economic and cultural barriers have been disproportionately affected. Our Community Partnership Programme addresses the urgent need to provide beneficial cultural opportunities for disadvantaged young people.


We are experts in providing high-quality theatrical experiences for children. We will partner with experts in caring for disadvantaged children such as Body & Soul - who support children experiencing trauma and adversity, children’s mental health organisations, young carers hubs and refugee support groups. Partners will work with our professional artists to improve the children’s confidence and wellbeing through projects that research, develop and co-create new Unicorn theatre productions.

  • 'The importance of this theatre for children and young people…is as vital now as it has ever been. The pandemic has affected children more than others in many ways and the Unicorn has a key role to play in rebuilding, healing and enriching their future - and ours.'

    — Dr Vanessa Ogden, Headteacher, Mulberry School for Girls and Chair of the Unicorn Board of Trustees