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Unicorn Theate

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Address: 147 Tooley Street | Southwark, London SE1 2HZ, England
Phone Number: 020 7645 0500
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Magical piece of theatre

I took my children aged 6 & 10 to see the original velveteen rabbit and all were spellbound. Beautifully acted, funny, moving. My daughter still talks about it now. It's a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I took my children aged 6 & 10 to see the original velveteen rabbit and all were spellbound. Beautifully acted, funny, moving. My daughter still talks about it now. It's a great little theatre, close to London bridge and the Thames. Friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took our toddler to see The Velveteen Rabbit one afternnon. It was brilliant, touching and - despite the lack of any costumes to differentiate the stuffed toys from the humans - completely empathetic both for parents and our 30-month old. The theatre is spacious, the seats comfortable, and the cast's impact verging on overwhelming: our little boy was so... More 

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Derby, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the theatre with a friend, to see The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Not an easy work, and developed to provoke thinking in the audience - including pupils from local schools. The production was superb, engaging from the very beginning. The attention of the audience was captured, truly absorbed from the very beginning to the last word. The issues raised... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had a lovely visit to the Unicorn with my daughter and grandson (11 mths old) to see 'Scrunch' a play for 0-2 years. I was sure my grandson would enjoy the experience, but wasn't sure he'd 'watch' a play. However, he was mesmerised. The little theatre room was draped with white curtains all around, and had a lovely atmosphere.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The staff at this theatre were so polite and really helpful. The theatre was clean and well presented and I would definitely return. However we went to watch Nosferatu, the 2 actors put a lot of effort into the performance with all the lighting and props but I just found it very odd and I would not recommend that particular... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My daughter had been to this theatre before, so knew it was suitable for the little ones to scoot right there (under Tower Bridge) from Butlers Wharf, the nearest easy car parking. The play we saw was performed in the little downstairs theatre. Tickets can be booked in advance, but once inside the theatre, people sit wherever they want to... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

A fun day out with our granddaughter. So much better than Peppa pig style shows. A tip, if you're not in a large group. A few minutes in advance, take the elevator up to the theatre and wait for opening. You'll get great seats.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This medieval masterpiece is a wedding, arts and social centre but it is not being used with any imagination - the theatre is interesting but tatty - I hope the productions are better than the facilities.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Going to the theatre can often be a daunting process, not least with a child but the Unicorn with its special emphasis towards children provides a safe, exciting space to inspire kids for the rest of their lives. I visited last week to see Hannah with my 9 year old. What a great show which looked fantastic and was exciting... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I went en famille because one of my four daughters wanted to see a play for her birthday treat. We took a friend of the birthday girl with us and we watched "Mr Holgado". The Theatre is simply charming with a lovely little cafe serving home made delights. The production was excellent and the quality of the acting was exceptionally... More 

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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