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Address: 147 Tooley Street | Southwark, London SE1 2HZ, England
Phone Number: 020 7645 0500
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Brilliant couple of hours, and free to boot!

Wet Saturday morning in London with children? Get down here. Everything's free, our six-year-old left asking to come back the moment we're next in London having had a cracking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Andrew C
Guildford, United Kingdom

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Wet Saturday morning in London with children? Get down here. Everything's free, our six-year-old left asking to come back the moment we're next in London having had a cracking time with other children improvising everything theatre, with hugely enthusiastic staff. As a parent, if your children are happy, so are you. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Andrew C
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A friend and I took our 4 children (aged between 8 &12) to the Unicorn theatre Summer Cineclub, and I cannot recommend it enough. We booked online only a couple of days before and it was only £11 for myself and my 2 children which I thought was fantastic value for money, this also included a bag of popcorn each!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I went to see Love's Labour's Lost at the Unicorn last week. I loved the design of the theatre and the production was fun, different an interesting. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the whole ambiance of staff, audience and actors made for a very good evening.

Thank Lizzyg16
Northampton, United Kingdom
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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

Thank Jane P
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Philip B
Derby, England
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102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

Thank franc_o_fyle
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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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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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Sarah T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank demlad

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