Unicorn Theatre

Unicorn Theatre

Infobox Theatre
name = Unicorn Theatre

caption =
address = Tooley Street
city = Southwark, London
country = England
designation =
latitude = 51.504496
longitude = -0.081677
architect = Keith Williams
owner = Unicorn Trust
capacity = 340–seat (main)
120–seat (studio theatre)
type = Receiving and producing house
opened = 2005
yearsactive =
rebuilt =
closed =
othernames =
production = guest productions
currentuse =
website = unicorntheatre.com
The Unicorn Theatre is a producer of professional theatre for children in Britain. It is based in a RIBA award winning centre in Tooley Street, in the London Borough of Southwark, opened in 2005. The centre was designed by Keith Williams, built by Arup and comprises two theatre spaces (the Weston and Clore Theatres), an education studio, rehearsal space and café.

The theatre was founded in 1947, by Caryl Jenner, originally as a Mobile Theatre, In 1961, Jenner began presenting children's productions at the Arts Theatre in the West End, and in 1967 the company took over the lease of the theatre which then became Unicorn's permanent performing base until 1999; during this period the normal run of adult performances continued during the evenings.

The Unicorn is made up of two organisations. Caryl Jenner Productions (named after the founder) is known as "Unicorn Theatre for Children" and Caryl Jenner Productions is the organisation which commissions, produces and markets all the Unicorn’s shows.


*"The Oxford Companion to the Theatre", Phyllis Hartnoll (ed), 0xford (1983) ISBN 0192115464

External links

* [http://www.unicorntheatre.com Official site]

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