Holiday Workshops at The Unicorn Theatre

Location: Unicorn Theatre

July 23, 2018 - August 25, 2018



The Unicorn’s creative workshops are back for the school holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, each workshop leads to a performance on the Unicorn stage for friends and family. Choose from dance, circus, drama, puppetry and more, learn new skills and make new friends.

Workshops range from a day or two days, through to our five day Play In A Week workshops in the Summer Holidays.


Mon 23 – Fri 27 Jul | Ages 7 – 12
Puppetry Week
Explore the world of puppet theatre in our five day workshop; learning performance skills, puppet creation and manipulation and physical theatre. Led by professional puppet company PuppetSoup, you’ll work together to create a performance for friends and family at the end of the week. You will learn professional warm-up and rehearsal techniques, take on multiple roles, learn lines, develop your characters and create a full production for our Weston stage.

Mon 30 July – Fri 3 Aug | Ages 11 – 15
Drama Week
Join the company and devise a show from scratch that uses the theme of storytelling. We’ll be looking at classic stories from Grimm Tales and Aesop’s Fables to create our own weird and wonderful plot. With support and guidance from the director and production team you will develop your devising skills, learn how to shape your ideas into a show, and further enhance your vocal, physical and performance styles and skills.

Venue: Unicorn Theatre
Times: 10am – 5pm Mon – Thu, 11.30am – 6.30pm Fri (sharing at 6pm)
Price: £425 per child

You can choose to pay for Play in a Week in instalments. We ask that you put down an initial 20% (£85) non-refundable deposit to secure your booking, then set your own payment schedule that ensures full payment is received 4 weeks ahead of the workshop start date (as otherwise places will be automatically released). To pay in instalments, please contact the Box Office on 020 7645 0560.

What is included in my workshop ticket?
• A five day themed workshop lead by professional artists

• An invitation for friends & family to attend the sharing

• A certificate to take home and a break time treat
• Digital access to a selection of professional photographs from the workshop and final performance
• Technical support from Unicorn Theatre staff

• Experienced DBS certified staff who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience




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14 or 15 Aug | Ages 7 – 11
Weird & Wonderful Grimm
A fun and challenging workshop that explores the world of costume, scenery and design.

16 – 17 Aug | Ages 6 – 11
Irish Dancing & Ceilidh Fun!
The Unicorn has teamed up with an Irish Dancing World Championship judge to bring you a high-energy Irish Dancing and Ceilidh workshop. No dance experience required!

18 Aug | Ages 3+ or the whole family!
Family Ceilidh Craic
Two and a half hours of high-energy Ceilidh craic with a professional Irish Dancing World Champion guiding you through the steps. No dance experience required!

21 – 22 Aug | Ages 10 – 14
A Grimm Design
A two-day workshop allowing you to create your own design using Grimm Tales as inspiration.  

23 & 25 Aug | Ages 7 – 11
West African Drumming & Dance
An introduction to the energetic style of West African drumming and dance with 100% participation.

25 Aug | Ages 7 – 11
Moving & Grooving: Dance Medley
A jam packed day exploring the world of contemporary dance, disco moves, street style and Bollywood boogie with Sardine Dance Collective.

Unicorn Theatre
Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat
Price: £55 per child / 2 day workshops £100 per child / split day workshops £15 per child

What is included in my workshop ticket?

• A themed workshop lead by professional theatre-makers
•  A break time treat and certificate to take home
• An invitation for friends & family to attend the sharing
• Experienced DBS certified staff who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience

All tickets and availability