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The Unicorn Theatre can be hired for drama, music and other events. The theatre is perfect for small scale drama productions, small touring shows, performance events and conference events.

The theatre has a very good acoustic for both amplified and non-amplified music. It is wonderful for string quartets, small chamber orchestras, opera, folk performances and even full rock bands.

The Unicorn is a small space with an Elizabethan style thrust stage, with stage balcony, innerstage, arched entrances and, if required, pillars and stage front balustrade.

The Elizabethan façade can be hidden by blacks and box sets built in front of it. There are no tabs and there is very limited backstage space. Three dressing room spaces are provided and other spaces can be made available if required.
Audience areas include two large 'checkers' and a beautiful long gallery. Refreshments can be served in any of these spaces. The long gallery has a sink, storage and a fridge, if required.

If you are not part of UTUG (Unicorn Theatre Users Group) you must arrange to either hire the technician to help you set up and operate lights and sound for your event, or organize a meeting with the technician, who can talk you through how to operate the technical equipment and explain the rules and regulations you must follow when using the venue.

The theatre has a good selection of lighting, sound and Audiovisual equipment. For more information about the technical specification - Email:

The theatre seats 89 people. Every seat has a very good view of the stage and the relationship between performer and audience is what makes this theatre special.

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