U Fest

Sat 27 August - Sunday 4 September

For ages 8 + Unicorn Theatre in association with Tamasha  

Connect, Discover and Create at the Unicorn 
this summer with our brand-new arts festival
for young people and their families.

This summer, Tamasha and the Unicorn brings some of the most exciting companies and artists to the stage to share their work and give you a chance to get involved.  At just an hour long each, these bite-sized events will entertain, engage and inspire anyone aged 8 - 108!

All tickets for U Fest are available from The Unicorn Theatre directly and are just £5 per event, with group booking and multi-buy offers available.  

Visit the Unicorn Theatre website for all the details on the line up and how to book by clicking here or on the links below. Click on Times and Prices to see the full schedule.

The line-up includes:

So and So Circus: The Hot Dots (remix)Book Now »
So and So Circus present an awe-inspiring section of their show The Hot Dots, with a chance afterwards to find out more about this energetic art. Suitable for ages 8+

English Pocket Opera Company: Opera Blocks | 
Book Now »
Opera Blocks is an interactive performance that uses excerpts from over 20 operas to unpack the ‘building blocks’ of an art form that many believe isn’t for them! Suitable for all ages.

Felix Cross: NITROvox Book Now »
NITRO is proud to present NITROVOX, a hugely talented group of singers from the worlds of opera, musicals, soul and gospel. As their contribution to U-Fest, NITROvox will be taking some well known songs and adapting them to their own special style of singing. And just in case you thought you’d get away with just sitting there watching all this happen, you’ll be getting involved yourself…! Suitable for ages 8+

Kompany Malakhi: Freestyle Forum | Book Now »
Freestyle Forum fuses rap, physical and forum theatre to create witty, tongue-tying tales of modern life told to a distinctive backdrop of rhymes and rhythm. Witness gripping tales of reality revealed with the lyrical flair of the UK’s finest Freestyle Rappers. Suitable for ages 10+

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Leon Hazelwood: Hellzapoppin! | Book Now »
Jeanefer and Leon take us on an incredible journey back to the swing-time of 40s & 50s New York – when Lindy Hop was at its height and everyone was Hellzapoppin! We’ll learn the history of famous jitterbug moves. Suitable for ages 8+

Frantic Assembly: Behind the Scenes | Book Now »
Led by two Frantic associates, this interactive demo provides an insight into the processes this renowned company use to create groundbreaking physical theatre through devising and physical exercises. Includes Q&A. Suitable for ages 14+

Sass Hoory, The Drummer Factory: Tap your Feet | 
Book Now »
Watch and learn rhythms from around the world by clapping your hands, clicking your fingers and stomping your feet at this entertaining and noisy event! Suitable for ages 8+

Arun Ghosh: East meets West Book Now »
Arun Ghosh, British-Asian clarinettist, composer and all-round musical extraordinaire comes to the Unicorn for a whistle-stop tour of all things East and West. Suitable for ages 8+

RC-Annie: Stage-Fighting!Book Now »
Following the success of the stage-fighting demos for our recent production, The Three Musketeers, RC-Annie return to show off more of their swashbuckling skills, demonstrating techniques used to train actors and inviting volunteers from the audience to have a go at the basics. Suitable for ages 8+