The Unicorn Theatre grew out of a drama camp held at the Shore Club in Hubbards on July 22 and 23, 1995. The directors of that camp (The Lion King) were so impressed with the talent shown by the campers that they decided to found a year-round children's theatre.
The theatre's first production, Annie, was performed at Shatford Memorial School, Hubbards in March, 1996. In the summer of 1996, the theatre moved into Hubbards Square where it remained until September, 2001 when the Board of Directors decided to make the move to the Bay Community Centre, Station Road, Head of St. Margaret's Bay.
Who We Are
A registered non-profit society, the theatre is totally run by volunteers under the guidance of a Board of Directors. You can contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to our Board of Directors, the theatre relies heavily on its Artistic Director and Founder, Iris Elliott, with the assistance of our current Director/Musical Director, Grace Dean.
For our major musical productions, we ask for the assistance of Parent Volunteers to look after Costumes, Sets, Props, Technical, Publicity, Canteen Management and More.
Co-Founder, Unicorn Theatre
What We Do
The Unicorn Theatre has a full program of activities for boys and girls Grade 2 and up throughout the school year. We present two major productions a year (casting by audition) in the Fall and in the Spring.
In October each year we put on our Halloween show, “Spooks”, and in February we present a Valentine’s show, “Snoopy and Friends”, featuring the Peanuts characters.
In addition to giving young people a chance to perform, the Unicorn Theatre offers them the opportunity to learn more about theatre and other performing arts through our Saturday Morning Club.
During the summer, Unicorn Theatre offers 6 separate weeks of drama camps for boys and girls entering Grades 2 to 7, as well as Saturday or weekend camps for Grades 1 - 12.
The Unicorn Theatre's Board of Directors makes every effort to keep costs down so that no child is excluded because his or her parents cannot afford to pay. In order to do this, the Board needs parents to volunteer to assist in putting on the productions.
When a child is cast in a play, he or she pays a registration fee which is currently $70. On the first night of rehearsals, and later into the rehearsal period, there will be Parents’ Meetings at which parents will be asked to sign up for the various jobs that need to be done to ensure a good production. We need at least one volunteer from every family involved in the play.