FAQ – There Should Be Unicorns

Freedom Festival, Hull – 27-28 Aug 2022

Do I need to book a ticket?

No, this is a free, unticketed event, as part of the wider Freedom Festival programme. Capacity is limited however, so we suggest arriving in good time to ensure you can grab a seat. 

How long is it?

There Should Be Unicorns is approximately 65 minutes long, with no interval. There is a five minute hype routine, including audio descriptions of all the characters, before the published start time.

Who is it suitable for?

There Should Be Unicorns is suitable for ages 6+, although the story follows an 11 year old girl who is about to go to secondary school, so is perhaps most suitable for slightly older children. However with the music, singing, dancing, costumes and colours, there will definitely be something for younger children to enjoy.

See our content notes page for more details, including a plot summary.

What time does the show start?

There are performances at 12pm and 3pm on each day.

When do doors open?

This event is unticketed and the venue will be open all day.

Where is the venue?

Stage @ The Dock is an ampitheatre in an old dry dock, in the Fruit Market area of Hull, across the river from The Deep.

Is the venue outdoors?

Yes. There is no roof or cover for either the audience or the performers. Fingers crossed for sunshine!

Where can I park my car?

The Fruit Market multi-storey car park is the nearest car park, accessed from Blackfriargate. The postcode for your satnav is HU1 1AW. There is also some free, but very limited on-street parking in the Fruit Market area.

Does the venue have wheelchair access?

Yes – wheelchair spaces are available at the top of the seating bank.

For more information, please contact Freedom Festival, who are managing the event.

Are there refreshments?

Yes, from the various independent cafes and shops around the Fruit Market. You are welcome to bring food onto the site to eat from your seats.

Is there a breakout area?

There are lots of open spaces in the complex around the stage that you can easily and quickly access during the performance.

Is there a relaxed performance?

All performances are relaxed in so far as noise and movement are welcome in the audience throughout. This production does feature loud, amplified music.

Covid 19: Are you social distancing?

These performances will not be socially distanced, but they are outdoors.

Covid 19: What measures are you taking?

You can find the most up to date regulations on the government website. We ask that you do not attend if you are showing symptoms.