unitytheatre is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the performing arts on Merseyside by encouraging creativity, participation, innovation and diversity.
In 1994 unitytheatre received funding from the Arts Council of England for development: A Foundation for Sport and the Arts award of £20,000 and £1.6m from the Arts Council of England Lottery panel and the Government Office of Merseyside for major refurbishment commencing in May 1997. The refurbishment was completed in August 1998 with a major re-launch in September of that year. 2005 saw unity celebrating 25 years and did so in lots of ways with exciting new initiatives marking the occasion. 2010 saw unity’s 30th birthday at Hope Place which was celebrated with an international co-production of David Yip’s Gold Mountain with French Canadian company Les Deux Mondes.
unitytheatre today is one of the best loved theatres in Liverpool and has won the Best Performing Venue award at the Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.
unitytheatre is core funded by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council.