ONE of South London's theatres has scooped top prize in a national competition.
The Unicorn Theatre in Tooley Street beat of stiff competition from Battersea's Theatre503 and Southwark Street's Union Theatre to win the Peter Brooke Empty Space Award 2014.
It was presented with the prize at a ceremony at the National Theatre Studio on Wednesday.
The award, now in its 25th year, is presented annually in recognition of the pioneering concepts or innovations in the spirit of director Peter Brook.
The Unicorn's artistic director, Purni Morell, said: "I am delighted we have won the Peter Brook Empty Space Award.
"It is great to see that ambitious, innovative and risk-taking work for young audiences is at last being recognised as having equal status with adult theatre. We’re very proud."
The Peter Brook Empty Space award was founded by Blanche Marvin and is judged by a panel consisting of leading theatre journalists including Lyn Gardner, Dominic Cavendish, Fiona Mountford, Andrzej Lukowski and Mark Shenton.