We bring together Medway’s communities and professional theatre-makers to collaborate on productions and creative projects that tell important local stories. Theatre31 is our award-winning young people’s programme.

Our Impact

We are a charity and aim to work with disadvantaged and excluded communities. We believe that everybody – no matter their background – should have the opportunity to take part in theatre-making and that this process is transformative.

March 2020 - February 2022


People Watched An Icon Theatre Production


Freelance Artists Were Employed


Young People Participated In Free Activities


Local Partnerships Were Created

★★★★ ‘A sharp, impeccably performed and blazingly impassioned piece of theatre…simply terrific.’
— The Times
‘It has been lifechanging. Lady Unchained has helped get my life changed, I’ve started to look for opportunities on the outside, and see that there is life after prison.’
— Young Artist, Cookham Wood Young People’s Theatre Programme
‘Icon Theatre has given me new friends, taught me new skills and challenged my lack of self-belief’
— Community Performer
78% of the participating young people said they were more confident and had more friends as a result of the project
— Six Ways To Wellbeing, young people's wellbeing project
★★★★ ‘It is easy to take for granted the acting skills of a top theatre company. But when actors embody characters as superbly as this, you can’t help but notice.’
— The New Statesman
'Icon has been ahead of the curve in understanding that the arts have a role to play in bringing people together, helping them be heard by telling their own stories in their own way, and in the process creating a sense of pride in place and space.'
— Lyn Gardner, Theatre Journalist

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