Icon is an award-winning theatre and participatory arts charity. We push the boundaries of where theatre happens, who it is for and how it can help people and places to grow.
Communities and young people collaborating with professional artists in active and equal partnership is at the heart of everything we do, be that making large-scale, outdoor and promenade theatre productions; running our award-winning young people’s programme, or our ongoing participatory theatre programmes in schools, drop-in centres and criminal justice settings. Icon supports artist development across the theatre sector with a generation of professional artists who are highly skilled in working with local communities.
Each year, we are co-commissioned with other locally based arts companies to create a much-loved interactive Christmas show for early years children that is performed at The Brook Theatre in Chatham.
In 2022, we celebrated our twentieth anniversary and were selected to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio alongside some of the country’s leading arts organisations.