Icon Theatre announces second large-scale participatory production for 2022

The Ballad of St John's Car Park will celebrate the positive power of community activism.

Icon Theatre Wins Music and Drama Education Award for Theatre31

Drama & Theatre Magazine chooses Icon's youth-led programme for the Editor's Award.

Ahead of the Curve

Journalist and author Lyn Gardner speaks to the company and creative team about making If Not Now.

Dan King Announced As Executive Director

Dan King has been announced as our new Executive Director, he will join Nancy Hirst in leading Icon.

Icon Theatre Announces If Not Now

Icon Theatre will present If Not Now, a stunning large-scale movement-based production exploring the climate crisis.

Part Of The Community

Will blogs about starting at Chatham Youth Theatre and the impact being involved in Icon's productions has had for him.

Journey To Icon

Theo blogs about his work experience with Icon: "it's made me more excited and confident about pursuing a career"

‘Icon Theatre has given me new friends, taught me new skills and challenged my lack of self-belief’
— Community Performer
'It was the first time I got to see drama as something for myself and something I could actively participate in and enjoy.'
— Tef - Theatre31 Youth Theatre
'It helps you learn, it helps you grow and become more of what you want to become.'
— Ruby - Theatre31 Youth Theatre
★★★★ ‘A sharp, impeccably performed and blazingly impassioned piece of theatre…simply terrific.’
— The Times
'Theatre31 did a great job of making the children feel comfortable and you could see their confidence grow within the session!'
— Year 5 teacher, Queenborough School and Nursery, Sheppey
'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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