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"

★★★★ ‘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
★★★★ ‘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
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
'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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