Icon develops Kent’s Cultural Strategy with 300 young people aged 2 to 25.  

Icon has partnered with Swale CEP, Kent County Council and Royal Opera House Bridge to develop the cultural strategy for Kent with 300 young people aged 2 to 25.  

Meet Chia Phoenix – Lead Artist, Cookham Wood Theatre Programme

We sat down with artist Chia Phoenix to find out more about what will be happening at the Cookham Wood Theatre Programme this autumn.

Icon Youth Theatre Create ‘Refresh Medway’ with Zest Theatre

Icon Youth Theatre's words have been turned into vibrant artworks animating Chatham Town Centre.

From Placement to Job Offer: My Year with Icon

Team member George looks back over his journey with Icon, from placement to being offered a position in the company.

Icon Theatre to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2023-26

We are delighted to announce Icon Theatre is entering the prestigious portfolio.

Staging Protest

Journalist Natasha Tripney speaks to director Nancy Hirst and actor Vaneeka Dadhria about making The Ballad of St John’s Car Park.

Icon Theatre announces cast and creative team for The Ballad of St John’s Car Park

Created by a professional cast and creative team, with over 100 from local communities.

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.

'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
'It was the first time I got to see drama as something for myself and something I could actively participate in and enjoy.'
— Tef - Icon Youth Theatre (Medway)
★★★★ ‘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
★★★★ ‘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 Theatre has given me new friends, taught me new skills and challenged my lack of self-belief’
— Community Performer

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