Explore careers in the performing arts through Icon’s work experience placements. 

Placements offer hands-on insight into the captivating areas of technical theatre, set and costume design, directing and arts administration. During your placement you’ll have access to industry professionals and see first-hand how Icon’s large-scale community theatre and touring shows are created.

Designed to cater to your unique interests, your placement will support you to explore career options, nurture your talents and help you achieve your goals.


Icon at The Historic Dockyard Chatham


This is a free opportunity.

How To Take Part

This opportunity is open to young people in Medway who are 16+ and have an interest in a career in the creative industries. We have two placements on offer this autumn.

Work placement opportunities

Production: Ghost Ships

  • Backstage team member x 2

10 June 2024 – applications open
24 June 2024 – application window closes
9-10 July 2024 – Interviews
17 July 2024 – 2 x work placements offered

Placement dates: September 2024 exact dates TBC

Details of how to apply will be posted here from week commencing 10 June.


For further information contact:

Email: sarah@icontheatre.org.uk
Phone: 01634 813179


What is Icon’s Incubator programme?

Icon’s Incubator programme provides work experience, careers advice and mentoring, backstage and technical training, and an Assistant Director Placement programme, nurturing the next generation of set, lighting and sound designers, directors, producers, administrators, technicians and backstage crew.

‘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

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