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 students studying at school or college. We run this programme year-round and there is not a specific period for applications. The placements are unpaid (travel expenses are offered) and typically last a week. To take part or 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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