Find your voice and take charge of your own creative projects.

If you’re a young artist aged 11-18, this is the place for you.

Maybe you want to be a director? Maybe you like acting? Or maybe you want to gain skills in theatre producing, podcasting, or arts marketing? The Young Artist Collective will give you experience across the theatre industry.

Young Artist Collective (YAC) is a free youth-led group, created to strengthen the voices and practices of young people. Through regular meetups and workshops online and at the Brook Theatre in Chatham, the young people are encouraged to follow their passions, develop skills and reach their potential as artists and theatre makers.

As a young artist, you’ll have opportunities to take part in Icon Theatre’s professional productions on stage or behind the scenes, join masterclasses with industry professionals, and make your own creative projects. You will also play an important role here at Icon! You will have your say over our Theatre31 programme and tell us how we can best serve other young people across Medway and Sheppey.

How To Take Part

The Young Artist Collective is for ages 11-18 and it’s free to join! If you would like to know more or let us know you want to get involved, contact Naomi.
Phone: 01634 813179

Listen to Yakking with YAC Podcast

We’re passionate about encouraging young artists to create together and find their own voice. Theatre31’s Yakking with YAC is their chance to talk about what matters to them.

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'It helps you learn, it helps you grow and become more of what you want to become.'
— Ruby - Theatre31 Youth Theatre
‘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
'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
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

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