Sheppey Shadows

Working with Fin Kennedy of Applied Stories, young people from Sheppey created an audio drama inspired by stories from the Island.

Theatre31 – The Sea and Me

The Sea and Me was an outdoor art project that saw young people from Sheppey co-create a public mural with professional artists.

Theatre31 – TeachMeet

A free event that invited teachers of Medway and Sheppey to learn about Icon and Theatre31's new Schools' Programme.

Theatre31 – Summer Festival

A free, touring festival across Medway and Sheppey, introducing young people to the world of drama.

Theatre 31 – Tropical Tours

A digital drama workshop that took students on an adventure, using theatre-based tasks to inspire their creativity.

Theatre31 – Winter Schools Tour

Co-produced with Circo Rum Ba Ba, The Snow Queen’s Magnificent Message brought the magic of live theatre to the school playground.

Theatre31 – Playground Theatre

A vibrant programme of free drama workshops that engaged over 1,900 young people in schools across Medway and Sheppey.

Theatre31 – Sheppey Shanties

A project that saw professional artists team with Year 6 pupils to create original Sea Shanty music videos.

Theatre 31 – Medway Megaliths

A five-part sci-fi drama using AR filters and 3D audio, created with young artists from Medway and Sheppey.

‘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 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 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
‘Icon Theatre has given me new friends, taught me new skills and challenged my lack of self-belief’
— Community Performer
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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