About Theatre31

Theatre31 is an imaginative theatre programme for children and young people who live in Medway and on the Isle of Sheppey. The programme is a series of inspiring and creative activities designed to raise young people’s aspirations and develop their skills and confidence around every aspect of theatre. Young people are at the heart of Theatre31, and we are keen that young people have the opportunity to influence and shape the programme and get involved.

We Need Your Help


There are a number of ways that you can get involved, whether you are a young person, school, community group, parent or carer we would love to hear from you. We are carrying out a survey and the findings will help us to understand the current provision of theatre activity for young people in Medway and the Isle of Sheppey.  We want to know what opportunities are currently available, what needs to change and how young people can help create more creative opportunities for other children and young people in the area. We know that it can be difficult for young people to access high quality theatre performances; barriers can be things like cost, transport or even having a supportive and willing parent or carer available to help out. We want to gather as much information as possible at this stage and you can help us by completing the survey which is available here:

If you would prefer to talk to us about the survey, either on the phone or face to face just get in touch and we will do our best to help

Youth Panels

We are setting up two youth panels, one on the Isle of Sheppey and one in Medway. The youth panels will be run by young people, for young people, and being involved means that you will have your say in shaping and influencing the Theatre31 programme. There will be a range of brilliant activities on offer and with the youth panel’s help we aim to arrange a number of practical ‘go see’ trips to performances and behind the scenes theatre tours. The youth panels will be encouraged to lead on all decisions relating to performance and commissioning opportunities for the Theatre31 programme. We can’t do this without you, so if you would like to find out more please add your details below

Theatre 31 Sign Up

Commissioning Opportunities for Theatre Artists and Performing Companies

During 2020 the Theatre31 youth panels will be devising a series of commissioning opportunities for artists and performing companies.  The commissioning process will be led by young people, advertised widely and will be open to all to apply.

If you are interested in finding out more about the commissioning opportunities, please let us know