We are always looking to give teachers and young people across Medway and Sheppey the chance to check out the activities we offer. It’s so important that young people can access arts and culture at school, which is why Theatre31 offers a wide range of opportunities designed to help teachers bring theatre into the classroom.

Since launching the Theatre31 Schools’ Programme, we’ve proudly empowered schools to integrate arts into their education culture – including a touring playground production of the Snow Queen in 2020, and funding teachers to train as Arts Award Advisors in 2021. Theatre31 also works in close partnership with the local Creative Schools Network, to ensure we understand what schools need from arts providers and how we can best serve this community.

It’s been proven time and again how arts activities develop a child’s confidence, creativity and social skills, and we love seeing educators and students enjoy the benefits that our programmes offer. From workshops to Artsmark support and professional development, there are plenty of opportunities for you to take part in our Theatre31 Schools’ Programme.

Discover Theatre31 Opportunities for Schools

Artsmark

Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools. Find out how we can support your school on your Artsmark journey.

Taster Workshops

Working face-to-face with students and a participating teacher, we offer 90-minute theatre workshops at schools in Medway and Sheppey.

Teacher CPD

Our sessions are designed to equip you with practical knowledge and tools that will help you engage students in drama and theatre studies

'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
‘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
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
★★★★ ‘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

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