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, 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.

Get In Touch

Whether you’re thinking about joining or already a member, the Theatre31 team are happy to help. Chat with our Project Coordinator, Naomi.
01634 813179

Join the Young Artist Collective

Ready to become the theatre maker you dream of? Take the first step and sign up for the Theatre31 Young Artist Collective. Free for ages 11-18, based in Medway and Sheppey.

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.

‘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 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
‘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
'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
★★★★ ‘A sharp, impeccably performed and blazingly impassioned piece of theatre…simply terrific.’
— The Times

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