Theatre31 is an imaginative theatre programme managed by Medway-based Icon Theatre for young people across Medway and the Isle of Sheppey.
It’s a series of inspiring and creative activities created to raise young people’s aspirations and develop their skills and confidence around every aspect of theatre, from performing, writing to backstage roles.
Young people are at the very heart of Theatre31, helping to influence and shape the programme.
Ideas Test – Theatre31 commission from Icon Theatre
In 2021, Ideas Test was commissioned by Theatre31 to run sessions for young people in Medway.
Watch this space for more information about this project in the coming weeks!
In 2019/20, Ideas Test and Icon Theatre set up two youth panels, one on the Isle of Sheppey (Ideas Test) and one in Medway (Icon Theatre).
The youth panels were run by young people, for young people.
This meant that they had a direct say into shaping and influencing the Theatre31 programme.
Theatre31 is funded by Arts Council England and overseen by Medway Council.
The project delivery is managed by Icon Theatre.
Ideas Test has worked closely with Icon Theatre to deliver the project in Medway and Swale.
Project partners include Royal Opera House Bridge and Medway and Sheppey Local Cultural Education Partnerships.