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We’re pleased to be one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisaitons

Mikron is officially one of the country’s leading arts organisations for the Arts Council’s 2018-22 funding period.

To say we’re happy is an understatement – this support will see Mikron sail into our 50th year of touring!

We really wouldn’t be in this situation without you, our wonderful, loyal audiences. We thank you all.

Small Scale on a Big Scale

Award winning Mikron was founded in 1972; 2018 marks Mikron’s 47th year of touring professional theatre on your doorstep.

Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company. In our 2018 season we’re performing at 130 venues!

Anywhere for Everyone by Canal, River and Road

We tour on our narrowboat, Tyseley, in the summer and by road in spring and autumn, to every conceivable type of venue, reaching audiences that other companies cannot.

The best way of seeing what we do is to watch this brilliant short news piece below.

We tell stories of uniquely British things

In our 2018 season we celebrate a century of women in politics and 70 years of the glorious NHS in two brand new commissions by two new writers.

With tunes, transfusions and titters, join us as we make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS. We’re hoping our wonderful NHS will Get Well Soon
We’re also marking the centenary of some women getting the vote. Full of political satire, song and more suffrage societies than you can shake a stick at, Revolting Women unravels a contentious and momentous movement in history!

Mikron Miscellany 2018

We estimate that in our 47 years of touring we have:

  • written 60 original shows
  • composed and written 360 songs
  • issued over 228 actor musician contracts
  • 28,000 boating hours on the inland waterways
  • covered 500,000 road miles
  • performed over 4,850 shows
  • performed to over 395,000 people

We have performed at allotments, care homes, community centres, dry docks, festivals, lifeboat stations, pubs, rallies, restaurants, village halls and Youth Hostels. We’ve even performed inside a tunnel, in the bows of a docked boat, in people’s very own front rooms and even the odd theatre!

RNLI Scarborough mini documentary - Mikron Theatre Company


Enjoy a look behind the scenes at one of our most unusual venues

What’s in a Name?

Mikron Theatre Company began when Mike Lucas, Sarah Cameron and Ron Legge took a show to the Edinburgh festival in 1963. Mikron was named after MIKe, RON
and Sarah Came RON. Mikron is the Greek word for small.

Small we were and small, in the best sense of the word, we still are.

See Mikron’s history page for more details.


"There is not a more consistent theatre practitioner in Yorkshire right now"

York Press

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