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Small Scale on a Big Scale

Award winning Mikron was founded in 1972, 2017 marks Mikron’s 46th year of touring.
Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company. In our 2017 season we’re performing at 150 venues!

Mikron Theatre - Living Waterways Awards Winner


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 from 2015, click the image below:

We tell stories of uniquely British things

In our 2017 season we’re hiking through the history of hostelling, with our new YHA inspired Best Foot Forward
The second play we’ve commissioned, In at the Deep End, explores the wonderful RNLI.

Mikron Miscellany 2017

We estimate that in our 46 years of touring we have:

  • written 55 original shows
  • composed and written 327 songs
  • issued over 224 actor musician contracts
  • spent over 27,000 hours boating on the inland waterways
  • covered 475,000 road miles
  • performed over 4,700 shows
  • performed to over 382,000 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 and in people’s very own front rooms.

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 MIK*e, *RON and Sarah Came*RON*. Mikron is the Greek word for small.

Life as part of the Mikron team is a lot of fun and a lot of hard work.

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

See Mikron’s history page for more details.

"Mighty Little Mikron"

The Guardian

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