Who What Where

Small Scale on a Big Scale

Multi-award-winning Mikron was founded in 1972, and 2022 marks Mikron’s 50th year of bringing professional theatre to your doorstep.

Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company, touring to over 120 venues per year.

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 the brilliant mini documentary at the bottom of this page.

Mikron Miscellany 2022

We estimate that in our 50 years of touring we have:

  • written 66 original shows
  • composed and written 396 songs
  • issued over 240 actor musician contracts
  • 34,000 boating hours on the inland waterways
  • covered 545,000 road miles
  • performed over 5200 times
  • performed to over 436,000 people

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

We tell stories of uniquely British things

In our 2022 season we once again explore two fascinating British stories.

In Raising Agents we celebrate 100 years of the WI.

Explore the wild and wonderful world of weather with Red Sky at Night

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.

We’re honoured to be one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations

Mikron is officially one of the country’s leading arts organisations for the Arts Council’s 2018-23 funding period.

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

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


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

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

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Your support will help us tour anywhere, for everyone, in 2021. Thank you!