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Introduction

Small Scale on a Big Scale

Award winning Mikron was founded in 1972 and 2019 marks Mikron’s 48th year of touring professional theatre on your doorstep.

Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company. In our 2019 season we’re performing at over 130 venues!

We’re honoured 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.

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 2019 season we celebrate the seaside in two brand new commissions by two new writers.

In Redcoats we’re delving into holiday huts, bonny babies, knobbly knees and of course those radiant Redcoats.

Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, All Hands on Deck is a love story between the Royal Navy and their loyal ‘Jenny Wrens’

Mikron Miscellany 2019

We estimate that in our 48 years of touring we have:

  • written 62 original shows
  • composed and written 372 songs
  • issued over 232 actor musician contracts
  • 29,000 boating hours on the inland waterways
  • covered 512,000 road miles
  • performed over 4,932 shows
  • performed to over 413,000 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

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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.

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Directed with vitality, humour and passion by Jonny Kelly

York Press 2018

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