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Introduction

We’re pleased to be welcomed onto the Arts Council’s National Portfolio

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!

More news will follow and 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, 2017 marks Mikron’s 46th year of touring professional theatre on your doorstep.

Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company. In our 2017 season we performed at 151 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.

Canal theatre reaches West Midlands BBC News

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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 58 original shows
  • composed and written 348 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.

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

York Press, Oct 2016

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