Theatre31 Summer Festival

Two days of fun-packed drama fun in the sun!

Free festival for young people in Medway and Sheppey, aged 8 - 18

Schools out for the summer! In 2021, Theatre31 brought a summer festival to four areas of Medway and Sheppey, in celebration of young people and the final easing of lockdown restrictions.

The Theatre31 Summer Festival allows young people to engage and take part in drama-base activities over a fun-packed two days, where they expect to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun!

Improvisation and creative play are at the heart of what we do, and this two day specially curated event will allow young people to interact with our games and activities, in a meaningful and authentic way. Theatre31’s youth led approach invites students to build communication and confidence skills, whilst enjoying an outlet for self-expression.

Led by our team of professional Facilitators and Theatre Assistants, day one will see a fast-paced workshop session, as participants are led on a fun packed whistle-stop tour of three masterclasses, each focussing on a different theatre based artform. Lastly, on day two, our young artists will be guided through a collaborative journey to devise and create their very own piece of theatre to be shared with friends and family at the end of the day!

The event was free to those living in Medway and Sheppey and is the perfect way to celebrate creativity and champion young people whether they are drama fanatics or complete novices. 

Festival Line up
Day one – Masterclass Day

Physical Theatre
Session with special guests – to be announced! 

Day two – Play in a Day


Packed lunch will be provided for each young person on the day, free of charge and part of your ticket. 

Venues and dates

Thu 29 & Fri 30 July 2021
The Hundred of Hoo Academy, ME3 9HH

Mon 2 – Wed 4 August 2021
The Victory Academy, ME4 5JB

Thu 5 & Fri 6 August 2021
Sheppey Matters, ME12 1HH

Mon 9 & Tue 10 August 2021
The Academy of Woodlands, ME7 2DU 

Creating in a Covid landscape

At Theatre31, we are constantly adapting what we do to ensure the sessions are fun and engaging. Currently, this means working on specific projects – so we can focus our energy on smaller pockets of time, alloing participants the space to get confident in meeting face to face again. This makes everything a bit more accessible for everyone!

Because Theatre31 is an arts project with no walls, we are flexible and super adaptable. We are finding ways to deliver our programme in a Covid world which is fun, safe and creative. Our Covid-19 information & guidelines.