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  • Adult Theatre Workshops - Chickenshed 60+

    8 September 2014 - 13 October 2014

    A series of theatre workshops for the over 60s which also provide a great opportunity to meet new people with a shared passion for theatre and the performing arts as well as the chance to work with Chickenshed’s highly experienced practitioners. We recommend booking your place early as places are limited. Also included is participation in the two sessions of the Community Chorus at no additional cost. No previous participation or experience necessary.

    Chickenshed

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  • Adult Theatre - Community Chorus Autumn 2014

    10 September 2014 - 17 September 2014

    An ongoing series of vocal sessions at which you can develop your singing skills as part of an ensemble and learn a number of arrangements. Sessions are led by Jo Collins – Chickenshed’s Director of Music. No previous participation, experience or ability to read music is required - all you need is a love of singing and plenty of enthusiasm! 

    Chickenshed

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  • Tales from the Shed - Autumn Season 2014

    12 September 2014 - 1 November 2014

    Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space - children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen. We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs.

    Studio Theatre

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  • Saturday Shed Performance Workshops Autumn 2014

    13 September 2014 - 1 November 2014

    Saturday Shed is a great opportunity for young people aged 5 - 12 years old (from School Year 1) to develop their performance skills using our proven teaching methods and unique performance style.

    Dance Studio

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  • The Rain That Washes at The Rye Festival

    15 September 2014

    Instantly plunged into a young man’s compelling story of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his extraordinary and dramatic journey from innocence to escape, finally returning to his homeland to witness Mugabe’s greatest betrayal. Actor Ashley Maynard enacts Christopher’s extraordinary story and the characters that he meets along the way in this warm, funny and at times brutal and shocking play.

    The Dance Studio, Rye College

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  • Jazz at Chickenshed - Julian Marc Stringle & The Dream Band

    19 September 2014

    Europe’s premier jazz clarinettist, Julian Marc Stringle, brings his unique Latin flavoured jazz funk group, The Dream Band, to Chickenshed to perform an exhilarating blend of Funk, Blues, Ballads, Bebop, Latin Jazz and Classics.

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • Live music with Jo Collins & Friends - September

    20 September 2014

    Jo Collins is an immensely talented singer-songwriter and is Director of Music at Chickenshed. Backed by her in-house band, Jo plays a thrilling set of eclectic covers taking in pop, soul, funk and folk. During the evening guests are also welcome to take to the stage for a song or two as part of this fun, relaxed and highly enjoyable Saturday night event.

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • The Rain That Washes at The Civic, Barnsley

    25 September 2014

    Instantly plunged into a young man’s compelling story of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his extraordinary and dramatic journey from innocence to escape, finally returning to his homeland to witness Mugabe’s greatest betrayal. Actor Ashley Maynard enacts Christopher’s extraordinary story and the characters that he meets along the way in this warm, funny and at times brutal and shocking play.

    The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

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  • The Rain That Washes at Square Chapel, Halifax

    26 September 2014

    Instantly plunged into a young man’s compelling story of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his extraordinary and dramatic journey from innocence to escape, finally returning to his homeland to witness Mugabe’s greatest betrayal. Actor Ashley Maynard enacts Christopher’s extraordinary story and the characters that he meets along the way in this warm, funny and at times brutal and shocking play.

    Square Chapel, 10 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG

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  • Comedy Night

    2 October 2014

    Comedy Nights at Chickenshed are fast becoming the place to be for a relaxed and very funny night out, attracting well-known headline acts as well as showcasing rising stars. Confirmed for this event so far is the brilliant, rapid-fire comedy of Abi Roberts!

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • The Rain That Washes

    3 October 2014

    First performed in our intimate Studio Theatre in October 2011, The Rain That Washes has since played at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in the West End and numerous venues nationally. Audiences and critics have been captivated by this compelling story of a 14-year-old boy who leaves Zimbabwe to join the revolution against white rule, and have heaped praise on this one-man show, awarding it four and five-star reviews. For those who enjoyed, or missed, it previously, here is the last chance to see this provocative, touching story. 

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • Batanai - Afrika Alive Tour 2014!

    3 October 2014

    A spectacular evening of African music, which follows the performance of The Rain That Washes, from the hugely exciting band Batanai from Harare, Zimbabwe. Their blistering fusion of high energy rhythms, African Mbira and marimba music with vocals all combine to create a vibrant and captivating show!

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • Chickenshed's 10K Challenge + 3K Family Fun Run

    5 October 2014

    The Chickenshed Challenge is a fantastic way to get fit and help to raise money for a local charity - last year just under 200 people took part, raising £10,000 for Chickenshed. This year we’re looking to exceed this amount and raise money for the ‘Michele Durler Youth Fund'.

    Starts 10am at Chickenshed

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  • Alice on the Underground

    8 October 2014 - 25 October 2014

    Alice is a spirited teenager who yearns to find love and excitement beyond her humdrum life on a London estate. Running away from home, Alice is befriended by a busking and break-dancing White Rabbit, who takes her on a wild, magical and humorous subterranean journey on the Underground. Her adventures become curiouser and curiouser as together they encounter increasingly bizarre characters in London’s sinister underbelly. But does Alice find what she’s looking for?

    Studio Theatre

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  • Talking Points - Going Underground

    14 October 2014

    Join us for an informal discussion with members of the cast and creative team, as we discuss the importance of Alice on the Underground to Chickenshed, its history and development, and the approaches taken to update this piece for a new audience. Guests will have the chance to ask questions during an informative, lively and entertaining session.

    Studio Theatre

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  • Chickenshed's 40th Anniversary - Golf Day

    15 October 2014

    To celebrate our 40th anniversary year, join us for Chickenshed's first ever Golf Day on Brocket Hall’s beautiful Melbourne Course. Golfers will enjoy a day of breakfast, golf and lunch, followed by a sensational Chickenshed performance, comprising a diverse cast that includes members of our Children’s and Youth Theatre. RSVP by Monday 15 September.

    Brocket Hall

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  • Talking Points - Going Underground

    20 October 2014

    Join us for an informal discussion with members of the cast and creative team, as we discuss the importance of Alice on the Underground to Chickenshed, its history and development, and the approaches taken to update this piece for a new audience. Guests will have the chance to ask questions during an informative, lively and entertaining session.

    Studio Theatre

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  • Autumn Shed 2014

    27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

    Participants at this brilliant week-long event will explore and develop a wide range of performance skills through workshops that involve drama, dance, singing and story-making. Parents and friends will be invited in on the final afternoon to see a performance. For 5 - 12 year olds (from School Year 1).

    Chickenshed

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  • Family Arts Project

    28 October 2014

    As part of the Family Arts Festival 2014, the team from Chickenshed Kensington & Chelsea will be delivering a fun, family-friendly introduction to Chickenshed's inclusive performance style. A great opportunity for all the family to experience Chickenshed's inclusive theatre work.

    Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, London SW10 0DR

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  • Live music with Jo Collins & Friends - November

    8 November 2014

    Jo Collins is an immensely talented singer-songwriter and is Director of Music at Chickenshed. Backed by her in-house band, Jo plays a thrilling set of eclectic covers taking in pop, soul, funk and folk. During the evening guests are also welcome to take to the stage for a song or two as part of this fun, relaxed and highly enjoyable Saturday night event.

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • Jazz at Chickenshed - The Inimitable Liane Carroll

    14 November 2014

    The incomparable, multi award-winning singer, pianist and free spirit Liane Carroll returns to Chickenshed for an unmissable evening. She is unquestionably one of the finest solo jazz cabaret performers ever to emerge in Britain, and is a big draw at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London with a following in New York and Los Angeles.

    Chickenshed Bar

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  • Peter Pan

    26 November 2014 - 10 January 2015

    Wendy Darling loves telling her brothers bedtime stories of the dastardly pirate Captain Hook and the heroic Peter Pan, and the children's imaginations become reality when Peter flies into their nursery one starry night. Together they fly to a mysterious, magical land where children never grow up, fairies truly exist and bloodthirsty pirates really roam the sea. Join Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Children on an exhilarating adventure as they take on the wicked Captain Hook and his pirates, determined to save Neverland and all that they believe in.

    Rayne Theatre

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  • On Tour: Christmas Tales 2014 at Chelsea Academy

    29 November 2014

    We're very excited to announce that Christmas Tales will once again be returning to the Chelsea Academy. Christmas Tales is a fun and festive celebration that takes the very best of our vibrant Tales from the Shed shows and sprinkles it with new, magical and larger-than-life characters.

    Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, London SW10 0AB

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  • On Tour: Christmas Tales at Dugdale Centre 2014

    3 December 2014 - 28 December 2014

    Now in its fourth year in a row, Christmas Tales returns to the Dugdale Centre in Enfield. Christmas Tales is a fun and festive celebration that takes the very best of our vibrant Tales from the Shed shows and then sprinkles it with new, magical and larger-than-life characters!

    Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS

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  • Talking Points - Chickenshed at 40

    4 December 2014

    ‘The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.' (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan).

    As our 40th anniversary celebrations draw to a close, join us to learn more about our truly diverse range of performances, hear about our unique educational work and membership activities, and be one of the first to discover our plans for the future and the next 40 years!

    Rayne Theatre

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  • Christmas Tales 2014

    6 December 2014 - 23 December 2014

    Christmas Tales is a fun and festive celebration that takes the very best of our vibrant Tales from the Shed shows and sprinkles it with new, magical and larger-than-life characters – and then puts the whole thing on our biggest stage, the Rayne Theatre!

    Rayne Theatre

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