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Feb 2024

Tales Take over

14 February, 2024

Chickenshed brings its captivating children's performances to Discover for a half-term takeover day, featuring two lively shows: "Planet Play" (0-3) and "Tales From the Shed" (0-7 years). Immerse young ones in vibrant, interactive theater with informal, engaging experiences, where puppetry, music, and movement bring favorite characters and colourful puppets to life for a guaranteed fun-filled adventure.

Chickenshed winning Golden Buzzer on Britain's Got Talent

"I love every single thing that you stand for and what you represent. Inclusivity is so important. Every body feeling represented, and you do that in abundance."

“Seeing young people on stage, and some of them even looked like me... It was absolutely mindblowing for me, and it got me so excited about theatre. I fell in love with Chickenshed at that moment.”

"Chickenshed - so called because it started life in a disused chicken shed in Barnet - has, over half a century, grown into one of UK theatre's most important arts organisations while never losing its core commitment to diversity and inclusivity."

Who we are

We are exceptionally lucky to have an incredibly devoted community at Chickenshed, without whom we would not be able to achieve our mission of creating entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

chickenshed young people perform at Go Greek Festival

Creating wonder out of chaos

Through our productions, our performance training, our education courses, and our outreach projects, our mission is to create wonder out of chaos and change out of challenge.

Support us

Every year, we support over 15,000 children and young people, with over 60% facing isolation due to mental/physical health, bullying, disabilities, or caregiving roles. Chickenshed becomes their sanctuary – a second home. 

Join our team of superstar supporters and volunteers, helping us shine as their beacon of hope.

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