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Upcoming events

May 2024

Space And Co Dance Performance Group

25 April - 26 May, 2024

Join our intergenerational dance company and enjoy learning dance crazes, and iconic dance styles to then perform and host at Gladrags Goes to The Dance Hall on 26th May.

What kind of world

17 - 24 May, 2024

When a group of children discover all the adults have gone they quickly realise they need to survive on their own. What kind of world will they build for themselves and who will lead them?

Tales from the Shed Performance

18 May - 13 July, 2024

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, inclusive theatre shows that are perfect for young children.

What does Dementia mean to you?

18 May, 2024

A fun and accessible intensive, with many options to make music or be part of the performance element of the activities.

Wonder Walk

To celebrate our 50th anniversary we are excited to invite you to our first ever Wonder Walk on Sun 9 Jun!

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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