We are proud to announce that ‘Built to Last’ is our major campaign for 2019 – it stands for our commitment and promise that Chickenshed will still be here for years to come.

Since our first beginnings in 1974, we have nurtured children, young people and adults from all backgrounds and with all abilities. Over those 45 years, thousands of individuals have felt accepted and valued where they may have been excluded in other areas of their lives, often with life-changing results.

Built To Last will enable us to extend this nurturing and inclusive approach to everyone for the next 45 years, giving everyone the opportunity to discover their potential through our pioneering workshops and shows.

Over the next five years leading up to our 50th anniversary, we plan to refresh and improve our existing theatre in Southgate so that everyone who comes here to learn, perform and create can benefit from the highest quality services. We will also continue to expand our workshops in Kensington & Chelsea and increase our outreach programme across London so that increased numbers of children and young people can discover their potential through inclusive theatre.

As we empower individuals by nurturing them and building their skills, they will go out into the world beyond Chickenshed and become future inclusive leaders in their chosen fields, helping to grow a kinder world where everyone is valued, welcome and included.

When we include everyone, everyone succeeds.


Built To Last will be launched at our 45th Birthday Party and Fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe on February 6 2019.

We are asking members of our community to come together to support Chickenshed on whatever level they can and be part of this special anniversary campaign.

This doesn’t necessarily mean financially, it could be opening up your contact book and inviting other like-minded people to join us at the Hard Rock or agreeing to meet for a coffee to discuss any number of partnership possibilities.

We look forward to seeing you on 6 February.

If you have any questions about Built To Last or the event at the Hard Rock Cafe, please contact [email protected] or 0208 216 2777.