Plusnet Plays on the Internet

We are delighted to have collaborated with Plusnet, Internet Matters and children’s author Konnie Huq to create Plusnet Plays on the Internet. These three plays tackle the important issue of internet safety through theatre and were devised to help parents ensure that they have the tools to talk to their children about staying safe online. Read more

Leaping off the Edge of the Chalk Pit

From the very first Stig of the Dump workshop with our Children’s Theatre in 2016, to the first run of the production as part of Chickenshed Young Company’s New Routes Festival in 2018, this project has grown through the guidance and leadership of Chickenshed’s young people. And now, in 2019, this production is helping us define our youth guided approach when making work with children. Read more

Chickenshed wins Silver in Charity Film Awards!

On Friday 26 April Chickenshed attended the 2019 Charity Film Awards ceremony after being selected as finalists. The awards celebrate the very best films that have been created for registered charities and CICs within the UK. Hosted by the wonderful Sally Phillips, the evening was electrifying. Nearly 400 charities enter each year, so we are over the moon to have won the silver award with our inspiring short film I Am Michael as part of the We Are Chickenshed series. Read more

The London Marathon: 26 Miles in 26 Pairs of Shoes

Yesterday marked one of the greatest days in British sport and one of the largest annual fundraising events in the world - the 39th running of The Virgin Money London Marathon. Over 40,000 people took part in the marathon, and 26 of those amazing people were part of Team Chickenshed. Read more

Chickenshed's First Young Company Associates

Ellie Kettleton reflects on her and Sophie Escobar’s journey to becoming Chickenshed’s first Young Company Associates. Read more

Young Company: Reaching Out

Matthew Lyons, Head of Young Company reflects on the importance and benefits of reaching out to new theatre companies and audiences. Contacts, wherever they are first formed, are so important for the development of Chickenshed Young Company. We are always looking for opportunities to bring new people in to see our work. This month we took (L)able to the Battersea Arts Centre as part of the Occupy Festival where we performed alongside Chickenshed Kensington & Chelsea's Youth Theatre Read more

Liz Abulafia: 100% Chance of Reflection

During the past two years, Chickenshed's Spring Shows have been tackling sensitive and topical issues which have an urgency about them. This year, with 100% Chance of Rain, we tackle one of the most urgent and pervasive issues of our time: mental health amongst young people. We are encouraging our audiences to engage with the content of the show on Twitter. We want to hear your thoughts on this topic, because the conversation should not end when the show does. Read more

Volunteer Story of the Month - Keri Jenkins

Keri has been volunteering for Chickenshed Kensington & Chelsea for over seven years. She finds that volunteering for Chickenshed is a fantastic way to give back to her local community and that more than this, it is a celebration of the local community. Read more

Charity Film Award Finalists

We are delighted to announce that we are now Charity Film Award finalists! Read more

The Evolution of (L)able

Chickenshed Young Company’s focus this February has been on (L)able, the Young Company’s Youth-led piece that explores the effect and power of labels, stereotypes and preconceptions. L)able first emerged as an idea during the Summer Scratch in 2017 when members were discussing why it is that people often do not talk about disability openly. This conversation sparked a wider discussion around other aspects of life that are sometimes focused on negatively, such as sexuality, race and gender. Read more

Shortlisted for The Charity Film Awards!

Our short film I Am Michael | We Are Chickenshed has made it onto the shortlist for the Charity Film Awards! The Charity Film Awards is now in its third year and celebrates the power and impact that film can have in building awareness and fundraising for not for profit organisations. Previous winners include The National Autistic Society, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Friends of Richmond Park, Prostate Cancer UK, Teenage Cancer Trust and Save The Children. Read more

Offies Winner 2019!

We are delighted to announce that Chickenshed has won an Offie Award (Off West End Theatre Award) for Best Production for Young People (13+) . Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow was a brave, uplifting and powerful production that sought to help us see climate change through human stories - beyond facts and figures. Read more