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: Public Vote Now Open!

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

A New Year for Chickenshed Young Company

Chickenshed Young Company enters its first full year and develops its working practice and methods of being youth-led. 2019 is Chickenshed’s 45th year and is the first full year of Chickenshed Young Company. Chickenshed Young Company comprises our Children’s Theatre, Youth Theatre and Young Creators, and the initiation and facilitation of all Youth Theatre and Children’s Theatre programmes are now completely youth-guided.Read more

Beat Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday which is calculated to be the gloomiest day of the year. Well, we're fighting back! We've done a few calculations ourselves - and they're guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It's not all doom and gloom.Read more

We're Offie Finalists!

Chickenshed’s Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow is a finalist in the Off West End Theatre Awards, Best Production for Young People (13+) category alongside The Unicorn Theatre and the Half Moon Theatre. The Offies recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation and ingenuity of independent theatres across London.Read more

Springing into 2019!

There’s already a spring in our step as we prepare for our brand new season! With wonderful performance offerings, fabulous workshops, live music and comedy, there is something for everyone at Chickenshed in 2019!Read more

Built To Last

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Young Carers: Alyssia's Story

Alyssia joined Chickenshed in 2014 after her (then) counsellor suggested she attend, as she was a young carer for her mother at the time. With so many adult responsibilities, young carers can often feel isolated and are unable to fully pursue what they love to do. Four years on, Alyssia is in her fourth year of study at Chickenshed and has found a passion for Production and regularly volunteers with our Production staff.Read more