Jump into our Spring 2020 Programme!

We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 programme! We have so many different shows, events, workshops and classes for people of all ages that you won’t need to go anywhere else but Chickenshed this spring! Read more

On Yer Bike!

To celebrate our 45th birthday, 33 of our supporters are taking on the ultimate challenge and cycling from Bath to Chickenshed on Bromptons to raise funds for our life-changing work. Read more

A Very Stinky Summer

Last week a Chickenshed company of 14 finished the last few performances of a six-week tour, which ended in the beautiful Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli, Wales. Our fantastic company has travelled far and wide this summer. The tour is an important landmark for our Theatre and Performance work in many ways, but it has been great to see our work introduced to new audiences throughout the country who have never have had the opportunity to actually see our inclusive work in action. Read more

Smells Like Teen Spirit!

It smells like teen spirit! Feel the Love lands again at Chickenshed this week with a cast of over 200 young people exploring what it is to love and be loved. It has been three years since Feel the Love was first performed, and since then, these themes have been revisited and refreshed by a Youth Theatre with a voice that’s louder than ever before with many contributors returning to the Young Company fold to support and develop new members and new voices. Rufus Walkden talks to us about retu Read more

Itchy, Scratchy, Summer Nights!

Chickenshed Young Company is always looking for ways to expand creatively and to introduce new young people to our projects and unique way of working. This summer we have three brilliant workshops for 11-17 year olds (the Youth Theatre age group of our Young Company) to take part in. Read more

Snow White Writers Room

Our Artistic Director Lou Stein is currently working with a small group of students and Young Company members to develop a new adaptation of Snow White. The sessions have been creative, imaginative and inspiring. Every fortnight, on a Thursday afternoon, ideas for themes, story and characters are being explored. Read more

Changing Hearts and Minds

Just over ten years ago Crime of the Century was devised in response to the worrying rise in knife crime. We wanted to create a piece of theatre that shed light on the issues surrounding gang violence and get to root of the problem. Using words and movement alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music, we created a performance that packs a thought-provoking punch, and acts as a positive tool in the fight against the savagery of knife crime. Read more