Chickenshed is famous for the inclusive nature of its casts, its student body and those who participate in the Children's, Youth and Adult Theatre workshops. However we also strive to ensure that our performances are accessible to all audiences too.

In terms of specific provision for our performances, we offer Captioned, Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performances. Dates and times are available on each of the individual event pages found in the what's on section of our website. (There is a filter to enable shows with accessible performances to be identified.)

Our theatre spaces are also accessible to wheelchair users and other people with mobility requirements - these seats can be booked online, or feel free to contact our helpful Box Office team to discuss anything you might need to help with your visit.

We offer a reduced rate to patrons attending specifically for our Accessible Performances (Captioned, Audio Described, BSL interpreted, and also to wheelchair users) usually equivalent to the lowest price ticket available for that performance, if these seats are not accessible or where one could not access the services from here.

To book call 020 8292 9222 (or through Typetalk 18001 020 8292 9222 if you are a minicom/textphone user) or email [email protected]

Audio Described Performance

We provide live Audio Description on selected performances for blind and partially sighted audience members.

Sign Language Interpreted Performance We have developed the use of integrated sign language for many years. Please check the individual event pages for sign interpreted dates.
Hearing Loops Installed Sennheiser infra-red system headsets or neck loops are also available and can be reserved via our Box Office. We can offer headsets that ‘boost’ the sound of the performance either through headphones or people’s own hearing aids.
Wheelchair Accessible Performance Our performance spaces are accessible to wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility. We offer wheelchair users the reduced rate for tickets in the designated wheelchair areas in the stalls.
Captioned Performance

We also offer Captioned performances where subtitles are displayed above the stage for visitors who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing and who don’t use BSL. We can now also provide hand-held tablets (or even on stands if required) which display the words for people who are unable to see the captioning boxes in their usual position for whatever reason. (And we are constantly reviewing new technologies to see if these can help improve our accessibility!)

Assitance Dogs Welcome When visiting Chickenshed, guide or assistance dogs are welcome in the theatre with you, or can be left with our Front of House staff. Please advise the Box Office of your requirements when booking.

Our programme of access performances is supported by the Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation.