Further to the government announcement on new national restrictions from 5 November, we intend to go ahead with our Christmas performances as planned. In the unlikely event that we are not able to proceed with any performance, rest assured that you will be entitled to either a full refund, change of date, or credit to be used against future productions.

We can’t wait to welcome you back into our amazing theatre.

To make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable we’ve put some new measures in place, these include reducing the number of seats available in the auditorium, to ensure appropriate social distancing. We ask that you please comply with these and use the hand sanitiser stations available. 

Further information on our COVID-19 safety precautions is available below.


We have two amazingly festive Christmas shows showing between 5 December and 10 January - but make sure to book early, tickets are limited!

Mr Stink Christmas Edition 'Live On Stage'

Tickets from £8  | Ages 5yrs+ | Running Time 1 hr (with no interval)


Mr Stink is back at Chickenshed… just in time for a very special Christmas edition.

The very kind, but lonely, 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless ‘Mr Stink’ to leave behind the wooden bench where he has taken up residence and secretly move into her family’s shed for Christmas. Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother – with unfulfilled political ambitions – tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink, anyway?

This brand new staging of our original 2018 show, will be a treat for all the family. Mr Stink, and the whole cast, bring plenty of festive cheer -  with some singing and dancing - guaranteed to lift our hearts this Christmas. Chickenshed's unique inclusive ethos and the heart-warming and uplifting message of acceptance and the power of kindness shines through the whole show. 

Also featuring a special guest appearance from renowned British presenter, broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Vine(!), this wonderfully warm and funny production will live long in the memory.

But, you might want to hold your nose… that’s not over-cooked Brussel sprouts… it’s Mr Stink!

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Christmas Tales 'Live On Stage'

Tickets from £8 | Family Ticket* £30 | Free to babies under 1yr

Ages 0-7yrs | Running Time 50 mins 


Having spent just a little more time than usual at home this year, the Tales Team couldn't wait to get back in the theatre, and what better way to celebrate than with their amazingly festive show, Christmas Tales!

If ever there were a year for a huge sprinkling of magic, this is the year. So make way for this colourful, energetic and vibrant show - as we bring the fun and giggles back to our biggest and brightest stage, the Rayne Theatre.

With puppets, singing, dancing and some larger-than-life characters, Christmas Tales is guaranteed to entertain the very youngest of audience (and grown-ups too!), leaving everyone happy and joyful at this most wonderful time of the year!