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Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales title with christmas puppets.

Step into the story of Christmas!

Once upon a time, in a land where Christmas magic shimmered, the Shed became a place of wonder and joy. Step into this enchanting world this holiday season, where classic fairy tales come to life with all your favourite Tales characters and festive music.

Watch as the jungle is magically transformed by a whimsical snowfall and covers Lion Down in a scene of pure magic. Follow the lovable Blurgh on his heartfelt quest to make amends after accidentally eating the Christmas tree, a journey filled with humour and magic. Delight in the festive fun as the Three Pigs, Three Bears, and Three Billy Goats Gruff share their snow-kissed stories through song and dance.

Join us and let your heart be warmed by the spirit of goodwill. Don’t miss out on this unique celebration of the most magical time of the year.

Early Bird Offer

Here's a special treat - we have an Early Bird Offer where you can save 10% if you book before midnight on Sun 30 Jun. Don't miss out on this magical experience!

"The Christmas productions have been a family favourite for years and the standard of those performances easily rival West End productions. 50 years and still going very strong - hats off to you all!"

Tales from the Shed, 2024 audience member

"What a wonderful, witty, inclusive local theatre production. So happy to see real joy, real open emotions. Loved Cinderella in Boots for what it was."

Cinderella in Boots, 2023 audience member

Free to babies under 1yr

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Musical fun


Fun for everyone

What is Tales from the Shed?

Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, inclusive and interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children.

Tales from the Shed


This show will take place in our large Rayne Theatre with our raised auditorium seating. Seating will not be on the floor as it is for our general Tales from the Shed or Planet Play sessions.

You must book a ticket for all children over 12 months even if they will be sitting on your lap

For school performances, seating is unreserved and your seats will be allocated on the day.


Tickets are priced at £10.50 for everyone over 12 months.  A family ticket for 4 people is £35 - this must include at least one adult and at least two children.

For our preview performances on 30 Nov and 1 December tickets are priced at £9.50 for everyone over 12 months. A family ticket for 4 people is £32.

Buggies and car seats

Buggies, prams and car seats cannot be taken into the auditorium. They can be left in our café area during the performance


"If you have young children, get yourself to this show straight away. If you don't, borrow one or just go anyway for a wonderful reminder of the power of theatre and the sheer pleasure it can bring."

- Broadway Baby ★★★★★


Welcome to our Accessible Performances at Chickenshed. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy our shows to the fullest.

: This show will take place in our large Rayne Theatre with our raised auditorium seating allocated to bookers accordingly - seating will not be on the floor as it is for our general Tales from the Shed or Planet Play sessions. There are 16 seats that have step-free access

If you have any questions of have specific access requirements, please contact our Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or send them an email. They will be happy to help with your booking. 

Schools Performances

This year, we are thrilled to present 7 performances during term time for schools and nurseries on the following dates:

Mon 2 Dec at 9.30am & 11.30am*
Mon 9 Dec at 10am & 12pm*
Wed 18 Dec at 10am
Thu 19 Dec at 10am
Fri 20 Dec at 10am

All seats for schools and nurseries are priced at £7.50 

Please note that, whilst these performances are also open to the public to book, they will predominantly consist of school/nursery parties.

Seating for these performances is unreserved and you will be allocated your seats on arrival.

*Space for packed lunches can be be made available before the 12pm performance and after the 11.30am performance - please reserve this space when booking your tickets.

School performances are exclusively available for booking by schools and must be arranged through our Box Office by calling 020 8292 9222 or by emailing

To complete your booking, please fill out the Schools Booking Form 

You can access our risk assessment for school performances by downloading it here.

Tales Birthday Parties

The perfect way to celebrate your little one's birthday!

tales Characters

Times & Tickets for Christmas Tales

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