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Encyclopaedia of Happiness

A open booking with the words Encyclopaedia of happiness

Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed team, in collaboration with children’s author Keilly Swift, presents a brand new telling of the book Encyclopaedia of Happiness.

Get ready to explore the things that bring us the most joy in the world! Through a variety of storytelling styles, we’ll engage both young and old audiences alike, inviting everyone to paint their words in vibrant colours, whilst celebrating a warm embrace of positivity.

Get ready to smile with every turn of the page!

Festival of Fun


Spark your Imagination


Free to babies under 6 mths


A show for Everyone

Age Restriction

Encyclopaedia of Happiness is for children from 0-6 years only. With the exception of older siblings, no children over the age of 6 will be admitted.

If you wish to know more about why this is policy is being enforced please email Pete Dowse ( or Loren Jacobs ( from the Tales team


You will need to purchase a ticket for everyone from the age of 6 months. If you are bringing a child under 6 months they are free of charge and you do not need to get them a ticket


Seating is a mixture of fixed seating and mats on the floor so that children and performers can freely move around the space. 

What is Tales from the Shed?

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, inclusive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space.

Tales from the Shed

Why not check out our Festival of Fun offer?

Tales from the Shed


Everyone is welcome at Planet Play, and you can find all the info on access at Chickenshed here.

If you're coming to a show and have specific access requirements, we would advise you to contact us in advance so that we can make sure your needs are catered for.

Times & Tickets for Encyclopaedia of Happiness

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