Our Mission and Vision

Chickenshed is a pioneering and inclusive company that makes beautiful and inspirational theatre. We bring together people of all ages and from all backgrounds to produce outstanding theatre that entertains, inspires, challenges and informs both audiences and participants alike.

Our vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed’s mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

Chickenshed runs children’s and youth theatres for over 800 young people, operates three nationally accredited education courses, engages in community outreach projects and has established a growing network of ‘sheds’ across the UK and two in Russia.

We are unique in developing and celebrating the creative energy of people who would never normally meet, much less have the opportunity to work together to produce life changing theatre.

As well as offering over 250 performances per year, we are also an educational establishment delivering Further and Higher Education courses. With Children’s and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 – 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed truly represents ‘Theatre Changing Lives’.