Skip to main content

"I think legacy is a very positive word. I see it as an exciting word that should be used more in society. It's like watering and keeping a plant growing. It's feeding something that is beautiful."

Jo Collins MBE, Chickenshed Co-Founder

Your Gift Their Future

Chickenshed believes in a society where everyone can flourish, and where we all belong.

By remembering us in your will you can help us continue to create bold and beautiful work through our productions, performance training, education courses and outreach projects. We’ve had an incredible 50 years trailblazing diversity, equality and inclusion but there’s still a lot to do. It is our young people’s limitless belief, that we can reach further, share more, and create bigger change, both nationally and globally.

  • We currently need £3.8 million a year to keep our doors open

  • £1.6 million of this needs to be fundraised.

  • Your legacy could play a role in subsidising some of this gap and helping build a better world.

Performance of We Are Chickenshed, group on stage behind wall that reads 'We Are Imagination'

Did you know?

  • Gifting even 1% to Chickenshed in your will can make a huge difference, whilst ensuring 99% of your estate still goes to your family and loved ones.

  • Making an amendment to your will (a codicil) is quick and easy. You can do it over the phone with your solicitor, quoting our charity name and registration number (The Chicken Shed Theatre Trust, Reg No: 1012369)

  • Leaving a gift to Chickenshed can reduce Inheritance Tax on your Estate. You can speak with your solicitor for further information.

  • Over 50% of people pass away ‘intestate’ (without leaving a proper will) which can cause a great deal of additional upset and stress for your loved ones left behind.

  • Making a will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are adhered to, and that the people and causes you love are looked after.

How we can help

We understand that creating a Will can be a daunting task, and there are many reasons why some of us delay it, or never get around to it. While Chickenshed would love to offer a free will service to our supporters, regrettably, this comes at the expense of the charity.

However, there are lots of reasonably priced providers out there, and we do have relationships with some local solicitors who will be happy to help you. We can also share with you the details of the UK’s largest Will writer who offers an extremely affordable service.

You can click below for the contact details of Will Providers.

Free guide to leaving a gift in your will

Explore our detailed information pack for clear insights on making a Will. It covers all of your FAQs, what types of gifts you can leave, and helpful tips for discussions with your Will making professional.

"Do something important with your life. Make a difference. It's the most beautiful thing ever."

Emma Cambridge, Chickenshed Performer

Gifts In Memory

Thinking of making a gift in your loved ones memory?

Make a donation to Chickenshed in memory of your loved one.

Performance of people holding flowers to the sky

Get in touch

If you have any queries we are happy to help. Please contact us using the information below.

  • phone

    020 8292 9222

    You can call us on the number above with any questions.

  • email

    Or email us and we'll be in touch soon.

The link you've clicked wants you to share information about yourself. Please ask a grown-up for help deciding if you should do this.