Chickenshed

Chickenshed
Chickenshed
290 Chase Side, London, N14 4PE
  • Telephone 020 8292 9222
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  • Website www.chickenshed.org.uk
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Socially conscious theatre company based in Southgate. Bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds, Chickenshed aims to create theatre to entertain, inspire, challenge and inform audiences and participants.

Established in 1974 by musician and composer Jo Collins and teacher and director Mary Ward, the theatre literally began in an old chicken shed.

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There are 21 events at this location

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BJ Cole

The London-based pedal steel guitarist plays experimental jazz.

Sun 3 Jun

£10 / 020 8292 9222

Pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole is joined by guitarist and collaborater Joe Papa and bass player Jonny Bridgwood for a night of music in an intimate setting.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Comedy Night

Regular comedy night featuring well known and new faces who only have one goal – to make you laugh.

Thu 17 May

£10 / 020 8292 9222

  • 20:00 – 22:30
  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 17 May

£10 / 020 8292 9222

Character comedy and anecdotes from Joe Bor, plus Kojo, Archie Maddocks and MC Tom Webb.

  • 20:00

Thu 14 Jun

£10 / 020 8292 9222

MC James Redmond, best-known for his TV acting roles in Hollyoaks and Casualty, presides over a line-up featuring Otiz Cannelloni, Dave Green and Clinton Baptiste.

  • 20:00

Comedy Shed

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8292 9222

Featuring Joe Bor, Kojo, Archie Maddocks and MC Tom Webb.

Community Choir

The Chickenshed Community Choir is a uniquely inclusive environment to develop your singing skills as part of an ensemble through a fantastic series of vocal sessions. During the workshop you will learn and help to develop vocal arrangements for a wonderful mix of songs arranged with a Chickenshed twist! Each week choir…

Wed 2 May

£7.50 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Wed 9 May

£7.50 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Wed 16 May

£7.50 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:30 – 20:30
…and 5 more dates until 20 Jun

Jo Collins & Friends

Collins plays pop, soul, funk and folk covers at this informal session.

Sun 29 Apr

Bar

£10 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:30

Jo Collins and Friends for Simon Cooper II

Simon Cooper was a long time Chickenshed member, drummer - and a keen entrepreneur! After he joined Chickenshed aged 12, it very quickly became apparent that he was a prodigious drummer, and became a founder member of the Youth Band. Due to his ongoing health issues, he was never really a 'conscientious' school attender…

Sun 10 Jun

£15 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:30

Joe Bor: A Room with a Jew

An hour of stand up from award winning comedian and Jewish Comedian of the year Joe Bor.

Sun 6 May

£10 / 020 8292 9222

Liane Carroll and Julian Marc Stringle

Chickenshed's two most popular jazz performers come together for a sparkling fundraising concert in the 'Rayne Theatre'. Liane Carroll is unquestionably the UK's best-ever solo 'jazz-cabaret' performer, and the celebrated Clarinet Maestro Julian Marc Stringle's Latin influenced jazz-funk 'Dream Band' features a remarkable…

Sun 13 May

Rayne Theatre

£20 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Mr Stink

"Their production of my book The Midnight Gang is beautiful, and made me laugh and cry in equal measure. Do try and see it and all the work of the Chickenshed if you can.' David Walliams Following 2017's rip-roaringly successful adaptation of The Midnight Gang, Chickenshed proudly presents a brand new adaptation of David…

Wed 18 Jul

£5–£15 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:00

Thu 19 Jul

£5–£15 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:00

Fri 20 Jul

£5–£15 / 020 8292 9222

  • 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 5 Aug

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, this powerful and affecting play by Dale Wasserman concerns Randall Patrick McMurphy who agrees to be committed to an asylum for mental assessment, rather than spend another spell in jail.

Fri 20 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 8292 9222

Sat 21 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 8292 9222

Mon 23 Apr

£10–£18 / 020 8292 9222

…and 17 more dates until 12 May

Planet Play's Thousand And One Days

Especially recommended for very young children, join the Tales team for a fun and interactive sensory session based on the stories and fables from our main summer show, Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. This will be a brilliant and immersive opportunity for children to really get involved in true Tales from the Shed…

Thu 26 Jul

£6 / 020 8292 9222

  • 09:30

Fri 27 Jul

£6 / 020 8292 9222

  • 09:30

Sat 28 Jul

£6 / 020 8292 9222

  • 09:30
…and 5 more dates until 4 Aug

The Saturday Shift

Join us on Saturday 16 June for The Saturday Shift, a brilliant afternoon session giving a flavour of Chickenshed's Children's Theatre through play, performance techniques and interactive workshop games, all run using Chickenshed's unique inclusive methodology. Everyone, aged 5-12, is welcome regardless of experience.

Fri 15 Jun

£8 / 020 8292 9222

  • 13:00 – 14:30
  • 15:00 – 16:30

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

Six week course on stand-up comedy techniques (starts 18 Apr).

Wed 25 Apr

Over-16s only

£200 / 020 8292 9222

Wed 2 May

Over-16s only

£200 / 020 8292 9222

Wed 9 May

Over-16s only

£200 / 020 8292 9222

…and 4 more dates until 6 Jun

Stand-up Comedy Workshop By Joe Bor

Interested in stand-up comedy? Sign up to a 6 week course by an award winning comeidan Joe Bor who will take you through the writing process, assisting you in honing a set and providing valuable tips for performing. Joe has been a comedian for 12 years and has done warm up for some of the biggest TV shows in the country…

Wed 2 May

£200 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 9 May

£200 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 16 May

£200 / 020 8292 9222

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 6 Jun

The Summer Scratch

This summer we are introducing a summer theatre project for 13-17 year olds who are interested in sharing and developing a passion for writing, performance, movement and music. Participants will be guided by Chickenshed's Youth Theatre Directors and our current Youth Theatre members in devising, writing, choreographing…

Mon 30 Jul

£70 / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 31 Jul

£70 / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 1 Aug

£70 / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Summer Shed

As the Summer Holidays begin and the children are full of excitement and hope for the weeks ahead, get them along to Chickenshed for lots of drama, dance, story-making, music and fun. Beginning on the Monday morning children will be part of a group that will together come up with a idea, create a story, learn songs and…

Mon 23 Jul

£150 / 020 8292 9222

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 24 Jul

£150 / 020 8292 9222

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 25 Jul

£150 / 020 8292 9222

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 3 Aug

Tales from the Shed

A chance for children to get involved in a live theatre performance and make the story happen. Suitable for ages nought to six.

Fri 20 Apr

£6 accompanying adult (Children £6) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:20

Sat 21 Apr

£6 accompanying adult (Children £6) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:20

Fri 27 Apr

£6 accompanying adult (Children £6) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:20
…and 13 more dates until 9 Jun

Tales from the Shed

A collection of tales, songs and fun characters presented as interactive performances.

Fri 20 Apr

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Sat 21 Apr

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Fri 27 Apr

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

  • 11:30 – 12:30
…and 13 more dates until 9 Jun

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Tales from the Shed present stories from the Arabian Nights.

Sat 21 Jul

£7 / 020 8292 9222

Mon 23 Jul

£7 / 020 8292 9222

Tue 24 Jul

£7 / 020 8292 9222

…and 8 more dates until 4 Aug

The Weekend Itch

Chickenshed practitioners are inviting young people age 13-17 who are interested in performing arts to spend an afternoon creating innovative theatre in our unique and inclusive environment. Through a series of workshop games we will work together to create new pieces of theatre that draw upon your ideas. If you want to…

Sat 19 May

£10 / 020 8292 9222

  • 13:00 – 18:00

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