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.
Events at this venue
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Adult Theatre Performance Workshop
Drama workshop for adults.
Blowin' In The Wind
A brand new songbook musical featuring blues, gospel, folk and more. With a narrative thread linking protest songs and civil disobedience from the 1960s to the present day, a mirror is held up to reveal and reflect a sense of optimism that can prevail even during history's darkest hours.
The Clarinet Maestros
Chickenshed presents America's foremost swing clarinettist Ken Peplowski with the UK's renowned clarinet maestro Julian Marc Stringle. As a young man Ken Peplowski was heavily influenced by Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Ken had the honour to join Benny Goodman's last big band on tenor saxophone at the age of 18. Julian…
Community Choir at Chickenshed Theatre
Develop your vocal abilities in these ensemble workshops.
An Easter holiday activity for children years 1–8 to explore and develop a wide range of performance skills through drama, dance, singing and storytelling workshops. Parents and friends are welcome on the final afternoon to see the resulting performance. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Easter Shed (Ages 5-11)
Participants at this brilliant week-long event will explore and develop a wide range of performance skills through workshops that involve drama, dance, singing and story-making. Parents and friends will be invited in on the final afternoon to see a performance that has been devised throughout the week. Everyone is welcome…
The Guy Tortora Band
We are absolutely delighted to welcome the The Guy Tortora Band to Chickenshed this October. Over the last few years Guy Tortora has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues 'n' Roots scene in the UK and European Continent, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. Guy was born and raised in Pasadena, California and…
Jazz at the Movies
The ensemble performs jazz interpretations of movie themes and soundtracks.
Julian Marc Stringle's popular ensemble performs Al Jolson's hits and dynamic Dixieland arrangements of classic jazz melodies.
Jo Collins & Friends For Simon Cooper
Backed by her in-house band, Jo plays a set of eclectic covers in memory of Chickenshed friend and drummer who sadly passed away. All the usual pop, soul, funk, and folk will be performed and some of Simon's favourites including Status Quo.
The unrivalled multi-award winning Jazz cabaret entertainer Liane Carroll brings her unique talent back to delight the devoted Chickenshed fan club. A joyous free spirit, Liane Carroll captivates everyone who sees her perform. She delivers every song as though she wrote it. A classically trained pianist since she was…
Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz
The winner of the British Blues Awards 2015 for Best Harmonica Player is joined by highly regarded songwriter Chad Strentz on guitar.
A warm-hearted tale exploring issues surrounding refugees and immigration, based on the book by British Jamaican poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
Saturday Shed Performance Workshops
Kids of any age can drop in for these fun, friendly drama classes.
Original and classic Cuban son music by the London-located outfit.
Tales From The Shed
Interactive theatre performances for children, with varied programmes every week and featuring a range of much-loved characters.