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Chase Side, Southgate, LONDON, N14 4PE
020 8292 9222

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

Every carefully planned show incorporates educational songs, movement and language games, which help promote brain development and early learning in young children.
Having worked in partnership with early years experts over three decades, our diverse team present educational stories featuring our much loved characters - from Can-Can the beautiful bird to laid back Lion Down and The Thing That Goes Blurgh!

Dates: Fridays & Saturdays | 9 September - 26 October. Friday 11.30am | Saturday 10am & 11.30am
Plus Half Term Dates: Mon 24, Tue 25 & Wed 26 Oct | 10am & 11.30am
Running time: 50mins
Ages: 0-6yrs
Tickets: Adults & Children £7 | Free to babies under 6mths | Schools £5.50

To book tickets please telephone the Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222, email or visit

Planet Play
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Planet Play is Chickenshed’s magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration for babies and toddlers aged 0-3yrs. These 45 minute sessions will encourage young children to develop and explore the world around them through song, music, movement and a truly sensory experience.

Created by our Tales from the Shed team, Planet Play has been specifically devised to encourage play and early communication development in young children. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps to widen your child’s vocabulary and listening skills which are an essential part of learning to read, write and communicate.

So join us for musical fun and games, learn lots of new songs, play with puppets, dance and enjoy time with your little one.

Dates: Fridays | 9 September – 21 October
Times: 10am
Tickets: £7.50 | babies and children FREE
Ages: 0-3yrs
To book please telephone Chickenshed’s Box office 020 8292 9222, email or visit:

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Meet Jack - the poor and disheartened character of this year’s Chickenshed’s Christmas show!

Jack, along with his exasperated mother and bothersome sibling, live in a tiny house in a run-down seaside town. Bullied and feeling outcast, Jack takes refuge in arcade games, playing them every day on a paint-stripped pier.

One day, instead of just playing the video game, Jack becomes a part of it. Suddenly Jack is lost within a magical world where some ‘giant’ challenges must be faced.

With the help of some unusual characters, met along the way, Jack must overcome these trials to complete the levels of ‘The Beanstalk’.

Jack! is Chickenshed’s exciting new production for 2022. Each performance is filled with original music, stunning sets and breath—taking designs.

With a cast of over 200 on stage for each performance, we guarantee an unforgettable festive theatrical experience for young and old alike!

Recommended for ages 5+
To Book: Visit: | email: or telephone Chickenshed’s box office 020 8292 9222

Access performances:
British Sign Language integrated for all performances
Captioned Performances: Thu 8 Dec 12pm, Fri 9 Dec 7pm, Sat 10 Dec 7pm, Sun 11 Dec 1.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Sat 17 Dec 3pm, Sun 18 Dec 5.30pm

Christmas Tales
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Chickenshed’s fun and festive show, Christmas Tales, is back for 2022!

Adding a sprinkle of magical snowflakes, Chickenshed hugely popular Tales from the Shed show has been supersized to bring a colourful, energetic and vibrant show to the theatres biggest and brightest stage - The Rayne Theatre.

With puppets, singing, dancing and some larger-than-life characters, Christmas Tales is guaranteed to entertain the very youngest of audience (and grown-ups too!), leaving everyone happy and merry at this most wonderful time of the year!

Performance times vary please visit the website for further information. Show runs for 50 minutes.

Times: Two shows each day at 9.45am 10am, 11.30am 12pm or 1pm (please see website)
Prices: £10| Free to babies under 1yrs. Schools: £6 | Family Ticket £35
For ages: 0-7yrs
To book online visit:

Christmas Planet Play
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Chickenshed is delighted to announce that their festive version of Planet Play will be back this Christmas following a sell-out run in 2021!
Christmas Planet Play will bring our magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration to our biggest and brightest stage, the Rayne Theatre, this December.
Featuring Chickenshed’s usual musical fun and games, singing, dancing and puppets - along with some special festive surprises - Christmas Planet Play is perfect for babies and toddlers aged 0-3 years.
Join Chickenshed for a dusting of magic and some festive fun at this most special time of the year!

Friday 16 December at 9.45am | Tuesday 20 December and Wednesday 28 December at 9.45am
Prices: £10| Children free
For ages: 0-3yrs
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The theatre is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Cockfosters Underground Station and 12 minutes from Oakwood Underground Station. Both stations are on the Piccadilly line.

By bus – routes 298, 299, 307 and N91 stop outside the theatre.


If you are travelling by car, free parking is available immediately outside the building, and easy access spaces can be booked in advance through the Box Office on 020 8292 9222.


Food and drink available Monday - Saturday


Mediterranean-inspired lunch or evening meal at the family-friendly restaurant, Brothers Grill. Restaurant and bar open from 9am Monday - Saturday, and Sundays when there is an event.


Drinks available Monday - Saturday

Access Info

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Chickenshed is a company that makes beautiful and inspirational theatre, where imagination translates into empowerment. By bringing together people of all ages and from all backgrounds we produce outstanding theatre that entertains, inspires, challenges and educates both audiences and participants alike.

Using the power of performing arts Chickenshed helps people reach their full potential and feel accepted. We create a truly inclusive environment where people don’t stigmatise, label or disregard, but accept and welcome difference.

Chickenshed’s vision is a society that celebrates diversity and enables every individual to flourish.

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