Christmas Tales is Chickenshed’s fun and festive show for children aged 0-7 years old.
We have added a sprinkling of magical snowflakes to our regular Tales from the Shed shows to create Christmas Tales – a supersized, colourful, energetic and vibrant show being performed in our 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 joyful at this most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas Tales shows are in the mornings at 9:30am, 10am, 11:15am or 2:30pm and run for 50 minutes. They are crazy, lively and huge fun – you really won’t want your little ones to miss the show!
Christmas Tales will also be performed at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield during December. Dates from 6th December – 30th December. Ticket price £8. See www.chickenshed.org.uk for further details
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE
Dates: Wednesday 5th December – Sunday 30th December
Times: Two shows every day at 9:30am and 11:15am or 10am and 2:30pm
Running time: 50 mins
Tickets: £10 | Family Ticket* £35 | Schools £6 | Free to babies under 1yr
For ages: 0-7 years
About Chickenshed Theatre
Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that first began in 1974. Primarily based at our own purpose-built venue in North London, we create theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year.
We are also a registered charity and rely heavily on the generous support of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations in order to continue our pioneering work.
Performance is at the heart of everything that we do, and brings together all aspects of the company. Our work uses the stage to celebrate diversity and performance as a vehicle to communicate with audiences and tackle topical social issues. We regularly present original and entertaining productions for young children, families and adults. We also create new work, inspired by the people around us, about personal and social issues that affect society today which we then take on tour to theatres, community centres and schools across the UK.
Chickenshed changes lives by bringing young people from all social and economic backgrounds, cultures and abilities together to study creatively alongside each other, many of whom have been marginalised by society and excluded from mainstream educational settings. We welcome over 200 students onto our Level 3, Foundation Degree and BA courses every year. 66% of students would not otherwise have the opportunity to study, yet 95% of these same students achieve a nationally recognised qualification at Chickenshed.
We believe that every person who joins our company positively changes the way that we work. We work to every individual’s strengths, finding the creative environment that will enable them to flourish. We hold weekly workshops for over 900 children and young people – providing them with a safe and rewarding environment where they can gain a new-found confidence and have the chance to regularly perform in major in-house productions.
Chickenshed has established a network of partners that enables us to effectively target children and young people who would otherwise not be able to access our work. We regularly take our inclusive outreach model on the road, delivering over 15 projects and benefiting over 15,000 young people every year in venues ranging from primary schools and young offender centres, to mainstream and special schools. Our work engages and educates young people about relevant social issues through the power of performance and active participation in workshops.
Young Creators is a professional development programme which launched in 2013, providing young people with access to training and practical work experience in a variety of theatre skills. The programme provides a platform which teaches young people creative skills and arms them with the necessary tools to further their professional development. Each year, up to 165 Young Creators can benefit from the programme.