Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed returns for Summer 2012! This hugely popular interactive performance for our youngest audiences, aged 0-7, is an introduction to a universe where children and performers go on a theatrical journey together, and along the way, meet characters such as Can-Can the beautiful bird and The Thing That Goes Blurgh!

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Tales from the Shed takes us to a universe where children and performers can go on a theatrical journey together, and along the way, meet characters such as Can-Can the beautiful bird and The Thing That Goes Blurgh! 

Each show is different, but all shows use the very best in Early Years education practice to creatively improve literacy, numeracy and communication skills. 

Tales from the Shed, Chickenshed’s hugely popular interactive performances for children aged 0 – 7 years is back for the summer term.

Come and join a world where everybody can share together, believe in the magic and make it happen.

'If you have young children, get yourself to this show straight away. If you don't, borrow one or just go anyway for a wonderful reminder of the power of theatre and the sheer pleasure it can bring.' 5* Broadway Baby


 Party in the Shed

After the 11.30am Saturday show (or Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during school holidays), you can have an after-show Tales party where you'll have a designated area in the bar, scrummy party food and the Tales cast leading on the singing of Happy Birthday! What's more, the birthday boy/girl will even get a mention during the show!


290 Chase Side
London Greater London United Kingdom N14 4PE

Trusted Venue BadgeNumber of Seats: 272 (main stage), 78 (studio)

Venue Bar: Yes – restaurant in front of house

Pint: £3.80

Bottle of House Red: £10.50

Food: Sides £1-3, mains £8-14

Toilets: Yes; clean, modern, fresh

Tube: Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line, Zone 5)

Bus: Bramley Road (298), Cockfosters Road (299, 307, N91)

Chickenshed's humble origins almost 40 years ago in an actual chicken shed have been transformed over the years into an up-to-date practical theatre complex with educational facilities for all ages and abilities from performance workshops for children and senior citizens to degree-level courses. It is well known for its all-inclusive policy and all areas have full disability access. The building has recently been extended, adding a new studio space and an outdoor amphitheatre to the existing main space. As well as these, the bar area is often used for events such as the Community Chorus, comedy and jazz performances.

The front of house area has also been refurbished and offers a fresh large modern area with plenty of seating, including a designated dining area for the restaurant concession run by the popular local restaurant, Brooklyn's Grill, offering a comprehensive menu and possibly the best milkshakes in North London.

Review by Joe Crystal.

Performances at the following times:

May dates 2012  

Friday 04 May 11:30am
Saturday 05 May 10:00am and 11.30am
Friday 11 May 11:30am
Saturday 12 May 10:00am and 11.30am
Friday 18 May 11:30am
Saturday 19 May 10:00am and 11.30am
Friday 25 May 11:30am
Saturday 26 May 10:00am and 11.30am


June dates 2012

Friday 29 June 11:30am
Saturday 30 June 10:00 and 11.30am


July dates 2012

Friday 06 July 11:30am
Saturday 07 July 10:00am and 11.30am
Friday 13 July 11:30am
Saturday 14 July 10:00am and 11.30am

1 hour approximately