ABOUT US

Inclusive Theatre for All Abilities

Photo by: Steven Keane

Chickenshed NYC is the inclusive theatre company for young people of all abilities and backgrounds.  We are the American cousin of London’s Chickenshed Theatre Company, which for 45 years has pioneered inclusive theatre programming.  Our programs are infused with the belief that when everyone is included, everyone flourishes.  We build a strong theatrical community in a fun, nurturing environment.  All programs and events take place at Manhattan’s 14th Street Y.  Our programs include:

Chickenshed Players are our inclusive theatre classes for kids and teens.  Children in Chickenshed Players 1 (ages 5-7) explore the world of theatre without the pressure of performance, while kids and teens in Chickenshed Players 2 (ages 7-10), 3 (ages 10-13) and 4 (ages 13-18) create an inclusive community that produces an end-of-term full musical production.  Chickenshed Players’ no-audition policy means that everyone can play.

Adventures from The Shed are immersive and inclusive performances for preschoolers and their families.  Using puppetry, music, movement, storytelling, sign language, and a bit of theatre magic, our talented Teaching Artists guide families through a 30-minute Saturday morning show.

Chickenshed NYC’s inclusive mission means that everyone can be included, regardless of finances.  We offer payment plans, reduced fees, and fee waivers.

Chickenshed NYC Inclusive Theatre Company
Email: Artistic@chickenshednyc.org
Online: https://www.chickenshednyc.org