THE Theatre Shed in Amersham has continued its activities online throughout the UK’s lockdown.

Initially, due to Covid 19, the organisation was unable to continue running workshops at its normal venue The Beacon School - but the situation got worse when they realised that the important fundraisers that keep them going had to be cancelled.

The Theatre Shed – an inclusive theatre company – plays an important part in the lives of many young people and is a charity, receiving no government funding.

The Theatre Shed said: “The aim of The Theatre Shed is to inspire, innovate and include through the medium of performing arts.

“Our workshops are professionally led and allow our young people to explore performance skills such as acting, singing, dancing, physical theatre and more in a supportive environment.

“We do not have an audition process, which we believe creates a more accessible pathway for all young people to engage in performing arts. “

The charity didn’t give up and the artistic team has worked extremely hard to keep The Theatre Shed up and running by going online.


They continue to run their normal workshops: Children’s Theatre Tuesday: 5.15 – 6.30pm (ages 6-11yrs); Children’s Theatre Wednesday: 5.15 – 6.30pm (ages 6-11yrs); Youth Theatre Wednesday: 6.45 – 8.45pm (ages 12+) via Zoom. These sessions are really well attended once everyone got used to using Zoom and it now feels so natural to our members.

They added: “We didn’t stop there realising that there are others in the community who would benefit from regular involvement in our activities so we expanded our activities to include Film Club for the Community. This is a chance to watch a film at the same time as your friends with an activity pack available to download from our website to go along with it.

"We normally choose two films a week– one suitable for under 12’s and the other for over 12’s with both films easily available. Occasionally the chosen film is so good both groups can watch the same film but with different activity packs to work from."

The group has, rather than stopping because of lockdown, increased many activities and continue to do and have many “even more exciting” things planned for members and the wider community - and later this month are introducing ‘tea party’ after school workshops.

For any further information about the Theatre Shed, email