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About Angel Shed

A Barrier-smashing Inclusive Performing Arts Charity

Established in 2004, we have engaged thousands of children and young people across Islington and beyond.

Angel Shed is a space for children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds to access the transformative power of participation in the performing arts. 

We actively reach out to those most likely to experience exclusion as we know from our members that those with disabilities, mental health issues, special education needs, emotional and behavioural needs, LGBTQ+ people, young carers and those from communities experiencing racism and racial inequality can face the greatest barriers. 

Angel Shed offers long-term engagement with all our children and young people, with a high percentage of our members staying with us for many years. 

 

What We Do

We believe that every child and young person, regardless of ability or background, should be able to participate in the performing arts.

We provide regular workshops for children and young people in theatre, music, and movement.

We create an inclusive, creative, and supportive space in which there are no barriers to participation, everyone’s needs are supported, and all voices are listened to and valued.

We bring our work into the community for those who face the biggest barriers to participation through artistic projects and workshops. 

We provide training and development opportunities for members and volunteers through our Volunteer Programme and our Youth Board.

We are always open to new ideas, projects, and partnerships to support our development, delivery, and growth. 

 

Our Workshops

Angel Shed provides a range of performing arts activities for members aged 5-19, with workshops and performances taking place in professional theatre spaces at City and Islington College.

Our creative programme spans the performing arts to celebrate difference, engage the community, and inspire social change.

We are led by the ideas of our 100+ members and our children and young people are active participants in the planning, creation, and performance of our work.

We create inspirational and outstanding youth-led theatre, focused on long-term collaboration with children and young people from across the Islington community.

Regular performances give members the opportunity to share their work with an audience, including those most important to them.

 

Our Ethos

Through our inclusive creative practice we provide a safe place for our members to express themselves, develop confidence, and grow into curious, creative and courageous young people.

We are inclusive in every aspect of our work: anyone is welcome to join, we never audition, our workshops are free to those who cannot afford them, and we provide 1:1 support to those who require it.

We adapt to the specific needs of each individual, meaning everyone can participate in a way which works for them. 

Our inclusive practice and youth-led approach allows our members to share the stories, issues and topics which are relevant to them.

Our highly experienced and trained creative staff and volunteer team are the backbone of our work, delivering high-quality artistic work while providing the most appropriate support for each participant. 

Angel Shed is a registered charity (no. 1111684)