Cirencester, ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’

Cirencester, affectionately known as ‘the Capital of the Cotswolds’, is conveniently situated with London to the East, only 90 minutes away via the M4 motorway and is also accessible via its local train station, Kemble.

With its award winning Corinnium Museum, Roman Ruins, rolling countryside and bustling market town, Cirencester’s many charms make it a popular tourist destination. Within easy reach of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon and Oxford and with numerous places to stay, it is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Theatre in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has connections with many famous arts figures, including John Singer Sargent, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, the Mitford sisters, Laurie Lee and William Morris. With Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon just a stones throw away, the area is famed for literary and theatrical connections throughout history.

An Exciting Destination



The Barn Theatre hopes to become a destination theatre that appeals both to its local community and to the thousands of visitors the town receives, enhancing the cultural tapestry of Cirencester and helping to create a lasting legacy for professional theatre in the area.


Our aim at The Barn Theatre is to be a welcoming and inclusive venue for everyone. Wheelchair spaces can be made available for all performances.

We also have accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

How to find us

The Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester, GL7 1BN

On foot

The Barn Theatre is just a few minutes walk from Cirencester Town Centre.

By car

Close to the M4, Cirencester is accessed via the A417. Follow Burford Road towards the Town Centre. Beeches Road is an immediate left after the main roundabout.


There is a large car park directly opposite the theatre, and is free after 6pm.

By bus

Local buses run regularly in and around Cirencester from the surrounding areas, with the nearest stops being only 2 minutes walk from the theatre.

The National Express stops in Cirencester from destinations across the country.  This stop is directly opposite the theatre.

By train

Kemble Station, just an hour from London Paddington, is a 5 minute taxi journey to the theatre.

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