The Values of the Academy:

  1. Providing relevant and quality training in the performing arts in a safe learning environment;
  2. Ensuring that young people can assess their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use them to set goals;
  3. Empowering young people to explore their options and to encourage them to make informed and committed choices;
  4. Instilling a life-long sense of play and a thirst for knowledge in each member;
  5. Encouraging social responsibility, active citizenship and an awareness of identity, diversity and legacy in each young person;

About The Academy

Based in Cirencester, we offer professional tuition to young people, aged 4-18. We aim to create a fun and energetic environment for our students, giving them the chance to form life-long friends and become well-rounded individuals. We offer three terms of tuition that culminates in a full-scale performance to the highest standard with a live orchestra, full set, props and costumes.

Learning by doing; every student will develop their skills, technique and knowledge in all three of the major aspects of theatre and the performing arts: Acting, Singing and Dancing.  Not only this but they will be constantly working as a team to produce the same fun-packed goal.For our younger members, we offer a separate 90-minute class. Our classes for 4 – 7 year olds use the performing arts to develop later life skills. This culminates in specially-adapted, teacher-led mini-performances during the year.

The Barn Academy Youth Company focus on theatre-making and devised work. The company aims to provide students with the opportunity to work as an ensemble, applying their skills and discovering multidisciplinary approaches to theatre. Recruitment takes play by audition. Ex-senior members of the Barn Academy are welcome to join! Book a place now: 01285 648244 or email

Book a place now: 01285 648244 or email 


Group Ages Aims
“BARNIES” 4-7 Make new friends!
“ACT ONE” 8-11 Discover!
“INTERVAL” 12-14 Unlock your potential!
“ACT TWO” 14-18 Get focused!
1-to-1 Acting 12+
1-to-1 Singing 12+
Barn Youth Company 14+


ACT ONE / INTERVAL / ACT TWO Every Sunday 9:45am to 1:00pm
BARNIES Every Sunday 10:00am to 11:30am
1-TO-ONE Acting and Singing Every Tuesday after school (auditions in October)
Barn Youth Company Every Wednesday after school (auditions in October)


Book a Place

Interested in enroling a student in our 2018/19 term? Leave your details with us below and we will be in touch!

Select multiple groups if you are interested in enrolling more than one child

Past performances:

  • We Remember 2018: The Concert (Winter 2018)
  • Les Miserables (Summer 2018)
  • Aladdin Jr (Summer 2018)
  • Oliver! (Spring 2018)
  • Cirencester Christmas Spectacular (Winter 2017)
  • Seussical Jr (Summer 2017)
  • Spring Awakening (Summer 2017)
  • Little Shop Of Horrors (Spring 2017)
  • Cirencester Christmas Spectacular (Winter 2016)
  • Wizard Of Oz (Spring 2016)