Our sessions provide young people aged 4-18 with a fun and safe learning environment, giving them the opportunity to hone skills, to make life-long friends and to become well-rounded individuals
Our tutors apply a 360 degrees approach to learning, applying various learning styles and structuring content to suit our learners’ needs. From full-scale musicals to showcases and group projects, we are invested in empowering our young people to develop both their creative skills and people skills.
The Core Programme, includes drama, music, singing, dance and creative movement, supported by a number of workshops and activities. Students enjoy a number of performance opportunities including a full scale musical, showcases, and selected professional performance opportunities with the Barn Theatre.
The Barnies Programme aims to nurture children aged 4 to 7 years old, by means of role play, multi-sensory learning and storytelling.

For more information, kindly contact our Academy Coordinator, Victoria Calvert, at victoria.calvert@barntheatre.org.uk

Past Productions


Summer Project
Our Summer Project consists of two projects wherein two groups of young people come together to stage a musical production in a fortnight. During the month of August, students work with a director, musical director and choreographer to perform a musical relevant to their age group.

The Barn Academy’s Summer Youth Projects aim to keep fees as low as possible, in line with our mission to be a theatre for the community and a theatre for all. We run open audition calls and the selection process is based on merit. We positively encourage learners from all backgrounds to apply and audition!

Our priority is inclusive and accessible learning. We acknowledge that even with the provision for reduced fees, not everybody may be able to access this opportunity. In light of this, our bursary scheme allows us to ease the burden when possible, and we recommend that all young people apply and give it shot!

For more information, kindly contact our Academy Coordinator, Victoria Calvert, at  victoria.calvert@barntheatre.org.uk

School Workshops
Barn Learning’s culture extends beyond its four walls. Our workshops programme seeks to engage people to explore facets of our Built By Barn shows, focuses on specific areas of theatre, and bespoke workshops tailored to schools’ needs.

For more information, kindly contact our Musical Director Workshop Leader, Joe Starr, at joe.starr@barntheatre.org.uk

Internships and Placements
The Learning team is invested in the professional development of young people. We provide internships and placements to local and European youth throughout the year. Our team has recently established a relationship with Studio 18, a creative youth organisation in Malta, in order to promote cultural exchange.

For more information, kindly contact our Academy Coordinator, Victoria Calvert, at victoria.calvert@barntheatre.org.uk

Academy News


The Barn Academy Youth Company is an initiative that aims to give our young creatives a voice and a safe space, wherein they can develop their practice, critical artistry and creative entrepreneurship.

Our Vision is to establish a community of practice in the Cotswolds that is renowned for inspiring young creatives to be the best they can be.

Our Ambition is to nurture future generations of theatre makers, innovators and active citizens.

For more information, kindly contact our Director of Learning and Community, Jean-Marc Cafa, at jean-marc@barntheatre.org.uk


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