25th July – 5th September

Click here for all questions regarding your time at BarnFest, including COVID-19 safety and procedure.


Following the Government’s announcement allowing outdoor theatre to operate after the 11th July, The Barn Theatre are launching BarnFest – Outdoor Theatre Festival which will begin at the end of July through to 5th September in the beautiful Ingleside gardens adjoining the theatre next to their award winning Téatro restaurant.

Our outdoor festival is packed with theatre entertainment, children’s shows and family fun for all the community to enjoy from Tweedy the Clown to Shakespeare.

To premiere our summer long festival, TWEEDY THE CLOWN will be launching his own show, TWEEDY: AL FRESCO! opening on SATURDAY 25th.

The event will utilise the large open space at Ingleside where families can watch their favourite entertainer live in a safe social distanced environment whatever the weather. Don’t worry if it’s raining because we have procedures in place to keep everyone dry!

Spaces will be limited for each event because of social distancing, but it will be a great opportunity to safely reconnect with friends and family and enjoy an hour of fun and mayhem, Tweedy style!

Your safety is paramount at all times. Rest assured that we have taken all precautions to ensure we adhere stringently to all government guidelines. Please see HERE for information about our venue and how we are keeping our audience and staff safe.

Areas will be divided into boxes which individuals or families can purchase. Boxes will be priced at £40 each and are available for up to 4 people and £50 nearer to the stage. So, you could watch great live entertainment for just £10 per person (price based on a box of 4 people sharing).

Please email boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk to reserve your place as we do anticipate this event to sell out quickly.

For our evening performances there will be an opportunity to make it extra special by combining your entertainment with a pre or post-show dining experience, at our award-winning Téatro restaurant. Click HERE for information about booking a table. There are limited boxes available so to reserve your space please email boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk


  • Please observe social distancing at all times. To ensure that social distancing measures are strictly adhered to, we have staggered the arrival time across our seats. We ask that customers arrive at the specified time to prevent large queues from forming.
  • Our festival site is located next door to the Barn Theatre, in the garden of Ingleside House. please enter through the gate opposite the Beeches Road car park. A member of our Front of House team, who will all be wearing BarnFest t-shirts and masks, will direct you to the festival entrance. If a large number of customers arrive at once, we may ask that you safely queue in front of the Barn Theatre’s main entrance. You will then be escorted to the festival by a member of staff.
  • You will be temperature checked on arrival. using a non-contact sensor We will be unable to admit anyone with a temperature above 37.8 degrees.
  • We ask that all customers wear masks at BarnFest. If you do not have a mask, you can purchase one on arrival. All of our staff are also required to wear masks.
  • Please ensure that you and all members of you party, particularly children, stay within your ticketed box unless visiting the bar or toilets.
  • There is no heating at the venue so please dress accordingly.  If you have a box in the uncovered area you may wish to bring a hat or similar – umbrellas are not permitted during the performance.  
  • We are operating a one-in-one-out policy with our toilets. Please help us to ensure this is followed.

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