Talk to us! The Barn doors are open for creative collaborations, ranging from new scripts to co-production partnerships.
The Barn has always been creatively led and commercially driven.
Being small means we can take creative risks and put innovation at the heart of our productions. And the fact that we’ve built our business from scratch with no statutory funding means we’ve always had to be expedient in our operations and ambitious in our commercial ventures.
We would love to hear from you if you’d like to work together.
Opportunities for Collaboration
Receiving Shows & Pitches
Although we have historically developed all our shows ‘from page to stage’, we invite producers to pitch shows for The Barn to receive, working on a financial split basis and/or in partnership. The right show is the right show!
We would love to collaborate with other theatres to
co-produce some of our shows. See our case study of how we worked with The Theatre, Chipping Norton on Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, which played at The Barn and Chipping Norton and went on to tour nationally.
The Barn has become an attractive partner for some of the leading independent producers in the UK. Working on a coproduction or enhancement basis, several of our shows have gone on to have successful future commercial lives, which is win-win for The Barn Theatre charity and our commercial partners. We have experience of working on enhancement deals and welcome the opportunity to explore this business model further. See our case study of how we collaborated with Mark Goucher Productions and Bob Benton of Bob & Co on Sorry Prime Minister I Can’t Quite Remember.
Barn Productions on Tour
The Barn Theatre has dabbled in small scale touring since opening. We now realise the important role our productions could play in the UK touring eco system and it has become a priority for us to develop a larger scale ‘Beyond The Barn’ operation to hit the midscale and number one touring circuit. Our productions of Jeeves & Wooster, Some Enchanted Evening, The 39 Steps, The Importance of Being Ernest and Sorry Prime Minister have all had successful touring lives beyond The Barn. See our case study of The 39 Steps.
Writers, Musicians & Other Creatives
As a producing-house theatre, we build many of our shows from the ground up. We love to work closely with artists, from script writers to composers and other creatives. We understand the process of enabling talent to produce their very best work, aiming towards the common goal of getting the best out of a story. See a case study of how we developed The Mozart Question with Michael Morpurgo, young local composer Rudy Percival, and emerging writer Vicki Berwick.
Digital Productions & Behind The Barn Door
We have been at the forefront of digital theatre and film making since taking all of our creative work online in the 2020 lockdown, and investing in first-class media facilities. See a case study of how we worked with the Lawrence Batley Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre on a digital production of What a Carve Up!
Our new podcast studio and editing suite is also now open for business. We welcome enquiries and pitches for shows and collaborations.
"I’VE BEEN AMAZED AT THE INTENSITY OF THE BARN’S PRODUCTIONS"
– MICHAEL MORPURGO
"THE LITTLE POWERHOUSE IN THE COTWOLDS"
– THE STAGE
"THE THEATRE THAT TOOK ON COVID AND WON"
– THE TELEGRAPH
"CIRENCESTER’S BARN IN NOW ON MY LIST OF THEATRES AROUND WHICH TO BUILD A DAY OUT. THE FORMER NISSEN HUT ON THE EDGE OF A GOLDEN TOWN, WITH ROOM FOR 200, IS NOT ONLY RECHARGING ESTABLISHED PLAYS, BUT CREATING NEW WORK’ "
– SUSANNAH CLAPP, THE OBSERVER
Why work with The Barn Theatre
We are a creative, ambitious, award-winning team with plans to become a one-stop shop for theatre creation at the highest level.
We are excited by the possibilities for mutual creative and commercial growth that flow from artistic collaboration, and look forward to hearing from you!
To connect, discuss and explore opportunities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can offer:
- A platform for developing and elevating productions from inception to execution
- Technical infrastructure to compete with the West End. See more here.
- General management, both at The Barn and on tour
- Tour booking and negotiation
- Marketing and PR infrastructure
- National review reputation
- Engaging and targeted content creation using our team at Barn Digital Media.
- Production and company stage management, ensuring smooth operational flow from rehearsals to curtains down
- Box Office and FOH tech and operations
- Scalability – the ability to scale a production from a small, budget-friendly show to a full-scale tour or transfer at large scale venues