Not many people know that The Barn Theatre is an unsubsidised charity and that we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund our original productions, community work and free ticket schemes.
OUR FREE TICKET SCHEMES
PLAY IT FORWARD
This is our community initiative, developed to allow EVERYONE an opportunity to access quality theatre, regardless of income, health or age. Your donations to our Play it Forward scheme have funded thousands of theatre visits from isolated older people and local state schools.
In 2024 we are expanding the initiative to include cancer patients and those suffering with chronic pain and mental health problems.
BIG NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Starting in 2024, we are launching a new scheme called The Big Neighbourhood Watch, where we encourage our Barn community to bring a friend or neighbour, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to come to the theatre, to watch a show WITH THEM. Perhaps an older person who lives alone, or a single parent who could do with a night off. These ‘Big Neighbourhood Watch’ tickets will be available for £0 on our booking page, and valid Monday—Wednesday for the first three weeks of each show run.
You can support The Big Neighbourhood Watch scheme by:
- Bringing someone in need of some community support to a show, marked ‘Neighbour’ on our booking page
- Telling your friends what we’re doing, in person and via social media
- Making a donation of one or more tickets to allow people most in need of a boost, to experience the magic of theatre
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
From bringing new people to theatre to launching creative careers and facilitating huge community events, here are just some of the ways that your contributions help make our community a better place.
ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS & LAUNCHING CAREERS
EDUCATION, OUTREACH & EVENTS
BARN COMMUNITY & THEATRE FOR ALL
WITH HUGE THANKS TO
everyone who already supports us:
TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS
The Foyle Foundation
The Notgrove Trust
Macfarlane Walker trust
The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust
Jack Lane Charitable Trust
The Cotswold Primrose Trust
D’Oyle Carte Charitable Trust
Gloucester Community Foundation
Hitchins Family Trust
The Number Crunchers
St James Place
DentArtwork Dental Care Centre
Cotswold District Council
Cirencester Town Council