We are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to experience the power of theatre.

Whatever your age or background, you should have access to top quality performing arts. This is why we:

  • Provide the best performing arts tuition to our community with the Barn Academy – here’s what they did last Summer with the Barn Youth Project – Les Mis in 60 seconds.

  • Make professional theatre accessible by providing free and subsidised tickets for those facing hardship (working with local charity partners).
  • Offer Barn Outreach workshops and short performances for schools – dealing with issues affecting mental health.

  • Inspire young actors, writers and musicians – here is Nathan Seatter-Messer, who played ‘Ugly’ in our recent production of ‘Honk!’

  • Award scholarships at Barn Academy for gifted and talented students unable to afford fees (means tested, by application).
  • Support writing and acting talent.
  • Open up theatre to new audiences, encouraging participation for people from all walks of life – one of the stars of ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ performed in a care home when she was here:

We believe in the power of creativity to make a real difference in lives today. Barn Outreach develops personal growth, self-expression and skills for life.

The Human Poppy

Last year, to commemorate 100 years after the end of World War One, the Barn Theatre wanted to break the record for the world’s largest human poppy. With the help of Daisy-May Cooper and the population of Cirencester, we set the record with 3,300 people.

We Remember 1918 – The Concert

On the 11th of November 2018 we also held a concert to commemorate everybody who gave their lives in the 1st World War fighting for our freedom. Our Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis visited Ypres in Belgium to lay a wreath on behalf of Cirencester,

Work with us

If you are a school or community group and would like to work with Barn Outreach, contact Jean Marc-Cafa, Barn Academy Director: jean-marc@barntheatre.org.uk

Support us

If you or your business would like to support any of the above initiatives, please visit out Support Page or contact Paul Flynn, Head of Development, on 01285 648242. Your support will make The Barn Theatre accessible to those who need life-changing experiences.