A sketch of the outside of the Barn TheatreAbout the Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre Trust exists for all those people, young and old, interested in the Theatre, both on and off stage. Many of our members simply enjoy the social aspects for the Theatre. In addition to offering acting roles in plays, or opportunities to get involved back stage with creative teams, the Club has other activities including special Club nights and social events, plus use of the Club Room Bar most evenings. A monthly newsletter keeps members informed of forthcoming events.

Newcomers to the Barn are usually impressed by two things: the quality of the productions, and the astonishing transformation of a 17th century farm building into a modern well equipped theatre. The ancient huge timbers of this listed building house a recently refurbished raked auditorium, affording excellent vision from all seats, plus a cosy Club Room Bar.

Over the years The Barn Theatre Trust has achieved a high reputation, regularly winning Drama Festival Awards for the quality of its productions, and has attracted some of the best talents. It also has an enviable record of attracting high volume audiences.

In addition to providing a varied programme of plays, we regularly offer special presentations by well known names who have appeared in the West End, the Royal National, and the RSC.

As one first time patron said, “I had no idea that this quality of theatre was on my doorstep”

Read more about the Barn's history as a working barn and a theatre. There is more about the history of Welwyn Garden City on Herts Memories.