The Barn Theatre is a new, 200-seat theatre in the heart of the Cotswolds. Due to open as a professional producing house in March 2018, the theatre has benefitted from £4.5M of private investment enabling the acquisition and complete renovation of the site and its historic buildings. The development has been funded by businessman and local resident, Ian Carling and his wife Chrissie. The Barn Theatre is the centrepiece of an ongoing development based at Cirencester’s grade II listed Ingleside House. The unsubsidised, not-for-profit theatre will pursue a reputation as a major producing house, attracting the best of UK theatre talent to the area. The theatre’s ambassadors include: James Dreyfuss, Poldark’s Heida Reed, Matthew Kelly and Broadway director Jerry Mitchell.
Upon its opening in March 2018, The Barn Theatre will represent the culmination of two years of extensive renovations and planning. The theatre building itself which was formerly a WWII Nissen Hut housing community and youth theatre has undergone a complete transformation and is now equipped with a 200 seat air conditioned auditorium space, a new stage and orchestra pit beneath, and the latest in lighting, sound and projection technology. A newly built atrium joins the theatre to the adjacent Ingleside House, providing a contemporary theatre bar and foyer space, and through access for audiences and visitors to the beautiful Ingleside House and gardens. The venue also includes a stunning, new stand-alone restaurant and piano bar (Teatro) with talented young chefs offering excellent food in amazing surroundings.
To find out more about The Barn Theatre and how you can help support, please visit barntheatre.org.uk
For more information about the event please see Cotswold Water Park Ball 2018