The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
The Welwyn Drama Festival presents
A week of entertaining, dramatic competition.
20th – 25th May 2024 at 7.30pm (Sat 7pm)

Please Note: Saturday 25th starts at 7pm

We are very pleased to be welcoming the Welwyn Drama Festival once again. It’s their 89th year and they provide a wonderful week of entertaining, dramatic competition.

There are two or three short (one-act) plays each night. Teams must adhere to the festival rules and will be awarded marks by professional GoDa adjudicator Bob Tomson for acting, production, stage presentation and dramatic achievement. The winning team is awarded the prestigious Welwyn Cup, and the chance to perform at the National Drama Festival (formerly the British All-Winners Festival). The other awards presented on the final night include an Audience Appreciation Award, voted for by those who purchased one of the great-value Festival Season Tickets.

See for more details.

Box Office Information

Monday – Friday | 9am – 7pm
Saturday | 9am – 5pm

Musicals: Ticket prices for musicals may differ.

Members' Tickets

Member tickets are £12 for most main-stage productions. To access this special price, use the password published in Barn News. Members’ discount is not available on the last night.


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Ian Major

Ian Major

Welcome to the Barn Theatre website. Here you can find out about what’s going on and who we are, and you can also buy tickets for all our productions. I’m sure you’ll find something you want to watch.

We are well into the season and audiences are enjoying the wide selection of plays. The casts and crews are ready and auditions and rehearsals are under way for productions later in the season.

We have a thriving membership, and our club nights are very popular, including Jazz at the Barn and comedy nights. There’s also Singers at the Barn every month.

Please think about joining us and playing a part, as every show needs lots of volunteers on stage, backstage and helping out with the bar and box office. The Barn is open to everyone, and it’s a great way to make new friends. There’s a link on the Membership page where you can join.

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre.


Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase



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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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