The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Barn Studio – Gala Opening

15th March 2014 at 11:00:00

By invitation only…

Following February’s Members’ Open Day, we are delighted to announce the official opening event – this time it is a case of ‘family hang back’, as we can only manage about 60 people coming to the event.

Attendance at the event will be by invitation only – we haven’t even got room to seat parents of the performers, so we will not be running a ballot for spare tickets… there just aren’t any.

We want to thank our sponsors, fund-raisers and the people who had most to do with building of the new theatre. We also want them to feel the warmest of welcomes by sharing a ‘Barn Experience’. That means we want to show off our main theatre, as well as our new baby, to have our coffee and front of house teams welcome them, alongside members of our Youth Theatre, to include speeches from Youth Theatre past members (quite a long time past in fact!) and have them enjoy a performance, followed by prosecco in the bar and one of those buffets you might get at the-end-of show party. In other words, know what they have spent their money on, or professional skills doing, and deem it very worthwhile.

The Event

11 for 11.30am
Welcome, Coffee & Tour of Main Theatre for guests

Guests invited into the Studio Theatre for speeches:
Nigel’s thank you to our sponsors and fund raisers
Members John Cook and Steve Thompson – speaking about what the Barn Youth Theatre meant to them
Cutting a ribbon held by Youth Theatre members

12 noon
Three short performances by the Youth Theatre Groups

Buffet lunch for all present

Farewells and carriages




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



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