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The Barn Theatre
is a community theatre located in Willmar, Minnesota. It is one of a few community theatres in the country that has its own building. We also have wonderful community support. The theatre is located in downtown Willmar, Minnesota at 321 4th St SW and is handicapped accessible.

Box Office Hours

Office hours:
Mon-Fri 9-4 and one hour prior to performance

Saturday hours 1-3 during productions

Be a Volunteer
Be a volunteer at The Barn Theatre. Send for info at info@thebarntheatre.com
or call 320-235-9500.
Make a Donation

Friend $50, Supporter $100, Patron $150, Advocate $250, Director $500.

Make it payable to:
The Barn Theatre
PO Box 342
Willmar MN 56201

Be an Underwriter

Call us about becomming an Underwriter of a play.

Season Membership

Winter Season tickets $50

Summer Season tickets $50

Art Gallery


Visit The Barn Theatre Art Gallery (located on the mezzanine level of the front lobby)

The Classics

The next production at the Barn Theatre is "An Evening of Culture" by Mark Landon.  Once again we will have a themed, invitational exhibit running with the production.  We have chosen the theme of "The Classics."  Any classic works - a classic movie, book, musical piece, automobile, person!  You'll be limited only by your imagination.  Works must be delivered to the Arts Council office by March 31.  There is a $5/work fee for Arts Council members and an $8/work fee for non-members.  The exhibit will be up April 1 - 30. The public will vote for their favorite piece and the winner will be announced on our website.  Contact the Arts Council office for more information.

www.WillmarAreaArtsCouncil.org.  Please take time to view the exhibit and vote for your favorite work.


Frequently Asked Quetions

What are your ticket policies?
There are no refunds on tickets. Ticket exchanges may be made at least 24 hours in advance of purchased performance with a $2.00 per ticket transfer fee (fee is waived for Barn Theatre Season Ticket holders). Any unused ticket(s) may be turned into the Box Office before any performance for a tax-deductible donation receipt.
When are the performances?
All productions on weekdays and Saturdays start at 7:30 pm. Sunday matin?es begin at 2:30 pm. Please visit the Shows page for specific dates and times for each production.
At what time should I arrive?

Please arrive early for performances. Doors to the lobby open at least one hour before curtain time, and guests are admitted to the auditorium 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. If guests are buying tickets or picking up tickets at the Box Offices, they should allow at least 15 minutes to do so, as there are often lines. As a courtesy to all guests, late arrivals and guests re-entering the theater may be asked to wait to be seated until a suitable break in the performance occurs, at the discretion of the House Manager.
At what age should I bring my children? Etiquette questions?

While we at The Barn Theatre are always excited by the prospect of inspiring a love for performing arts in children, full-length performances may not always be appropriate for children under the age of six. This policy does not apply to performances of Hayloft Productions. Children are welcome to attend these performances, designed especially for young theatergoers, with responsible parent or guardian. All persons entering the theater-regardless of age-must have a ticket, including children sitting on a parent or guardian's lap. These tickets are sold at the full Student price. Regardless of age, all persons attending should be able to sit quietly through a performance. If patrons become disruptive during a performance to other members of the audience, ushers will insist that they leave the theater. No refunds will be available.
May I take pictures or record the performance?

Please turn off or silence cell phones, pagers, and other ?noisy? devices as a courtesy to others. Text messaging while in the theater is not allowed. Due to contractual obligation and as a courtesy to the artists, the use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited. Violators may be asked to leave without refund.
Do you offer anything to eat or drink?
We have a concession stand offering coffee, pop, water, and cookies during our intermissions. There is also a Wine Bar available in our lobby one hour prior to performances and during intermission.
What should I wear?

Most guests arrive at the Barn Theatre in what might best be described as ?business casual? - clothes in which they feel comfortable. Suit jackets and ties are not required for men. Jeans are perfectly acceptable. Individuals having a special ?night out on the town? may arrive dressed as such. During holiday season, some families-especially the children-will come dressed in holiday finery. The temperature in the theater varies from production to production based on audience and cast size. We suggest bringing a sweater or light jacket to insure you are as comfortable as possible.
Do you cancel performances due to inclement weather?

At The Barn Theatre we believe that ?the show must go on!? Occasionally, however, a performance must be canceled, usually due to inclement weather. In the event of a show cancellation, tickets will be exchangeable or refundable, with refunds given in the form of a complimentary ticket certificate. In the event of inclement weather, ticket holders should check with Operation Snow desk by listening to Willmar radio station Q102.5 FM or KWLM 1340 AM, or view the Operation Snow desk website at http://www.yourq102.com/Operation-Snowdeak/7679801.

Welcome to the Barn Theatre!
Our mission is to provide affordable, quality performing art to our community. The Barn will promote community involvement, afford opportunities for personal growth for it's volunteers, display and develop talent, and provide leadership for the fine arts.



Legacy Statement SMAC (2013 )

This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, through an appropriation from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

(Legacy Statement 2008) SMAHC

This activity is funded in part, by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council through an appropriation from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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Box Office Hours M-F, 9-4:00  THE BARN THEATRE  321 SW 4th ST  Willmar MN  320-235-9500

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The BARN Theatre * 50 Yrs * Season 2014-2015
see below

2013-14 Season

2014 Summer Brochure

(Season pass on sale now-single tickets June 1)

NUNCRACKERS! by Dan Goggin
Sponsored by Heritage Bank

THE MARRIAGE GO ROUND by Leslie Stevens Sponsored by Marketing Concepts/Ability Commerce

APR. 3-6, 10-13, 2014 AN EVENING OF CULTURE by Mark Landon
“A bumbling bunch attempting Romeo & Juliet”.

JUNE 16, 17, 19-24, 26-28, 2014 GYPSY music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurentsy
“The dreams & efforts of an artist and her memoirs of her “ultimate showbiz mother.”

AUG. 13-16, 19-22, 2014 7:30pm
by Brandon Thomas
“One of the most loved comedies of all time! .”
This production is underwritten by: Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc.

Director Tom Orth
Technical Director Quincy Roers

Terry Brunson
Leia Zwilling
Jessica Mooberry
Anton Switajewski
Dave Holmquist
Nancy Geiger
Cherry Olsen
Steve Verhelst
Ben Mooberry
Christopher McAninch

Tickets available for all performances at The Barn Theatre Box Office

321 4th St SW
Willmar MN  56201 
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm.

SEPT. 10-13, 17-20, 2014 THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash
“The romantic story about travails of love and transformation.”

The BARN Theatre * 50 Yrs * Season 2014-2015

OCT. 23-25, 2014– Hayloft Players WE ARE MONSTERS By Denver Casado & Betina Hershey
Directed by Nikki Bettcher Erickson Auditions: Sept 22

DEC. 4-7, 11-14, 2014 A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens, adapted by Romulus Linney
Directed by Keith Green Auditions: Oct 6 & 7

FEB. 12-15, 19-22, 2015 THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Nikki Bettcher Erickson Auditions: Dec 1 & 2

APR.16-19, 23-26, 2015 THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Maureen Style Auditions: Feb. 2 & 3

JUNE 11-16, 18-21, 2015 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Liz Wheeler Auditions: Apr 6 & 7

AUG. 12-15, 18-21, 2015 COME BLOW YOUR HORN by Neil Simon
Directed by Tom Orth Auditions: July 12

SEPT. 10-13, 17-20, 2015 OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Jerry Morrison Auditions: July 13 & 14


(Season Passes will be on sale October 2014 and April 2015)

The BARN Theatre 321 SW 4th Street Willmar MN 56201 320-235-9500

The Barn Theatre
PO Box 342
321 4th St SW
Willmar, Minnesota 56201


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