The Barn Theatre,
25 Bluehouse Lane,
Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA

Tel: 01959 561811
Email: barntheatre
@btinternet.com

Correspondence:
15a High Street,
Westerham, Kent
TN16 1RA

Welcome to the web site of the Barn Theatre

'Surrey's oldest community theatre and the jewel in Oxted's crown'

Oh No, LOCKDOWN 3, we're shut again!

BUT although we are shut, we are involved in an initiative to collect CAKES FOR KEY WORKERS at East Surrey, Kingston and St George's Hospitals, the Ambulance Service and the local District Nursing Service.
W
e are collecting cakes at the theatre every Saturday morning for the forseeable future from 12 noon to 1pm.
On the first Saturday we collected over 70 cakes and the next many more with people queueing to deliver and arriving with bootfuls. We have been approached by more groups so we need to increase this number s
o PLEASE TRY AND HELP US IF YOU CAN

 

PROJECT BARN100
CELEBRATING A CENTURY

May 2024 celebrates 100 years of the Barn Theatre supporting the community of Oxted and Limpsfield and the towns and villages around

Since 1924, when the Barn Theatre first opened to the public, the toilet facilities at the front of house have remained unaltered except for a minor reconfiguration and replacement fittings and decorations some 28 years ago and are small and cramped and generally unsatisfactory, particularly when we have a large show audience, which is very frequently these days.

So, after almost 96 years, the Trustees were planning to address this issue in 2021 and upgrade the facilities. However, during the last year or so, the Trustees have moved further on and the proposal is now to redesign the whole entrance and front of house area to include extending out towards Bluehouse Lane to make room for newly built toilets which will double the present capacity, create a new wheelchair friendly toilet and extend the bar store to house a greater capacity of stock. The immediate entrance lobby will have an open ceiling, lit by a feature window in the apex of the new roof and provide more room for audience to wait for friends etc. The aim is to complete all the works in time for our Centenary in May 2024, hence the project title.

The total cost of these alterations and additions is estimated at close to 300,000 which is a far great amount than we thought when discussing simply upgrading the toilets. It is proposed that the works are staged as we did so successfully for the Barn 2000 extension and the DRIP Project. Phase One would be to get the new toilet blocks in position and weathertight, Phase Two would see these toilets fitted out and brought into action and Phase Three would be the final alterations to the existing toilets and bar store and redecoration and replanning of the counters to the foyer area.

We hope to start construction as soon as we can but this will be dependent on whether we have raised sufficient monies to complete Phase One by that time. Fundraising will be ongoing from now and throughout the works and we would ask for your support in helping to ensure that this project is able to proceed in a timely manner. If you can help in any way please e-mail barntheatre@btinternet.com or telephone 07802 302025

 

When we can, we will re-open and will be presenting a number of socially distanced events in our professionally certified COVID-Secure venue.

Obviously, the situation is very challenging so please contact the individual hirer or if necessary the office number (01959 561811) for more information on specific shows.
This website and our Facebook page will be updated as the situation becomes clearer.

To ensure everyone visiting the theatre is aware of the arrangements we have made to minimise the infection risk, please see below



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LOCKDOWN QUIZ IN AID OF THE NHS
Just for a little light relief we designed a theatrical and Barn related quiz. We asked for a small donation to enter, with all proceeds being given to the NHS and thanks to your generosity we were able to donate £150.

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This community theatre is home to two local groups in particular, Oxted Musical Theatre Company (formerly Oxted Operatic Society) and The Oxted Players who have presented hundreds of shows at the Barn since the 1940's.
The Friends of the Barn who were formed in 1981 are a separate organisation which supports all aspects of the running of the theatre through servicing the Front-of-House function.

The theatre is also available and used by many other local groups including the Southern Counties Drama Festival, Glow Theatre Group and Kenley Holiday Workshop who enjoy the facilities provided at this fully equipped venue.

To book the theatre or for any enquiries, please contact Bruce Reed on barntheatre@btinternet.com


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Registered Theatre Office and Correspondence Address:
Oxted & Limpsfield Barn Theatre Company Ltd.

15a High Street
Westerham
Kent     TN16 1RA

Tel: 01959 561811

Registered in England
Company Number 00190597

We are also a Charity
Charity Number 1064318