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

Tel: 01959 561811
Email: barntheatre


History in Pictures

Other historical pictures can be found in the Around the Barn section


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Around the Barn



The original plan of the theatre in 1924


Notice of the Annual General Meeting in 1924

The Old Titsey Sawmill Barn, Limpsfield by R. H Yates. The original of this picture was found some years ago and hangs in the foyer.

The theatre in about 1925 when Blue House Lane still passed in front of the main doors


The interior of the theatre in about 1925


A Crichton Dramatic Club Poster from 1926

Ernest Alvia "Smokey" Smith VC from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada who was billeted in Limpsfield and used the Barn Theatre canteen during World War II. He won the VC at the River Selvio in Italy on 21/22 October 1944.
Photo taken by Des Groves in Dieppe on the 60th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid on 19th August 2002

A signwriter preparing advertising boards for An Inspector Calls in 1948


A cartoon taken from an article in the Daily Telegraph newspaper celebrating the theatre's Golden Jubilee in 1974


Refurbishment of the Gent's toilets in 1995


The Quaker Girl, Oxted Operatic Society. 1961
Back Row L-R ? Des Groves ? ?
Front Row L-R Ann Kay, ? ? Sheila Chown (now Craul),, Heather Dew (now Blee)
Photo kindly supplied by Sheila Craul

Don Pickett, Mike Butler & Jimmy Rogers in Princess Ida.
Oxted Operatic Society - April 1984
Photo kindly supplied by Don Pickett