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For everything you need to know to enjoy your visit to the Theatrebarn.

 

Keeping Safe:

Following government guidance and advice from UK Theatres, the body which represents regional theatres across the UK, there is no longer a requirement to sign in either manually or automatically with the ‘NHS Test and Trace’ app. However:

  • All our staff will continue to wear face coverings.
  • We will ask audience members to wear face coverings when moving around the building and when seated in the auditorium.
  • Our enhanced cleaning routines will be continued and ‘touch points’ sanitised.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building.
  • The heating & cooling systems we installed in our auditorium, bar and restaurant areas during the winter of 2019/20 will ensure that our spaces are well ventilated with frequent air changes.

 

Getting here

Location

Theatrebarn

Main Street, Bretforton, Exesham, Worcestershire WR11 7JH

Located in the rural village of Bretforton, approximately 3.5 miles from Evesham.

Theatrebarn is found at the end of the private drive to Bretforton Grange just off Main Street.

Please note that some proprietary sat-nav systems have trouble finding us, but Google Maps brings you straight to our door.

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Car / Taxi

Local taxi service

Bretforton Taxis · 01386 834326.

Claremont Cars · 01386 833660.

Evesham Taxis · 07730 202299.

Parking

Parking attendants will be present on the evening to direct and ease any congestion.

On very busy evenings, we can’t guarantee that there will be on-site parking available for everyone so please car share where possible. It's better for the planet too!

Public Transport

Trains available to Evesham or Honeybourne.

Unfortunately, no buses run during our operating times.

Attending a performance

An evening at the Theatrebarn

Evenings will vary according to the performance but to give a general idea:

5.45pm (Arrival)
  • Audience members begin to arrive and circulate on the lawn (weather permitting)
  • Canapes and a complimentary drink are served
  • Drinks can be purchased from the bar, interval drinks and wine for your table can be pre-ordered
6.20 pm
  • Audience members start to take their seats in the auditorium
6:30pm (Act One)
  • Act One of the performance begins
7:20pm (Interval)
  • Audience members circulate on the lawn
  • Complimentary sweet canapes are served
  • Drinks and wine for your table can be purchased
7:40pm (Act Two)
  • Act Two of the performance begins
8:30pm (Buffet)
  • The performance ends and the Buffet begins
10:30pm
  • Carriages, the evening draws to a close

Booking tickets

Tickets can be purchased via the website or over the phone for any performance at the Theatrebarn. Visit the Shows page to see what’s coming up.

01386 577117 · admin@theatrebarn.org

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Key information

Dress Code

We believe that it’s not just the performers that enjoy a chance to dress up. Evenings at the Theatrebarn have a formal dress code and black tie is expected.

Cloakroom

The theatre operates a complimentary cloakroom service located in the entrance to the auditorium. However, we cannot take responsibility for any items left there.

Latecomers

Our team will be able to assist you to take your seats but you will have to wait until a suitable point in the performance so that the rest of the audience isn’t disturbed. For some performances it will not be possible to admit latecomers until the interval.

Photography

There is strictly no photography or filming in the auditorium during a performance.

All mobile phones must be turned off before entering our auditorium, this is a condition of entry.

Food & drink

Vegetable dish preparation

A dining experience to remember

Ticket includes drinks and canapes followed by a magnificent buffet dinner after the show.

Accessibility

For information on particular accessibility issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

01386 839 663 · admin@theatrebarn.org

Frequently asked questions

Is the Picnic Performance presented in the theatre?

Yes, the picnic is an opportunity to enjoy an informal picnic in the gardens of Bretforton Grange. The audience then take their seats in the auditorium and the performance is on stage.

What time should I arrive?

It is important to arrive in good time for the beginning of the performance as it may not be possible to admin latecomers until the interval. Start times of each show will be advertised on the website and printed on the tickets.

For a Black-Tie performance, the reception will normally start 45 minutes before the curtain goes up, so people will start arriving at 5.45pm for a performance starting at 6.30pm.

How can I book my tickets?

Tickets can be booked through the website, follow the links on the ‘Shows’ page, by telephoning 01386 577117 or by post. Cheques should be made payable to "Theatrebarn" and posted to: Theatrebarn, Bretforton Grange, Main St, Bretforton WR11 7JH

How will I receive my tickets?

Tickets can be posted to you, there is an additional charge of £1 per transaction to cover costs, or can be picked up from our Reception desk on the evening.

Can I return my tickets for a refund?

In the unlikely event that a performance cannot go ahead, all tickets will be fully refunded.

Tickets will not normally be refunded but may be offered for resale if there is a waiting list.