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
Mon-Fri 9-4 and one hour prior to performance
Saturday hours 1-3 during productions
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.
Winter Season tickets $45
Summer Season tickets $45
Visit The Barn Theatre Art Gallery (located on the mezzanine level of the front lobby)
The current Barn Theatre gallery exhibit is an invitational exhibit sponsored by the Willmar Arts Arts Council in collaboration with The Barn Theatre. The theme for this exhibit, which relates to their current production, THE MARRIAGE GO ROUND by Leslie Stevens, is Love Makes the World Go Round. In the past the works were judged and a $100 prize given to the work that best reflected the theme. Beginning with this exhibit, the public will be the judge. There are ballots and a ballot box in the gallery and everyone is invited to vote for their favorite piece of art. The exhibit will be up until March 14 when we will announce the winner on our website – 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.
Box Office Hours M-F, 9-4:00 THE BARN THEATRE 321 SW 4th ST Willmar MN 320-235-9500
OCT. 24, 25,26, 2013– Hayloft Children’s Theatre workshop/play HONK, JR!
DEC. 5-8, 11-15, 2013 NUNCRACKERS! by Dan Goggin
“The NUNSENSE Christmas musical.”
FEB. 6-9, 13-16, 2014 THE MARRIAGE GO ROUND by Leslie Stevens
“Love conquers all in this romantic comedy.”
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 CHARLEY’S AUNT by Brandon Thomas
“One of the most loved comedies of all time! .”
SEPT. 10-13, 17-20, 2014 THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash
“The romantic story about travails of love and transformation.”
Youth Theatre is back! Calling all students grades 5-7! more info
Dates: March 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks
Location: Barn Theatre 3rd floor Theatre Classroom-use 316 Becker Ave/elevator to 3rd
Fee: $45.00 per student (includes 11 sessions + performance date)
To Register: The Barn Theatre at 321 4th St SW Willmar 320-235-9500
Minimum 10 registrants needed to hold class (registration form).
MANY THANKS TO OUR DONORS, SUPPORTERS, UNDERWRITERS, PATRONS, VOLUNTEERS AND LISTENERS!!!! YOU make this community theatre possible!!!!!