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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


FRAGILE     fragile: adj.  easily broken or damaged, delicate The next play at the Barn is "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.  For this play we have chosen the theme "Fragile" for the exhibit.  Come see what  the artists consider "fragile" - a flower, a baby?  Vote for your favorite!  The exhibit will be up April 14 - May 12.   
Violet Dauk's watercolor titled "Mean Rooster" won the People's Choice Award for their SCARY! Display in December.  Violet said she grew up on a dairy farm and they also had chickens.  There was one really mean rooster that scared her every time he was out.  “Her rendition of him must have scared a lot of you, too!”

After School Kids' Art Club Thanks to the Laura Welle Memorial Fund, we are able to offer the popular After School Kids' Art Club again this year!  Students in grades 1 thru 3 will be meeting the first and third Mondays of each month and students in grades 4 and 5 will meet the first and third Tuesdays.  We meet in our classrooms on the third floor of the Barn Theatre.  Enter through the door at 316 Becker Ave SW and go to the third floor.  There is a $3 participation fee per session. Please register through WAAC #320-235-8560.


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.

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Celebrating 50 Memorable Years!

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Cast list for Come Blow Your Horn

Alan/Matt Schiller
Peggy/ Sandy Waters
Buddy/Charlie Orth
Mr. Baker/Terry Brunson
Connie/Jessica Mooberry
Mrs. Baker/Peg Fortman


Cast list for Our Town

Stage Manager………………Matt Schiller
Dr. Gibbs……………………….Paul Stagg
Joe Crowell……………………Jacob Meyer
Howie Newsome…………..James Statz
Mrs. Gibbs…………………….Heather McCarthy
Mrs. Webb……………………Claire Schiller
George Gibbs………………..Benjamin Mooberry
Rebecca Gibbs………………Maddie Schiller
Wally Webb………………….Adam Schiller
Emily Webb…………………..Laura Miller
Professor Willard…………..Timothy Ostby
Mr. Webb………………………JP Cola
Woman in the Balcony…..Randi Larson
Belligerent Man……………..Brent Peterson
Lady in a Box………………….Colleen Dorsey
Simon Stimson……………….Gaven Sietsema
Mrs. Soames…………………..Jan Buzzeo
Constable Warren…………..Greg Hedman
Si Crowell………………………..Jacob Meyer
Dead Woman………………….Randi Larson

Man Among Dead……………Timothy Ostby

The Dead………………………..Colleen Dorsey

Another Dead Man………….Joe Glasrud

Sam Craig………………………..Brent Peterson

Farmer Carter………………….Dean Madsen

Joe Stoddard……………………TBA

People of the Town…….Joe Glasrud, Heidi Ahmann, Hayley Viessman, Kiley Mattson, Kate Lindgren, Anthony Buzzeo, Cecilia Buzzeo, Sonja Madsen


Coming Special Events

EVENT CENTER Special Exhibit

Thanks to the Willmar Education Foundation and Willmar Area Arts Grants, the Senior High in Willmar was able to start and fund a new art club with Mrs. Jessalyn Canavan (Art Teacher). This group started meeting in December and have been exploring and working on projects ranging from drawing, painting, stained glass, clay work, and some animation.

In the spring, they plan to explore the world of photography with the onset warm weather. This group has been excited to share their artwork with the community in which they live, and they hope you enjoy seeing the spirit and talent of these young artists. This is time that these 9 students come to work, explore, and build new and maintain friendship in a creative setting.

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

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A huge THANK YOU to all:  Southwest MN Arts Council award of a facility improvement grant, our Board & Committee members, volunteers, donors, Taste of Broadway fund-a-cause, and the many helping hands this summer! Because of YOU we have fulfilled a portion of our dream to modify the lounge in to a flexible event space in YOUR community theatre - The Barn Theatre! It is ready for use NOW!

Rent it for events*recitals*theatre*parties*meetings*& more!  Contact Cheri at #235-950

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

We now offer Online Tickets. Get your tickets online here.

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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