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
The Barn Theatre gallery exhibit for September is an invitational exhibition sponsored the Willmar Area Arts Council in collaboration with the Barn Theatre. This is the first exhibit that coincides with and relates to the current production at the Barn - BUS STOP. The theme of this exhibit is “Getting There – Modes of Transportation.” The Arts Council put out a call to area artists to submit works for display and were delighted with the response. An open house reception will be held in the gallery at the Barn Theatre from 5:30 – 7:00 on opening night, September 11. The public is invited to come view the display and meet the artists. Be sure to visit the Box Office to purchase tickets for this wonderful William Inge comedy, BUS STOP, featuring many of your favorite local actors.
The Barn Theatre has featured area artists in the mezzanine level gallery for many years and is delighted with this new partnership with the Arts Council. Together we will continue the tradition of granting exposure to our phenomenal local artists. “Getting There” will be on display through Nov. 2, 2013.
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
See David Harris-7:30 pm on Nov 23rd at The Barn theatre-following the HOLIDAZE Parade! Tickets only $15 at The Barn 235-9500
The Barn Theatre is presenting NUNCRACKERS! The Nunsense Christmas musical by Dan Goggin
December 5-8, 11-14, 2013 Weeknights at 7:30, Sunday Matinee at 2:30
Make reservations with your Season Ticket today! ( Single tickets on sale November 18, 2013 Adult $20, Student $10)
Underwriter: Heritage Bank, Willmar
Sister Mary Regina, Reverend Mother – Leanne Thompson
Sister Robert Anne –Ashleigh Gulden
Sister Mary Paul (Amnesia )– Randi Larson
Sister Hubert- Heidi Ahmann
Father Virgil- Ben Watson
Maria- Emily Malmgren
Billy – Jacob Meyer
Louise – Sofia Lynum
John/Sister Leo- Nate Lundstrum
Marie- Sonja Madsen
Nikki Bettcher Erickson – Director
Tim Ostby - Vocal Director
Pauline Prawl – Choreographer
Becky Sorenson – Stage Manager
Craig Kimmerle – Piano
Carol Olson – Technical Director
Dan Schell – Tech Director
Songs include "Twelve Days Prior to Christmas," "Santa Ain't Comin' to Our House," "We Three Kings of Orient Are Us," etc. It all leads to a version of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet.
A convent basement with the nuns' version of a TV studio for a set.
The exhibit in our gallery for September will be the theme “Getting There” in collaboration with Willmar Area Arts Council. Stay in touch for more information about the exhibit, with open house reception at The Barn from 5-7:00 on opening night!
2013-2014 Season will announce and go on sale soon!
MANY THANKS TO OUR DONORS, SUPPORTERS, UNDERWRITERS, PATRONS, VOLUNTEERS AND LISTENERS!!!! YOU make this community theatre possible!!!!!