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Barn Theatre

25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, United Kingdom
Performance Art Theatre
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Surrey's oldest community theatre and the jewel in Oxted's crown The Barn Theatre, purpose built as a local community theatre, was opened in 1924. It is largely constructed of timbers from a local 13th Century saw-mill and still serves its original purpose of linking the town of Oxted and the village of Limpsfield to provide a venue for social events. It now hosts plays, musical evenings and a variety of other entertainments by resident and non-resident local societies.

Some international celebrities have 'trodden the boards' at the Barn over the years. In the early days Dame Flora Robson, Anna Wing, Lady Violet Bonham-Carter, Dame Eileen Joyce, Randolph Churchill, Christopher Fry and Michael Tippett and recently Ray Allen and Lord Charles, Roy Castle, Ronnie Corbett, Richard Stilgoe and Jimmy Tarbuck have entertained audiences.

The theatre seats 244 and is run and maintained by a team of volunteers, whose efforts over the years have seen many improvements both technical and aesthetic.

The theatre has a stage 24' x 18' which is generally dressed with black legs and curtains or which will accommodate a complete stage set. There are also dry ice and smoke machines and a hazer, radio microphones, orchestra stands and lights and an electric piano. The stage lighting consists of a 48 channel control desk and a range of lanterns, including two follow-spots, UV, disco and strobe lighting. The sound, which is operated from the upper level of the auditorium, includes a mini-disc player/recorder, two CD players, float and radio microphones, all controlled via a 24 channel mixer. There are loudspeakers both within the auditorium and on stage. There is also a public address system, a tannoy, a backstage net, a hearing aid loop and provision for closed circuit television. To the rear of the stage are four dressing rooms and a fully fitted kitchen. There is also a bar and sweet shop in the foyer which are usually run by the Friends of the Barn to raise money for other works in the theatre.


Behind the main theatre is the Little Barn which is also available for hire.

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The Oxted Players are performing The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley. Set in the 1920s, an odd assortment of railway travellers find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station in the evening. The passengers choose to stay for the night, ignoring the Station Master’s warning of the supernatural danger of the ghost of an old railway carriage train that was fatally wrecked in the locality several years before and which at night haunts this particular line bringing death upon all those who set eyes upon it. They settle in for the night, but tensions begin to mount amidst a variety of escalating incidents. Performances from 18 to 21 October at 7.45 pm and also 2.30 pm on the 21st. Tickets are £10.00 for adults and £8.00 for students and are available from 01883 724852 or for all card payments on www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk

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Hurry, there are just a few tickets left for An A-Z of Musical Theatre which is being performed by current and past members of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Sunday 17th September. Call 01959 561811 or book online at www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk

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Sunday Club is held in the bar at the theatre on the first Sunday of every month, when the bar is open and nibbles are served. If you are new to the theatre, why not come along to find out more about what happens there or if you are an 'old hand', come to meet friends or network. We all work very hard, so this is a chance to relax and enjoy somewhere that means so much to so many. Hope to see you there!

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Get your tickets from 01959 561811 or www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk to be transported back in time for an Old Time Music Hall being presented by Oxted Operatic Society on 1st and 2nd September

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The West End comes to the Barn Theatre on Sunday 17th September at 7.00pm. An A-Z of Musical Theatre is being performed by current and past members of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It is directed by Sam Hiller the current Resident Director of Les Miserables and the Associate Director of Phantom of the Opera. Tickets costing £17.00 are available from 01959 561811 or www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk. The concert is in aid of The Sandcastle Trust, a registered charity supporting families affected by rare genetic conditions.

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The young actors of Kenley Holiday Workshop are performing Singin' in the Rain' from 9th to 12th August at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Tickets are available from www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk or 01883 331400

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Come and join Oxted Operatic Society for their Old Time Music Hall, a Victoria-Edwardian extravaganza of musical delight, an evening where you can laugh, sing and enjoy the sounds of your Great Grandparents. The auditorium of the Barn Theatre will be transformed into the turn of the 20th century, tables and chairs for some of the more discerning groups and plush red velvet seats for the rest. Join in with the choruses of songs made famous by Marie Lloyd, Harry Champion, Lilly Langtry and other great names of the period. Listen, enthralled to comic monologues and watch terpsichorean frolics that will amaze and entertain, and if we can afford it, even an exponent of the Mystical Art of Illusion. Performances are Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September at 7.30pm and tickets are only £12.50 or £175.00 for a table of 10 from www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk or 01883 331400

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Sunday Club is held in the bar at the theatre on the first Sunday of every month, when the bar is open and nibbles are served. If you are new to the theatre, why not come along to find out more about what happens there or if you are an 'old hand', come to meet friends or network. We all work very hard, so this is a chance to relax and enjoy somewhere that means so much to so many. Hope to see you there!

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On Saturday 29th July KHW singers and dancers compete to show off their talent and skill. Don't forget to get your tickets from 01883 331400 or www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk and come and vote for the best

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Oxted Junior Operatic Society are performing West Side Story, the love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet, from 19th - 22nd July at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.Tickets are available from 01883 331400 or www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk

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Kenley Holiday Workshop bring Singin' in the Rain to the stage with all the unforgettable scenes, songs and dances from the film, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! The score of Hollywood standards includes Good Morning and Make ‘Em Laugh. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Performances are from 9th – 12th August at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday and tickets priced at £12.00 - £15.00 are available from www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk or 01883 331400

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The amazing company of KHW present KHW Has Talent!, a night of song, music and dance as they compete to show off their skill and talent to a live audience on the Barn stage. Join us on Saturday 29th July at 7.30pm for this exciting high energy summer evening where you, the audience, vote to decide on the overall winners. Tickets costing just £12.00 can be obtained online at www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk or by phoning 01883 331400 Don’t miss out – make sure your vote counts!

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Watching The Oxted Players enact Once a Upon a Time....

Watching The Oxted Players enact Once a Upon a Time....
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Our band!

Our band!
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Tech time!

Tech time!
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Saw #sisteract at the barn last night. It was incredible! 🎭

Saw #sisteract at the barn last night. It was incredible! 🎭
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Can get use to it #sisteract #presecco #easylife #lovelife

Can get use to it #sisteract #presecco #easylife #lovelife
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#novemberphotochallenge day 26: something old. Aka the theatre we are in right now to watch Sister Act. #sisteract #theatre #oldbutgold

#novemberphotochallenge day 26: something old. Aka the theatre we are in right now to watch Sister Act. #sisteract #theatre #oldbutgold
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#macbeth

#macbeth
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The Romeo & Juliet Pointe number featured in the STS Summer Showcase back in July #stsoxted #ballet #pointe #july #showcase #oxted #surrey #perform #throwback #instadaily #dancelife 💫

The Romeo & Juliet Pointe number featured in the STS Summer Showcase back in July #stsoxted 
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Our recent showcase at The Barn Theatre back in July. The Senior Elite Troupe performing Shake It Out #stsoxted #starmakerz #dance #show #oxted #troupe #theatre #surrey #perform 💫

Our recent showcase at The Barn Theatre back in July. The Senior Elite Troupe performing Shake It Out #stsoxted 
#starmakerz #dance #show #oxted #troupe #theatre #surrey #perform 💫
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New video on my channel!! Go check it out, link is in my bio for my page 🎵🎸 #musical #pitband #guitarist #career #musician #bimm #rent #theatre #youtube #vlog #video #subscribe #like #music #rock

New video on my channel!! Go check it out, link is in my bio for my page 🎵🎸 #musical #pitband #guitarist #career #musician #bimm #rent #theatre #youtube #vlog #video #subscribe #like #music #rock
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Final shot of all the cast and crew on stage from Saturday night!! Going to miss these guys, hopefully see them all again soon though!! #rent #musical #guitar #band #cast #crew #pit #musician #career #familygoals

Final shot of all the cast and crew on stage from Saturday night!! Going to miss these guys, hopefully see them all again soon though!! #rent #musical #guitar #band #cast #crew #pit #musician #career #familygoals
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So proud of everyone that was a part of the KCA production of RENT, I had such an amazing time and I'm glad I got to work with such an amazing cast and musicians ❤ #rentmusical #theatre #production #musical #band #piano #pitband #cast #friends

So proud of everyone that was a part of the KCA production of RENT, I had such an amazing time and I'm glad I got to work with such an amazing cast and musicians ❤ #rentmusical #theatre #production #musical #band #piano #pitband #cast #friends
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