Barnstorm is best known for its professional theatre for young audiences. It has built  a reputation for high-quality theatre, both nationally and internationally.

Professional Children’s Theatre

Barnstorm’s plays for children are premiered in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny or in The Barn before touring nationally. Barnstorm performs only in dedicated theatre spaces, to which children come to see the plays.

Kilkenny Youth Theatre

Senior and Junior Youth Theatre performances take place in The Barn and off-site, in theatre and non-theatre spaces.

Adult Theatre Club

Since 2007 a variety of productions from the Adult Theatre Club have been seen throughout the year at The Barn, and at various locations in Kilkenny city, including medieval tavern, the Hole in the Wall.