Founded in Kilkenny in 1991, Barnstorm Theatre Company creates and presents quality theatre for, and with children, young people and adults. We engage the transformative potential of theatre for the benefit of our audiences and communities. We work with people who are committed to a vision that everyone has a right to a cultural identity. People who want to put theatre, audiences and communities at the centre of conversations about the kind of world we want to live in. 

Our Objectives

Sustaining a professional, Kilkenny-based, theatre arts organisation, which draws from and serves diverse sections of our community;

Providing opportunities for adults and young people to make and receive theatre;

Exploring new forms of theatre that will grow from, and respond to the needs and interests of specific sections of our community;

Developing professional theatre for young audiences by commissioning, producing and touring engaging plays;

Devising meaningful, collaborative and participative projects with sectors of our community, especially young people, through a variety of Participation & Education Projects.

Who’s got 20p for the phone? ” This was the recurring question in the early days of Barnstorm when we needed to make a call from the local telephone box!

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