Our base is in 3 John’s Quay – sitting on the river in the centre of everything Kilkenny! We have a studio space which serves our 3 youth theatre groups, workshops, rehearsals and small performances.

If you would like to rent the space contact Anja 


In search of an accessible Black Box Theatre  In 2020 Barnstorm moved from its home, with an 80-seater black box theatre venue, in Church Lane after 25 years. In 2021 the performing arts community in Kilkenny began the search for an accessible black-box theatre space which will serve all stakeholders in Kilkenny as well smaller visiting shows. A black box theatre is a simple performance space, typically a square room with black walls and a flat floor.

The simplicity of the space allows it to be used to create a variety of configurations of stage and audience interaction. 

If you would like to get involved contact Philip Hardy or another member of the steering committee: John Morton, Mags Whitely, Philip Brennan and Delia Lowery. T: (0)56 7751266  E: philip@barnstorm.ie