Lunchtime Theatre series
Barnstorm produces regular one-act plays at our Studio on 3 Johns Quay as a perfect way to take a break and enjoy a light set lunch while being entertained. Barnstorm launched its Lunchtime Theatre programme in collaboration with the Home Rule Club as part of AKA – Fringe festival.
Barn Owl Players
Barn Owl Players grew out of Barnstorm’s Drama Club for the adults in Kilkenny & the South East to explore the art of theatre from acting to stage management to design and more. Now a Kilkenny based amateur theatre group who like to act, direct & play in the Barnstorm Studio, they most recently presented Love in Lockdown: Live in 2022, a two-part show presented for six nights in partnership with Barnstorm. The production built on their earlier partnership, Love in Lockdown, an online production that took place at the height of the restrictions and initiated to keep the arts alive.
New Writing Productions
From time to time Barnstorm invites writers (both established and emerging; local and national) for original new works for performance for younger audiences. A number of these ideas will be selected by a panel to be developed to first draft script. The final piece to be selected will be given full production in Kilkenny as part of Barnstorm’s ongoing programme.