Professional Children’s Theatre > >

Barnstorm is best known for its professional theatre for young audiences. It has built  a reputation, nationally and internationally,  for high-quality theatre. Based in Kilkenny, Barnstorm tours its plays for children all over Ireland, the UK and as far as USA and Australia.

Before touring, Barnstorm’s plays premiere in Kilkenny, at the Watergate Theatre (age 8+) or flexible venues around the county. (age 4+)

  Swansong 2022


Kilkenny Youth Theatre > >

Kilkenny Youth Theatre at Barnstorm runs weekly during school terms for ages 10 to 13 years (Junior Youth Theatre) and 14 to 18 years (Senior Youth Theatre).  Senior and Junior Youth Theatre performances take place in Barnstorm Studio in John’s Quay and off-site, in theatre and non-theatre spaces. A Youth Theatre summer camp, for 8 to 14-year olds, is held in July.

Contact Rosey directly for enrolment information.

  XIV Senior Youth Theatre 2022

Barn Owl Players

A vibrant amateur drama group, the Barn Owl Players make, devise and create theatre.  They put our own unique slant on original pieces of work. They like to experiment and innovate and most importantly strive to create interesting, diverse and enjoyable performances for the audience. 

  Love in Lockdown 2022