In 2020 Barnstorm moved from its home after 25 years which included The Barn Studio Theatre. 

The Barn was an 80-seater black box theatre venue, with gently raked seating that played host to performances and rehearsals throughout the year for professional children’s theatre, Kilkenny Youth Theatre and the Adult Theatre Club, local groups, and visiting productions.

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


Black Box Theatre 

In 2021 the performing arts community in Kilkenny began the search for a new black-box theatre space which will serve all stakeholders in Kilkenny as well smaller visiting shows. The search is on and we hope to have this new 120-seat, adaptable theatre in the city soon.

If you would like to join in the campaign for the Kilkenny Black-Box Theatre contact Philip Hardy or another member of the steering committee: John Morton, Mags Whitely, Philip Brennan and Delia Lowery.

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