The Barn

The Barn
Burn O'Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeen, AB31 5QA
  • Telephone 01330 825431
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  • Website www.thebarnarts.co.uk
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The Barn

The Barn is Aberdeenshire's award-winning multi-arts centre. The Barn provides an ambitious and inclusive cultural programme, encompassing music, theatre, film, dance, comedy, talks, visual art, workshops and environmental projects. We also support artists, makers and designers to research and create artwork inspired by our location and context.

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Events at this venue

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Blanche and Butch

Blanche & Butch are backstage in a mist of hairspray and sequins as they reminisce about life as a troupe of disabled drag queens. Butch sings touching ballads - he’s all about reflection. Blanche, all camp, lip-syncs - well, tries to - his “unique speech pattern” means nothing ever syncs.

Thu 28 Sep

The Barn

£10.91 / 01330 825431

Blue Rose Code - The Water of Leith Tour

Scottish Album Of The Year Nominee launches a new tour and album - The Water of Leith. “The new album speaks to the journey home, my journey home, the man that I am today, so changed from the wee boy that ran away. I've found a peace that I left looking for, back on the same cobbled streets, looking at my life through…

Thu 2 Nov

The Barn

£13.64 / 01330 825431

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

  • UK release: 22 January 2016

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic breath taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else.

Sun 12 Nov

The Barn

£15 / 01330 825431

Dance 50+

A mixture of contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and creative tasks led by professional dancer Mhairi Allan. No previous dance experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm to move and experience the joy and freedom of dance.

Tue 29 Aug

The Barn

£4.54 / 01330 825431

Dance 50+

A mixture of contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and creative tasks led by professional dancer Mhairi Allan. No previous dance experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm to move and experience the joy and freedom of dance.

Tue 26 Sep

The Barn

£4.54 / 01330 825431

Ella Fitzgerald at 100 with Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

When you think of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald, you think of the some of the greatest music ever performed. 2017 marks a very special year as one of the most loved entertainer of all time Ella Fitzgerald will be celebrated around the world with a series of commemorative centennial events. As part of these celebrations…

Tue 31 Oct

£16.82 / 01330 825431

The Barn

£16.82 / 01330 825431

Emily Smith's "Songs for Christmas"

Multi award winning folk singer Emily Smith presents her hugely popular Christmas show. Songs that inspire, comfort and celebrate Christmas and the winter season combine with upbeat instrumentals and popular carols to create a unique, family friendly, Christmas night out! Joining Emily are talented…

Sun 10 Dec

The Barn

£13.18 / 01330 825431

Eureka Day at the Barn

As part of TechFest's Eureka Series sponsored by Chevron, Eureka Day at the Barn will give children the opportunity to test their science and engineering skills through workshops and will give young minds the chance to try things out themselves and encourage the next generation of industry professionals. Come along and…

Sat 16 Sep

01330 825431

Part of Techfest.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Family Fun Day: Eureka

EUREKA! TechFest is coming to the Barn! Join TechFest and the learning team at the Barn for a funfilled day full of STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as part of the TechFest Science Festival’s Eureka Series, sponsored by Chevron. With hands-on activities and workshops, this interactive…

Sat 16 Sep

The Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Flourish: Connect and Create

Explore mindfulness and other techniques during this one-day workshop led by Leonie Gordon, designed to enable you to tap into your curiosity and creativity. You will be cutting, pasting, sticking, creating, using magazines objects, photos and inspiring images and quotes to tune into your core desires and create vision…

Thu 31 Aug

The Gallery

Sold out / 01330 825431

Flourish: Group Poetry Workshop

Explore the Wild Garden and learn how to create Haiku poetry – a short, traditional Japanese form and come together as a group to create a Renga, a form of collaborative poetry. No previous writing experience necessary, just a love of nature and words and a willingness to have a go.

Thu 21 Sep

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Hidden Figures

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Wed 6 Sep

£5.45 (£4.54) / 01330 825431

The Barn

£5.45 (£4.54) / 01330 825431

John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley

A unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall.

Thu 7 Sep

The Barn

£15 / 01330 825431

K'Nex Buggies and Robots Drop In Workshop

A unique opportunity to develop engineering, problem solving and team work skills by building K'nex programmable buggies or robots designed and programmed to take a set course. Part of the TechFest Science Festival's Eureka Festival. All events are free to book with £2 entry payable on the door. Please note all…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Kris Drever

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2018 Kris will be performing a "best of" set featuring all the key songs…

Fri 27 Apr 2018

The Barn

£12.73 / 01330 825431

The Little Unsaid

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid leave audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen’. With songwriting that…

Thu 14 Sep

£9.09 / 01330 825431

Macrame Garland

Join us for a modern take on the ancient art of macrame. Fibre artist, Stephanie Fradette will teach you a series of different knots using thick, natural cotton rope to create a contemporary knotted garland. Perfect to bring a fresh twist to your home this summer.

Fri 15 Sep

The Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Make your own Paper Drop In Workshop

Bring old office paper and transform it into beautiful handmade paper - tea leaves, onion skins, flower petals, nettles and even banana skins can be useful. Part of the TechFest Science Festival's Eureka Festival. All events are free to book with £2 entry payable on the door. Please note all children must be accompanied…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Papercutting

A one day creative workshop with artist Anna Shirron exploring some of the ideas and skills of paper cutting. Over the course of the day you will design and create a cut-out to be taken home at the end of the workshop to be framed.

Fri 29 Sep

The Gallery

Sold out / 01330 825431

Raising Arizona

  • 5 stars
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

An ex-con and a police woman marry and, on finding they cannot conceive children, steal one of someone else's quintuplets and hit the road.

Wed 20 Sep

£5.45 (£4.54) / 01330 825431

The Barn

£5.45 (£4.54) / 01330 825431

Shappi Khorsand Live

Sharp wit and storytelling from the Iranian-born stand-up.

Sun 29 Oct

£13.50 / 01330 825431

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

  • 3 stars

As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain, Shappi's offering up a love letter to her country.

Sun 29 Oct

£12 / 01330 825431

The Barn

£12 / 01330 825431

Solar Bear: Love & Information

Caryl Churchill is one of the world’s most daring and playful playwrights. Her previous plays include Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money. Love & Information, first produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012, is an exhilarating and funny theatrical kaleidoscope that asks questions about how we live in a world…

Thu 23 Nov

The Barn

£11.82 / 01330 825431

The Story of the Little Gentleman

Barbro Lindgren's book about the friendship between a man and a dog, adapted for the stage by Catherine Wheels.

Sat 28 Oct

The Barn

£4.54 / 01330 825431

Techfest - Amazing Aberdeen

Come and learn about the scientists and engineers who have made Aberdeen the incredible city it is! This is a drop in session running throughout the day. All events are free to book with £2 entry payable on the door Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

The TechFest Dome - Night Sky Show

Enjoy a visit to the unique environment of the TechFest Dome. What makes day and night? Where does the Sun go at night? This show demonstrates how the sun moves across the sky during the day in both summer and winter. Find the North Star, the Plough, Orion, Betelgeuse, and Sirius in the night sky and relate them to the…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Sold out / 01330 825431

The TechFest Dome - Night Sky Show

Enjoy a visit to the unique environment of the TechFest Dome. What makes day and night? Where does the Sun go at night? This show demonstrates how the sun moves across the sky during the day in both summer and winter. Find the North Star, the Plough, Orion, Betelgeuse, and Sirius in the night sky and relate them to the…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Sold out / 01330 825431

The TechFest Dome - Night Sky Show

Enjoy a visit to the unique environment of the TechFest Dome. What makes day and night? Where does the Sun go at night? This show demonstrates how the sun moves across the sky during the day in both summer and winter. Find the North Star, the Plough, Orion, Betelgeuse, and Sirius in the night sky and relate them to the…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Sold out / 01330 825431

The TechFest Dome - Night Sky Show

Enjoy a visit to the unique environment of the TechFest Dome. What makes day and night? Where does the Sun go at night? This show demonstrates how the sun moves across the sky during the day in both summer and winter. Find the North Star, the Plough, Orion, Betelgeuse, and Sirius in the night sky and relate them to the…

Sat 16 Sep

The Barn

Sold out / 01330 825431

The Wasp that felt the Thunder

A wasp awoke in the deep dark wood. A bird saw the wasp and the wasp looked good. What happens when the wasp feels a thunderstorm coming and tries to warn the creatures that live in the great oak tree? Theatre show as part of the TechFest Science Festival's Eureka Festival. All events are free to book with £2 entry…

Sat 16 Sep

The Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

The Wasp that felt the Thunder

A wasp awoke in the deep dark wood. A bird saw the wasp and the wasp looked good. What happens when the wasp feels a thunderstorm coming and tries to warn the creatures that live in the great oak tree? Theatre as part of the TechFest Science Festival's Eureka Festival. All events are free to book with £2 entry payable…

Sat 16 Sep

The Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

WMS: Lewis Dunsmore

RCS graduate Lewis Dunsmore has performed in venues and festivals throughout Britain including Glasgow Minimal, where he played Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint in the presence of the composer. He has also performed with the Red Note Ensemble and the BBC SSO.

Sun 17 Sep

The Barn

£10.91 / 01330 825431

WMS: Tasmin Little live at the Barn

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. This concert is part of her 2017 Scottish Tour. www.tasminlittle.org.uk

Sun 15 Oct

The Barn

£10.91 / 01330 825431

Comments & ratings

1. Willa Carr7 Sep 2013, 7:04am Report

Caught the superb THE LIST Stellar Quines production at the Barn on Tuesday night. Superbly written, an amazing one woman tour de force...by Maureen Beatty ........addressing powerful issues that were immediately recognised at a visceral level by the many appreciative women of mature years who largely made up the audience...........catch it if u can on its Scottish tour. ..........Was not surprised to learn it had received the Scottish Critics Choice Award for 2012.

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