The Barn

The Barn
Burn O'Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeen, AB31 5QA
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  • Website www.thebarnarts.co.uk
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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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10ft Tall Theatre - Videotape

On the day one half of a couple decide they are leaving, a thriller and a chase unravel; unsettling truths emerge, obstacles at every corner. This intimate, funny and heartbreaking play unfolds through the poignant storytelling of two actors by Aberdeen-based theatre company 10ft Tall.

Tue 27 Jun

10ft Tall's Wee Tales

Storytelling session from Dee and Don.

Wed 5 Jul

Lang Byre Gallery

£3.64 / 01330 825431

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

An international theatre double bill Black & White by DAAC, Morocco & Jamaican Drum by the Jamaican Youth Theatre. The Dramatic Troop for Artistic Creation from Tiznit, Morocco brings a new play, exploring the different types of conflict in the world represented by a fiercely competitive fight for the love of a…

Tue 1 Aug

Beyond Presents..Phil Jupitus: Juplicity

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman smashes laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered…

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

£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

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 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 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 20 Jun

£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 29 Aug

£4.55 / 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

£4.55 / 01330 825431

Drop In: Make & Believe

Put pen to paper and create your own magical characters and stories, in our craft room using the materials provided. Free drop in. Put pen to paper and create your own magical characters and stories, in our craft room using the materials provided. Free drop in.

Wed 5 Jul

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Ella Fitzgerald at 100 with Martin Taylor & Alison

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…

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

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Flourish at Banchory River Festival

Flourish will feature at the Banchory River Festival. Take part in the Labyrinth or our well-being interactive activities. Drop in

Sat 10 Jun

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Flourish: Connect & Create

Join Leonnie Gordon for this 1-day workshop using mindfulness techniques to unlock your creativity. Free but booking essential. 18+

Thu 15 Jun

Lang Byre 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

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 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

Flourish : Meet the Writer

Join Elaine in the garden and find out about her own writing practice and inspiration Drop in.

Tue 20 Jun

Wildlife Garden

Free / 01330 825431

Flourish: Meet the Writer

Come to the Wild Garden and hear from Barn writer-in-residence Elaine Reid about her writing inspired by spending time in the beautiful surroundings. Why not try your hand at writing something of your own to take away on the day? Free, drop in anytime

Tue 15 Aug

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Fred MacAulay

The popular morning radio show host who has now graduated to the heady heights of 'Mock the Week' and the like shares his witticisms about life and living in Scotland today.

Sun 25 Jun

£12.73 / 01330 825431

Fresh Art (5-8 yrs)

Brand new to the Barn is our after school art programme for primary aged children - Fresh Art. Led by artist Katie Ward, participants will work both indoors and outdoors using the natural environment and the Wild Garden as inspiration to create artworks that will be displayed in a mini exhibition.

Mon 29 May

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Mon 5 Jun

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Garden Tots Summer Special

Discover nature with your little one in this special early years workshop. Outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch will be on hand to help you play, explore and get messy in our wild Garden.

Fri 21 Jul

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Garden Tots Summer Special

Discover nature with your little one in this special early years workshop. Outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch will be on hand to help you play, explore and get messy in our wild Garden.

Fri 21 Jul

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Garden Tots Summer Special

Discover nature with your little one in this special early years workshop. Outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch will be on hand to help you play, explore and get messy in our wild Garden. Early Booking Recommended. £5 per child

Fri 21 Jul

Wildlife Garden

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Glyndebourne :Hamlet (live screening)

Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian…

Thu 6 Jul

Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito (live screening)

Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new production of one of Mozart’s final works.

Glyndebourne - La Traviata (Recorded Screening)

Recorded Screening Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual…

Kathryn Joseph with Millicent

Kathryn Joseph’s debut album – Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled – carried her from being one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets to winner of Scottish Album of the Year Award. An ethereal experience, her music is lyrically compelling, sonically vivid and constantly moving. MILLICENT is an Aberdeen-based soul…

Sat 19 Aug

Lau

Lau are a pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK's finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordian, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O'Rouke (fiddle).

Thu 22 Jun

£14.55 / 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

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

MamaBabaMe

Dance, theatre and live music experience for toddlers and their grown ups which explores the relationship between a newborn and a mother and how this bond grows. Ages 1.5–3 years. Presented by Starcatchers and Curious Seed.

Tue 6 Jun

£4.55 / 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

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Mon 24 Jul

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Wind Soloists

A delightful programme of music chosen and played by the acclaimed SCO Wind Soloists. Raff has been sadly overshadowed since his death, but if you love joyful, zesty music like Mendelssohn’s Octet you will greatly enjoy his Sinfonietta. Mozart’s Serenade is its dark twin: as operatic and dramatic as Raff is genial.

Wed 28 Jun

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.

Videotape

Inspired by the Radiohead track of the same name, Oliver Emmanuel's short play is about sex, lies and celluloid, where suspicions lead to secret videotaping.

Tue 27 Jun

£8–£10 / 01330 825431

Waves @ Banchory Lodge

A delight for audiences from 8 to 80. Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930’s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes…

Sun 11 Jun

£4.55 / 01330 825431

Weaving with Nature

10am-3pm with lunch break Come and create a woven wall hanging inspired by nature. Stephanie Fradette from Le Petit Moose guides you in making a unique weaving project, by incorporating greenery, grass, flowers and natural yarns, found in the Barn’s Wild Garden.

Mon 17 Jul

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

WMS: Aboyne Cello Festival

A sparkling evening’s entertainment from three fabulous cellists, Philip Higham, Rebecca Gilliver and James Halsey. The programme will include music from Bach to Brahms and a selection of fabulous trios from opera arranged for three cellos and piano by the late Gwyn Seymour.

Wed 26 Jul

£9.09 / 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

£10.91 / 01330 825431

Yola Carter

Country-soul singer from Bristol.

Wed 21 Jun

£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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