Woodend Barn Arts Centre

Woodend Barn Arts Centre
Burn O'Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeen, AB31 5QA
  • Telephone 01330 825431
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  • Website www.woodendbarn.co.uk
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Woodend Barn is the leading multi-arts organisation in North East Scotland with a programme of theatre, dance, music and film screenings.

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A Stone's Throw

A modern day fairy tale about a girl who throws a stone at the sun and knocks it down, blending shadow puppetry, live music, movement and storytelling. Ages 5+.

Thu 6 Apr

£5 (Family £15) / 01330 825431

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

BBC Radio 3 Exposure

BBC Radio 3 presents Exposure Banchory. Exposure is a monthly concert produced by BBC Radio 3, and hosted by Verity Sharp. It happens in a different part of the UK each month, and features local musicians working in experimental and alternative genres. This concert will be broadcast on Thursday 30th June at 11pm on…

Thu 18 May

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…

Beyond Presents….Shappi Khorsandi

‘OH MY COUNTRY!' From Morris Dancing to Morrissey Iranian born Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got…

The BFG

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely…

Wed 12 Apr

£2.27 (Family £8.18) / 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 18 Apr

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

Descent

Drama about a couple whose future is thrown into jeopardy by the onset of dementia.

Thu 4 May

£7.27 / 01330 825431

Fantastic Mr Fox

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Anderson's inspired choice of stop-motion animation pays off in this beautiful and idiosyncratic adaptation of the well-loved children's tale. While kids may enjoy it, Anderson's typically arch humour is aimed more at their parents, who will also be impressed by the star-studded voice cast – Bill Murray as a badger lawyer…

Sat 6 May

£2.27 (Family £2.05) / 01330 825431

Faslane

Jenna Watt discovers what happens when the personal and political collide in this multi award-winning show about the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

Tue 4 Apr

£7.27 / 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 8 May

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Mon 15 May

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Mon 22 May

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

…and 2 more dates until 5 Jun

Garden Tot's Spring Special

Join outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch in our wild garden for some springtime fun, especially for young children. Explore the garden and gather grass and twigs to create your very own bird’s nest to celebrate the start of Easter. Early booking recommended.

Fri 31 Mar

Wildlife Garden

Sold out / 01330 825431

Garden Tot's Spring Special

Join outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch in our wild garden for some springtime fun, especially for young children. Explore the garden and gather grass and twigs to create your very own bird’s nest to celebrate the start of Easter. Early booking recommended.

Fri 31 Mar

Wildlife Garden

Sold out / 01330 825431

Garden Tot's Spring Special

Join outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch in our wild garden for some springtime fun, especially for young children. Explore the garden and gather grass and twigs to create your very own bird’s nest to celebrate the start of Easter. Early booking recommended.

Fri 31 Mar

Wildlife Garden

Sold out / 01330 825431

Joan Eardley: A Private View

Heroica Theatre Company present Joan Eardley: A Private View; a new play on the life and work of artist Joan Eardley. Please note this is a promenade performance, audience will not be seated. Joan Eardley was an extraordinary painter who, quite simply, died before she had finished. As an artist she remains unsung.

Fri 12 May

Joan Eardley: A Private View

Heroica Theatre Company present Joan Eardley: A Private View; a new play on the life and work of artist Joan Eardley. Please note this is a promenade performance, audience will not be seated. Joan Eardley was an extraordinary painter who, quite simply, died before she had finished. As an artist she remains unsung.

Fri 12 May

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

Life Drawing

Join us for our Life Drawing day, suitable for beginners, improvers and professional artists. Drawing from a posed model you will work in a variety of medium looking at form, line and composition under the expertise of figurative artist Kelly -Anne Cairns.

Sat 29 Apr

Lang Byre Gallery

Sold out / 01330 825431

The Little Fawn Caravan

The Little Fawn adopt miniature theatre techniques, shadow cuts and original music to help re-imagine this classic of fairy tales.

Thu 6 Apr

£5 (Family £15) / 01330 825431

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

The Little Fawn Caravan Workshop

Create colourful shadow cuts under the caravan's awning, and make a short performance with them inside the caravan's auditorium. Workshop themes are Deep in The Forest and Under The Sea.

Thu 6 Apr

MamaBabaMe

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin? Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement…

Tue 6 Jun

£4.55 / 01330 825431

MamaBabaMe

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin? Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement…

Tue 6 Jun

£4.55 / 01330 825431

MiniFest | Bookbug Session with Banchory Library

Share stories, songs and rhymes with your child. Bookbug is a wonderful opportunity to help develop your child’s language skills, boost their confidence and encourage them to draw and write.

Fri 7 Apr

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

MiniFest | Call of Nature - Tenterhooks

Two expert fools take a young audience on a site-responsive adventure to explore their local landscape in search of a rare egg, finding laughter and wonder in the most unexpected places.

Sat 8 Apr

MiniFest | Call of Nature - Tenterhooks

Two expert fools take a young audience on a site-responsive adventure to explore their local landscape in search of a rare egg, finding laughter and wonder in the most unexpected places.

Sat 8 Apr

MiniFest | Call of Nature - Tenterhooks

Two expert fools take a young audience on a site-responsive adventure to explore their local landscape in search of a rare egg, finding laughter and wonder in the most unexpected places.

Sat 8 Apr

MiniFest | Film: My Neighbor Totoro

This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke (Dakota Fanning) and her younger sister, Mei (Elle Fanning), as they settle into an old country house with their father (Tim Daly) and wait for their mother (Lea Salonga) to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters…

MiniFest | Little Red (In the Little Fawn Caravan)

The interior of the cute Little Fawn caravan is transformed into a magical forest environment creating a special immersive experience for our audiences from the moment they enter the space. See the classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood reimagined through miniature theatre techniques, shadow cuts and original music.

MiniFest | Little Red (in the Little Fawn Caravan)

The interior of the cute Little Fawn caravan is transformed into a magical forest environment creating a special immersive experience for our audiences from the moment they enter the space. See the classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood reimagined through miniature theatre techniques, shadow cuts and original music.

MiniFest | Lost at Sea - Catherine Wheels

Award-winning theatre company Catherine Wheels find themselves Lost at Sea as they explore the biggest subject one can possibly try and tackle – the ocean. The journey begins with a boy and a girl, fascinated by the story of 28,800 bath toys that accidentally ended up flung into the unrelenting currents of the Pacific…

MiniFest | Music with Rhythm

Want to be an original music making maestro? Well you are never too young! Join us to work with a professional musician to create your own wonderful sounds.

Fri 7 Apr

Lang Byre Gallery

Sold out / 01330 825431

MiniFest | Scottish Dance Theatre-Moving Together

Dawn Hartley, Head of Creative Learning for SDT will lead you through a variety of playful tasks that link to the company’s performance of Innocence (a previous star of MiniFest). Jump from leaf to leaf, try out being a tiger, a bird or a little lamb.

Sat 8 Apr

MiniFest | Scottish Dance Theatre-Moving Together

Dawn Hartley, Head of Creative Learning for SDT will lead you through a variety of playful tasks that link to the company’s performance of Innocence (a previous star of MiniFest). Jump from leaf to leaf, try out being a tiger, a bird or a little lamb.

Sat 8 Apr

MiniFest | Shadow Puppet Workshop

The shadow puppetry workshop will provide participants with the chance to make their own puppet and perform with it in The Little Fawn Caravan. (Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult).

Thu 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

MiniFest | Shadow Puppet Workshop

The shadow puppetry workshop will provide participants with the chance to make their own puppet and perform with it in The Little Fawn Caravan. (Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult).

Thu 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs release their long awaited new album in 2017 and are delighted to play at the Barn, their ‘spiritual home’, as the first date on their album launch tour. With Jonny Hardie (fiddle), Aaron Jones (bouzouki), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion), the band are at their peak, performing with…

Sat 1 Apr

Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison’s performance of ‘Broadway and beyond’ is a lighthearted mix of popular songs and duets from the West End shows, musical treasures from the worlds of operetta and opera and of course, a wee bit of ceilidh for good measure. His International baritone son Richard and actress/singer daughter Jackie are joining…

Thu 13 Apr

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Shappi Khorsand Live

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

Sun 9 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

Sun 29 Oct

Wild Adventures: Family Workshop

Before you see the film join us in the Wild Garden for some Fantastic Mr Fox themed outdoor adventures.. Suitable for all ages. We’ll start off from the Barn Foyer - please dress appropriately for sun, rain, mud and fun. Free, just drop in.

Sat 6 May

Lang Byre Gallery

Prices to be confirmed / 01330 825431

WMS AGM and Academy Students' Concert

A showcase demonstrating the diverse talents of Banchory Academy music students and the annual AGM of Woodend Music Society.

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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