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A Small Town Wonder

The Barn has been there for decades and keeps going strong with really great performances. The... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
New London, New Hampshire
Terrific Musical 42nd Street!

Theatre is historic and small enough that you are right in the action. We had front row center... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Linda S
Brookline, New Hampshire
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“summer stock”(15 reviews)
“great talent”(4 reviews)
“long standing”(3 reviews)
The New London Barn Playhouse is one of New England’s most cherished summer-stock theaters, presenting excellent theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals. Actors and directors come together for three...more
84 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7803
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

The Barn has been there for decades and keeps going strong with really great performances. The addition of air conditioning has been a big plus. It is small and most seats are close to the stage. The performances are for the most part well done...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Theatre is historic and small enough that you are right in the action. We had front row center balcony seats and had an enjoyable afternoon! The cast including many summer interns was fantastic! Costumes were nicely done. I would definitely see another show in this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The cast was diverse and talented! Singing, acting and dancing-a trifecta of true artists! The show itself was magical! How refreshing! The nitty details: Ordered tickets online, and picked up at the box office with ease. We arrived early and got great parking. The seats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great cast no matter what the show is. Buy a seat cushion for 5 cents and help the cause. Come early to get parking

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grant D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrific! The cast was amazing for a summer stock company & had such a good time performing. At the end of the performance the audience went wild & gave them a very long standing ovation. It was just a first-rate show!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Courtney069
Reviewed 29 July 2018

If you are up in the Lake Sunapee region over the summer, check out the New London Barn Playhouse. They have a schedule of plays over the summer and are an enjoyable way to spend an evening. Definitely spring for a cushion at your back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I would love to give them 5 stars for an excellent performance and production value (and it was excellent!), however, the seating arrangement is horrible. They do make certain seats as limited view on their website, but pretty much any seat on the orchestra level...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harmony W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have attended plays here since the 1960's. Always a fun night! Well-rehearsed and pleasing performances. Be sure to rent a pillow for your chair! It can be hot on summer nights, but worth it for the barn atmosphere.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mort77
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We love the performances, and we love the theater, but SKIT & Northern Stage are also good venues & they do take American Express.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

A long standing favorite! Exceptional, talented and varied choices of plays. Great plays for children. This is an institution, never miss their summer venue. A must see, you will be hooked and never disappointed. Matinees available. Sandra

Date of experience: August 2017
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Cindy K
16 July 2017|
Response from Donna29727 | Reviewed this property |
I would go before the 7:30 performance.