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Into the Breeches!

George Brant,  Comedy

July 25 – August 3

Directed by Sarah Rozene

Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire

Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war with the Axis. Determined to press on, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henriad, assembling an increasingly unexpected team united in desire, if not actual theatre experience.

Together they deliver a delightful celebration of collaboration and persistence when the show must go on! Playwright George Brant’s concept for the comedy is both clever and creative. Into the Breeches is a gentle, amusing story that sometimes verges on silly or even mildly slapstick. G Rating

Go Back for Murder

Agatha Christie, Murder Mystery

August 8 – 17

Directed by Jordan Reeves

Sponsored by Atlantic Pool & Spa

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 15 years to recount their version of events. An unusual take on the traditional murder mystery, the action of the play slips seamlessly from past to present, examining the danger of relying on personal testimony warped by time, prejudice and perception. By studying each suspect’s testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them, the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth.

Pride and Prejudice

Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, Comedy

August 22 – 31

Directed by Blair Hundertmark

Sponsored by
The Carl E. and Dorothy M. Lindblade
Family Fund

Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love? This adaptation is incredibly fresh, and well-suited to audiences of all ages. It moves fast, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. G Rating

Cold River Radio September 8, 2024

Cold River Radio Show

Tickets and lineup available soon.

September 8 at 6:00 PM

A Live Stage Variety Show Co-founded by two native New Englanders based  in The Mount Washington Valley in the heart of the White Mountains of  New Hampshire by Executive Business Coach Vince Pelote and Performer/Producer and Recording Artist Jonathan Sarty. Sharing a common vision, a  passion for the arts, and their own unique life experiences, the two individuals came together to create the concept for this New England  brand of variety show. Featuring Grammy Nominated and Award-Winning New England based Artists, Performers, Storytellers and Comedians, as well as  National and International Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors, the show focuses on the unique culture and heritage of its homeland. For over a decade, The Cold River Radio Show has introduced listeners to New England’s most talented artists and interesting characters. From the Green Mountains of Vermont to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, from  the Lakes Region and the Great North Woods to the Rugged Seacoast, The Cold River Radio Show celebrates the rich arts and culture of New England and has become the most popular show of its kind in its special corner  of the country. Please join us for this exciting event, the Cold River  Radio Show, hosted by Jonathan Sarty and His Fabulous Cold River Radio Band. Recorded live before a studio audience.

Cold River Radio September 8, 2024

The Jordan TW Trio

September 20 at 7:30 PM

Back by popular demand!  The Jordan TW Trio was so well received at the Cold River Radio show last year that we invited them back!
Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan TW Trio delivers a dynamic show full of lively fiddle tunes, haunting airs and classic sing-alongs.  For over a decade, fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, guitarist Matthew Jensen and Bassist Chris Noyes have blended the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound the has been described as “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely” by Boston Irish Reporter.

Cold River Radio September 8, 2024

The Harp Twins

September 26 at 7:30 PM

Identical twins harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the Harp Twins, have acheived extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music.  Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of classic rock, metal, Celtic, and soundtrack hits – as well as Nordic inspired original songs – the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive family-friendly performances that udiences cannot forget.



Educating Rita

Willy Russell, Comedy

July 11 – 20

Directed by Dori Robinson

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Willy Russell’s play is very English — a bit Pygmalion, a good dose of comedy about social classes, and a lot of irresistible force meeting immovable object. PG Rating


Lerner & Loewe, Classic Broadway Musical

June 27 – July 6 (no performance July 4)

Directed by Clayton Phillips

Sponsored by The Woodshed Restaurant, Moultonborough

“Director Clayton Phillips captures a perfect tone of hopefulness and good cheer but also shows a deft hand with the more dramatic material and finds a perfect balance between the two.”
“Vocally, the whole cast is a knockout, with music director Michael Ursua guiding the cast beautifully. McNeel’s voice in particular is stunning.”
“The set by Eli Singer and costumes by Alison Pugh successfully help transport the audience to another time and place.”


An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table. His Ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that led to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.” G Rating

2024 Box Office Hours

June 3rd – June 8th: Tues – Sat 12 – 5pm

June 10th – Aug. 31st:  Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm on show nights ’til 9pm

Sundays 1 – 7pm: 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 & 8/25

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Main Stage  – Summer only – Single

Evening Orchestra $39.50
Evening Balcony  $34.50
Matinee Orchestra $27.50
Matinee Balcony $22.50
Please Note:  An additional $2 technology fee will be added to the price of each ticket.

Package Price per Ticket

WEBPP5 Eve.Orchestra $36.50
WEBPP5 Eve.Balcony $31.50
Please Note:  An additional $2 technology fee will be added to the price of each ticket.

Special Events

Please check the event description for ticket pricing.

Accessible Seating & Hearing Assist Information

Reservations for hearing assists,(can not be used in the first 5 rows of the orchestra) wheelchair seating and special needs seating including companion seats are made by calling the Box Office at 603-323-8500

Special Ticket & Package Prices:

To purchase Season, Package, Group, Family Package, Young Audience or Military, please call the Box Office for details.  603-323-8500  (These tickets can only be purchased through the Box Office)

We have a NO REFUNDS POLICY, however exchanges may be made at the cost of $2 per ticket, which must be paid in cash at the Box Office when picking up your tickets.  Thank you!

The Barnstormers Theatre

The Barnstormers, located in the scenic village of Tamworth, NH, is one of the longest-running professional summer theatres in the country. 

The company was founded in 1931 by Francis Cleveland, the youngest son of President Grover Cleveland, Francis’s wife Alice and their friend Ed Goodnow – all of whom were involved with theatre on Broadway.  Over eighty years later, their legacy continues.

Today, The Barnstormers is one of three Equity theatres in New Hampshire and provides the region with brilliant summer theatre.

Like most theatres nationwide, ticket sales cover only about half of income needs, so every gift to The Barnstormers is greatly appreciated.  

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019

Take a walk around the gorgeous location and then settle in for a wonderful night of entertainment ~ Nashville Review and Cold River Radio show were amazing. The staff are lovely ~ and the theater an experience to treasure.



Shockingly wonderful time. Fantastic experience, local merchants provided intermission goodies for sale. I wish I could rate it 6 stars.



We attended “Into the Woods.” Wonderful production. I liked the new amplification system for this show. Glad to see this oldest summer stock [92nd year!] is keeping up with the times.



1st time here and This place is just amazing. Comfortable seats /accommodating and friendly staff/cool theatre and easy to get in and out. The performance was better than I’ve seen in Boston … could see and FEEL the characters! The standing ovation at the end was brilliant and well deserved. Can’t wait to go back.



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Mission Statement

To keep vital the value, spirit, and tradition of fine summer theatre in Tamworth and to provide a venue for and to promote varied cultural activities within the region.

Our Creative Work is Made Possible By:

The Haynes Family Foundation

The Tamworth Foundation

Federal funds distributed by the State of NH Governor’s Office Of Emergency Relief and Recovery

Federal funds distributed by the NH State Council For the Arts

Generous contributions from The Barnstormers Theatre Board of Directors

Donors and Patrons like you!

Painting by J.P. Goodwin, 2023

Photo: Nunsense, 2023
Photo: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019
Bottom Photo: Toad of Toad Hall, Bill Christopher, Bud Winkler, Hal Meyer and Dan Rubinate, 1957