A message from the Artistic Director

I am excited and optimistic to be able to get back to a full 5 show season we have planned for our 92nd year. With the current state of the world being what it is, it is more important than ever to me that the theatre should be telling stories about the joy we see in viewpoints that are not necessarily familiar to us. I hope this season fills us all with laughter, love, mystery, and that when we experience theater together, we remember that even during challenging times, no one is alone.

 ~ Sarah Rozene

Summer 2022

Silent Sky

Lauren Gunderson

August 11 – 20

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Rating: G.

Staged Reading Series

Sunday, July 17, 31, & August 14 

1:00 pm at The Barnstormers Theatre

A Celebration of the History of The Barnstormers, featuring Jean Mar Brown, and our Resident Company of Actors.

Free Admission!  Donations accepted at the door.  Thank you!

Join us for a special look back on the 92 year history of The Barnstormers as we read scenes from plays performed over the years. 

Three afternoons of joy celebrating different chapters of years gone by, and how we got to where we are now.

Lucky Stiff

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty

August 25 – September 3

British shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon is set to inherit six million dollars from an uncle he’s never met, but only if he takes his uncle’s body on a whirlwind tour of Monte Carlo. A riotous musical comedy romp complete with mystery, mayhem, and a lot of dogs, sure to keep you laughing while it keeps you guessing. Rating: G.

Sponsored by The Woodshed

What’s New At The Barnstormers

W. Clapham Murray, April 18, 1931-May 1, 2022 

W. Clapham Murray, April 18, 1931-May 1, 2022 

Submitted by Peter Murray. W. Clapham Murray, of Tamworth passed away peacefully on Sunday May 1st 2022, at 9:15 am, after an 8 week period of declining health.  He was not alone; while his son Peter was on his way to see his father off, Suzy Kjellberg his health care...

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Win Tickets to See Fred Marple June 4

Win Tickets to See Fred Marple June 4

Win two tickets to see Fred Marple on June 4 at The Barnstormers Theatre! Just add a photo in the post comments of yourself, your friend, your pet, farm equipment or living room furniture, enhanced by flannel. Winners will be chosen randomly May 20, You can also send...

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Summer 2022 COVID-19 Protocols: What To Expect At The Barnstormers Theatre

  • Safety policies are subject to change according to current recommended guidelines, and severity of the pandemic. Please check back before your show to get the latest protocols.
  • Masks must be worn except when consuming food or beverage.
  • Maintain social distancing protocol in Concessions line during intermission
  • Restrooms available inside the theatre building with signage directing the traffic flow
  • Signatures, pictures, or meeting with performers after the play will not be available this summer.

Thank you for working with us on these protocols to continue to protect our patrons, staff, volunteers, and our performers. Your understanding is greatly appreciated by everyone at the theatre during this ever-evolving situation.

We can’t wait to see you at the show this summer!

Tickets and Curtain Times

Purchase tickets online or by phone from the Box office at (603) 323-8500. We Accept: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Box Office Hours

June 7 – June 18th
Tues – Sat  1 – 4

June 21 – Sept 3rd
Mon – Sat  10am – 5pm
on show nights ’til 9pm

Note:  Prior to June 7th the Box Office may be reached by phone or email. Messages will be checked   daily and we will respond promptly.

Curtain Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinee : 2:00 PM

Socially distanced seating available at the Sunday Matinee at 5:00 PM

Seating begins 1/2 hour before curtain.

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

My summer trip to visit family in NH wouldn't be complete without taking in a performance at The Barnstormers! It was a tradition of my grandparents, and my parents, and we now share this with our children! Over the years I've been to performances on and off Broadway, in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Barnstormers consistently pleases with its top quality performers and well mounted productions! Taking in a performance in Tamworth is a magical ride and I look forward to it every time!

Susan White Cooper, Patron

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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! 

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