2021 Shows and Events

Tickets available now, call 603-323-8500

2021 Events

Call 603-323-8500 for tickets


Sponsored in Memory of Francis G. Cleveland

Our Town

Thornton Wilder

July 27 – 31

Only a few tickets left!

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre–die. Audiences can expect a glorious modern interpretation of this classic American play.

This show will be held on our newly constructed outdoor stage on the lawn of the Tamworth History Center. We are excited to bring live theatre back to the village!

Far From Canterbury

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Danny K. Bernstein

August 11 -21

A re-imagined telling of “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, Far From Canterbury takes us to a world where fairy tales are considered current events, and tells the story of a shy young knight who will be sentenced to death, unless in one year, he can answer one simple riddle: “What is it that women desire most?”

Sponsored by Wonalancet Neighbors


Popcorn Falls

James Hindman

August 31-September 4

Doug Shapiro and Amanda Huxtable in multiple roles.

Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a small American town whose only claim to fame – their namesake waterfall – has dried up. Now bankrupt, their last chance is a large grant that can only be used if the town produces a play in a week. One big problem: no playhouse. Another problem: no play.

Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge and prove that art can save the world.

Sponsored by The New Woodshed

The Tall Granite Big Band

Hosted by The Preserve, Chocorua

Live music, dancing, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

August 15

The Barnstormers Theatre is delighted to present a night of jazz and swing music performed by the Tall Granite Big Band. Spend your afternoon under the giant sailcloth tent surrounded by lovely scenery and great music.

Based in Concord, New Hampshire, the TGBB is a 19 piece band dedicated to Swing and danceable jazz. 

Tickets on sale now!

Sponsored by Lamprey Sewer and Drain


Music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson

August 27-29

The musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly. It tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a baker and waitress in an abusive relationship with her husband, Earl. After Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she begins an affair with her doctor, Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out of her troubles, she sees a pie baking contest and its grand prize as her chance.

NOTE: we are Barnstorming this show locally!

August 27: 2 shows at ROSIE’S RESTAURANT. The perfect spot, right? We’ve heard rumors that there will be pie, too!  Two shows at 5 and 7 pm, limited seating. Tickets available soon.

August 29: CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS. Our 2019 Broadway revue was such a success, we’ll be there again under the tent at the Castle. Tickets available soon at castleintheclouds.org

New Works: Readings

September 3 – Tickets now available

The Stephen Kaplan Plays

Three plays read by Barnstormers actors: Dale Place, Jean Mar Brown, Bob Bates, Penny Purcell, Jordan Stanley and Rachel Alexa Norman. 11 AM at The Barnstormers Theatre.

And Jack Came Tumbling After

Jack is Jill’s naive paramour who lets himself be talked into a murder scheme that causes him to come tumbling after her. The nursery rhyme will never be quite the same afterwards.

For Unto Us

Mary and Joseph are a pair of 5-year-olds playing with a doll. But before they can start, they’ll need to debate gender stereotypes, the relative merits of Christmas versus Hanukkah, the nature of God, and what it means to have two dads.

Tim Eless, Private Eye

Tim is a private eye with short-term memory.  Laura is the leggy femme fatale that comes to him with a mysterious case. If only Tim can remember why she’s there. And what she wants. And why she’s there.

New Works: Reading

September 3

Miley Chase the Science Ace

Music & lyrics by Dylan MarcAurele, book by Mike Ross, and story by Larry Little

Students from the Brett School will be reading this new play at The Barnstormers Theatre at 3 PM.

While calculating the exact date the asteroid hits the earth and destroys the dinosaurs, Miley Chase accidentally discovers the secret to time travel!


Box Office and Curtain Times

2021 Tickets

Order Tickets Starting June 7. For more information, call the Box office at
(603) 323-8500

View 2021 Ticket prices

Curtain Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinee: 2:00 PM

Seating begins 1/2 hour before curtain.

2021 Box Office Hours

June 22nd – July 3rd: Tues – Sat  1 – 6pm

July 5th – Sept. 4th:  Mon – Sat  10am – 6pm
on show nights ’til 9pm 

Box Office Phone: (603) 323-8500

Note:  Prior to June 22nd the Box Office may be reached by phone or email. Messages will be checked daily and we will respond promptly.

Email The Box Office

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Protocols: What To Expect At The Barnstormers Theatre

  • Temperature check upon initial entry to the seating area
    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
  • Patrons with medical conditions that prohibit wearing mask must contact the box office before ticket purchase 
  • Outdoor performances are subject to weather, rain dates and cancellations will be announced
  • Signatures, pictures, or meeting with performers after the play will not be available this summer.
    Please respect the Tamworth History Center property and stop by before the show
  • Thank you for working with us on these protocols to keep everyone safe
  • We can’t wait to see you at the show this summer!

Assisted Listening Devices/Wheelchair Access

Assisted Listening Devices are available. Please ask when reserving your tickets. The Barnstormers is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating must be reserved through the Box Off ice at 603-323-8500.