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New London Barn Playhouse

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Address: 84 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7803
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+1 603-526-6710

The New London Barn Playhouse is one of New England’s most cherished...

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 months each summer to create an unrivalled theater season noted for its fresh approach and talented acting company. The theater has served a large audience each summer since 1933 in New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Sunapee region.

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It Is Broadway!

Discovering this quaint tiny town in the middle of rural (yet tony) New Hampshire, sits an authentic red barn converted 85 years ago into an EXPLOSIVE venue of talent!!! New... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovering this quaint tiny town in the middle of rural (yet tony) New Hampshire, sits an authentic red barn converted 85 years ago into an EXPLOSIVE venue of talent!!! New London Barn Playhouse has to be the best theatrical live theater I have seen. The talent is the same as Broadway. Oh wait, it is Broadway! Most of the actors... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We make sure to attend at least one show every summer, often more. We like to take along a teenaged grandchild as a special treat. They always love the shows. The playhouse is intimate, cozy and you feel as if you are part of the show. Love the young people on their staff each year.

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key west and new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We saw a play here that was most enjoyable. Founded in the 1930's, this group has been performing in an authentic old barn and is a must if you want to experience an old summer tradition in New London. It is earnest and enthusiastic.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire is a major asset to this town. I have been patronizing this theater for many years and every year it gets better and better. This group of amateurs and college kids do a fantastic job and they produce about 6 or 7 shows a summer starting in June and ending... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The new London Barn Playhouse is a wonderful way to spend a warm afternoon or sultry evening watching a well done play.The interns who pour out their talents give 100%..Guest actors are a treat -music is real -and staff members are accommodating. My only complaint is the AC -it is not a central type-blowers are up over the balcony seats... More 

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to a number of plays at the Barn. We have never been disappointed with the level of performance or the plays themselves. We absolutely loved Shrek the Musical. The cast was fantastic. The price paid was well worth it. It is a warm and friendly playhouse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

New London barn never disappoints and this production is above and beyond even the normally high production standards of NLB. A madcap, fast paced, hilarious rendition of typical French farce with as many doors as a restoration comedy and a talented cast reminiscent of Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. Go see it before it closes on September 4!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We we lucky to enjoy the last performance of the summer of Crazy For You. We had a group of 7 college friends who gathered for a mini 37th reunion , and none in our group had ever been to the Barn Playhouse before. We all throughly we enchanted by the quaint theater and we thrilled by the energy of... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for an evening at the theatre this is a great place to go to during the summer (closed in the winter months). We have lived in town for 6 years and have often visited the Barn for one of their productions and have never been disappointed. In fact the only let down I have had is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We saw 'Crazy For You' it was hard to believe the caliber of talent and production of this play. 'The Barn' as it's referred to, really is a charming real red barn with very comfortable seats. This theater is the highlight of the summer season in New London and not to be missed. The play was a delight! Summer Stock... More 

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