6th Aug · Dawn Hawkins


Introducing a very special 25-year anniversary season at the Barn, Banchory!

In this special year the Barn will be shining a spotlight on their creative origins – their links to Crathes Castle, the local creative community and their environmental focus.

The Barn has come such a long way since the rehearsals of the Tensions & Trustcommunity play in 1992 and Woodend Arts Association’s launch in 1994, to develop into Aberdeenshire’s premier multi-arts venue.

“As our journey continues, I’d like to invite each of you to become part of our new community of Barn supporters by contributing to our 25th Anniversary fundraising campaign - whether you are someone who enjoys coming to our creative events with your friends and family, or a local business who recognises the contribution the Barn makes to the well-being of our community. Every one of you can make a real difference to our sustainability, and with your help, we can ensure another 25 years of the Barn delivering the best arts experiences for all. Donations can be made on-site at the venue or via our website and we thank you as always for your support.“ Lorraine Grant - Director.

As ever, in this new brochure you’ll find a programme packed full of performances, workshops, films, talks and festive events and in this special edition the Barn invite you to become part of, and get closer to the action than ever before.

View our new September - December 2019 Brochure here:


Here’s to the next 25 years!

The Barn is run by Woodend Arts Limited, a registered Scottish Charity SC022620.