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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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The actors who staff this summer theater are amazing young adults who give their all to their artistry. Each year is a new crop of college age students who rehearse and work... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue K
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actors who staff this summer theater are amazing young adults who give their all to their artistry. Each year is a new crop of college age students who rehearse and work diligently to provide quality entertainment. Everyone should take in one (or more) of the plays presented, as the dedication and expertise is quite amazing. Get yourself to the... More 

Thank Sue K
Andover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

New London Barn Playhouse is a wonderful summer attraction in this lovely theater. Add this to a walk around town or a nice meal at one of the local restaurants where the ambiance is true New England.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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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.

Thank Allie3646201
key west and new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 1 September 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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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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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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Reviewed 29 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!

Thank Maryanne C
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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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