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New London Barn Playhouse

84 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7803
+1 603-526-6710
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Great talent... not so great view and staff

I would love to give them 5 stars for an excellent performance and production value (and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harmony W
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Theater in a barn!

I have attended plays here since the 1960's. Always a fun night! Well-rehearsed and pleasing... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Mort77
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Medway, Massachusetts
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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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84 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would love to give them 5 stars for an excellent performance and production value (and it was excellent!), however, the seating arrangement is horrible. They do make certain seats as limited view on their website, but pretty much any seat on the orchestra level...More

Thank Harmony W
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I have attended plays here since the 1960's. Always a fun night! Well-rehearsed and pleasing performances. Be sure to rent a pillow for your chair! It can be hot on summer nights, but worth it for the barn atmosphere.

Thank Mort77
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We love the performances, and we love the theater, but SKIT & Northern Stage are also good venues & they do take American Express.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A long standing favorite! Exceptional, talented and varied choices of plays. Great plays for children. This is an institution, never miss their summer venue. A must see, you will be hooked and never disappointed. Matinees available. Sandra

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Rustic and quaint theater with excellent productions. You can always expect imaginative stage sets and amazing Broadway caliber talent.

Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've been a subscriber for many years and it just keeps getting better. At least two of the recent interns are now on Broadway. Usually well known musicals performed by about 16 college aged performers. We just saw West Side Story and it was great.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We just went to see "All Shook Up" and it was fantastic! We are used to going to shows in NYC and this was just as good at a fraction of the cost! These actors really put lots of energy and excitement into their performances....More

Thank Bernie258
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Sue K
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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...More

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Cindy K
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I would go before the 7:30 performance.
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