Welcome to Barnyard Theatre!

In the heart of Yolo County, there is a barn with a dirt floor...

Every summer, Barnyard Theatre transforms the historic Schmeiser barn into an innovative performance space and invites the Yolo County community out into the country for a one-of-a-kind theatre experience, which begins with a summer sunset and ends under the stars.

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2013 Season

Thank you to everyone who came out
to see our 2013 Season!

Check back for updates about what
we're doing next year.

Mainstage Production
She Creatures, by Sarah Saltwick
directed by Camille Beaumont

The first woman, Pandora, awakens to life and opens her mysterious box. Mythical creatures emerge from its depths in this imaginative new play about the life experiences that shape the people we become. Unicorns come of age, shapeshifters prepare to raise children, and phoenixes and dragons fall in and out of love. Through their humorous and heartfelt stories, Pandora comes to learn what it is to be a human woman. Join us at the barn for a magical evening of original theatre!

8:30 p.m., July 19-21 and 25-28, August 1-3, at the Schmeiser Barn

Workshop Production
She Gets Naked in the End, by Briandaniel Oglesby
directed by Alicia Hunt

Every night, an untouchable woman walks into the Copper Hog bar like she owns the place, but always leaves alone. Men fall over themselves trying to get her attention, but it’s a woman from her past who forces her to give up her secrets. She Gets Naked in the End will go through a weeklong rehearsal and design process, culminating in two staged performances. Come be a part of the development of this captivating new play!

July 6 at 8:00 p.m. and July 7 at 4:00 p.m.
The Grange Performing Arts Center, 3823 V Street, Sacramento

Nights of New Plays Festival

Barnyard Theatre continues the tradition of supporting new plays with these readings and performances of original works.

Four different events on June 14, June 21, August 6, & August 8.
Please see the Nights of New Plays Festival page for full details.

Music Festival

Charlie Hunt and the UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music, in cooperation with Barnyard Theatre, host this annual festival of acoustic music at the barn in July and August.

July 22 - Steve Baughman and Teja Gerken
July 29 - Pam Mark Hall
July 31 - Stevie Coyle
August 4 - Robin Kessinger and Todd Hallawell
October 11 - Chris Proctor
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Schmeiser Barn

We are excited about our summer projects, and hope you will be involved. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about auditions, fundraising, and more!

See you at the barn!

The Season of She
a blog

We're blogging about the Barnyard experience!  Follow along as we share tidbits about the process of putting together a season of shows at Barnyard Theatre.  Read The Season of She - a blog.

Kickstarter Success!

Thanks to your support, we raised $2,981 through Kickstarter, $481 more than our goal!  We very much look forward to having all our Kickstarter contributors at She Creatures to see what you all made possible.

Thank You to our 2013 Donors!

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter fundraiser as well as the individuals and businesses who have donated separately!