Set within 24 acres in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of Hastings, The Barn Theatre and Museum is a 50-seat children’s theatre, workshop studio and museum of toys and puppets.

Visits are by appointment only or for special events – see Whats On for more information. 

Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre presents inspirational puppet shows and theatre productions to children, young people, and their families. 

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The adjoining museum showcases John Bright’s personal collection of antique toys, puppets and model theatre sets dating from the 18th century to present day. 

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Benbow Arts Space

The Benbow Arts Space is located in the heart of St Leonards-on-Sea and will be opening in Spring 2024.


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Barn Theatre & Museum
Rodgers Farm
Stonestile Lane
East Sussex
TN35 4PH


Registered address:
2 London Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN37 6AE


© 2023 The Bright Foundation. Registered charity number: 1179452
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