The Red Barn Theatre has become a cultural cornerstone for the Key West community while building a national reputation for creating BIG things in a small space. Many well-known and very talented people are a part of the Red Barn Theatre’s story. Richard Wilbur, the former U.S. Poet Laureate, worked with the Red Barn to produce his Moliere translations and Shel Silverstein, the gifted children’s writer, gave the Red Barn carte blanche to produce many of his very grown-up plays. Jimmy Buffett, Philip Burton, Terrence McNally, Jerry Herman, and Tennessee Williams have all made the Red Barn a part of their cultural experiences in Key West.
Recently hailed by Florida Monthly Magazine as one of the three best professional theatres in the state of Florida, Key West’s beloved Red Barn Theatre continues to produce regional premieres of vibrant new plays and musicals. Whether premiering new scripts or working with the classics, the Red Barn Theatre has spent the last thirty-one years committed to nurturing artistic excellence within the local and national arts community. Up this year, the regional premiere of Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class by Dan Goggin, the terrific new American comedy Becky’s New Car, the Tony award-winning play Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute and much more!