The Barbershop theater is a home for artists. Following a Chicago storefront theater tradition we are building more options for creative storytelling in our city. Expect actors that are visceral and subject matter that is provoking. Join us.

We are accepting and welcoming of all people and all walks of life. Except Nazis. No Nazis.


Coming Soon!

In 2018 we hosted an art collective and workshopped 2 plays that later went on  to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the spirit of collaboration, we wanted to mix the Nashville Theatre scene with developing works from New York City. To continue that interchange, this year we put out a call for artists through the New York Foundation for the Arts, and received dozens of applicants. For 2019, we bring you an installation in a tent, a performance/lesson on the history of sex workers, an Adam Szymkowicz play about love, and an original one woman show about the ghost of Virginia Woolf. Welcome to our second annual Escape From New York Festival!

The Barbershop theater is a home for artists. Following a Chicago storefront theater tradition we are building more options for creative storytelling in our city. Expect actors that are visceral and subject matter that is provoking. Join us.

We are accepting and welcoming of all people and all walks of life. Except Nazis. No Nazis.


Coming Soon!

In 2018 we hosted an art collective and workshopped 2 plays that later went on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the spirit of collaboration, we wanted to mix the Nashville Theatre scene with developing works from New York City. To continue that interchange, this year we put out a call for artists through the New York Foundation for the Arts, and received dozens of applicants. For 2019, we bring you an installation in a tent, a performance/lesson on the history of sex workers, an Adam Szymkowicz play about love, and an original one woman show about the ghost of Virginia Woolf. Welcome to our second annual Escape From New York Festival!


DIRECTIONS + PARKING

All about where we’re located, how to get here, where to park, etc etc.

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CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

We want good theater in Nashville. Part of that includes keeping our skills sharp as artists. We will offer many classes and workshops. Come work on your skills with your community.

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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Find information about this month’s productions and upcoming events.

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About The Creators…

We created The Barbershop Theater for you, the Nashville Artist.

We have been producing plays, performances, and events in Denver, Chicago, and Nashville for 20 years. As Nashville continues to grow, we want to help create a home for local artists and theatergoers. This all depends on being affordable and profitable. Small theater companies need to be able to make money so that they can pay their actors and designers. We want companies to have a predictable home and to be able to schedule a season for the year. We want people who appreciate theater to have many options to see high quality affordable theater. All of our shows will be $15. Whatever you see at The Barbershop Theater will be unrestricted by content or topics, created by a roster of curated artists who are willing to take risks, and bring you an engaging night of theater.