Support the Haybarn Theatre Renovation Fund and help us continue future upgrades to the accessibility and comfort making enjoyable for its diverse, year-round audiences, and for the world-class performers that entertain them.
In 2014, our $30,000 grant from the Vermont Arts Council was matched for Phase 1 renovations and $107,000 in renovations were made. Thank you! All proceeds funded:
- Energy efficient LED theatre lights.
- Permanent sound system and acoustic treatment.
- Assistive listening devices for the hearing-impaired.
- New ADA accessible foyer bathroom facilities.
In 2015-2016 Goddard raised $30,000 to complete Phase 2 renovations including:
- New chairs for floor seating;
- Building new storage for our Steinway Grand Piano;
- Installing a new LCD projector;
- Refinishing the theatre’s hardwood floor.
The Haybarn Theatre was built in 1868 by the Martin Family and was one of the largest barns in Central Vermont. The Haybarn was originally used to store hay, grain and livestock. In 1938, when Goddard College purchased Greatwood Farm, they began the process of turning the farm buildings into academic and student spaces. The Haybarn was renovated in order to provide a space for the performing arts.
For almost 75 years the Haybarn Theatre has been the site of many different conferences and performances, including artists such as Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Savoy Brown, Phish, William Macy, David Mamet, Bread and Puppet, and many others.
The Haybarn Theatre is a place where the local community and the College come together to enjoy and appreciate the arts. This long tradition continues to this day as the Haybarn hosts educational conferences, student and community performances and the ongoing Goddard College Concert Series.
Vermont’s Governor, Peter Shumlin, who attended a recent Goddard College Concert at the Haybarn Theatre, said,
“I have been impressed by the caliber of musicians Goddard College and the Haybarn Theatre Concert Series bring to Plainfield. It is wonderful to see the historic and renovated barn bring people together in support of the performing arts.”
Thank you for your support!
For event information visit us on Facebook.com/HaybarnTheatre or goddard.edu/venue/haybarn
For booking and rental requests, contact Paul Shper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.322.1666.