35125 County Road 31
(5 miles west of Lake Boulevard on Covell Boulevard)
Vary by performance.
(530) 794-8540
[email protected]
Executive Director
Emily Henderson
Steven Schmidt

Barnyard Theatre is a community theatre group dedicated to creating theatre from scratch. Each summer this group of theatre artists gathers in Davis, CA to develop a new script, and transform a working barn into a non-traditional theatre space. Situated in the fields of Yolo County, the unique location of the Historic Schmeiser Barn supports Barnyard Theatre’s innovative staging and the creation of dynamic relationships between actors and audience members. The artists are dedicated to producing high-quality theatre in a stress-free environment.

The Barnyard Theatre motto, "Think Organic," reflects a dedication to theatre from scratch and a return to Yolo County’s agricultural roots in the Historic Schmeiser Barn.

Barnyard Theatre's productions of original works include the premieres of the full-length shows My Avisia Winger, The Sterling Affair, and A Flag Touched The Ground.

In 2006, Barnyard Theatre partnered with UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music to present the first Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival in "The Historic Schmeiser Barn." The Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival featured four separate evenings of acoustic music on the dark nights of the July/August theatre run, with a different theme highlighted each evening.

Past Showings

Things that Fall from the Sky: an evening of short plays. Directed by Lindsay Carpenter.

Featuring: Unusual Epitaphs by Rob Rinow, Fly Me to the Moon by Eva Konstantopoulos, and Things That Fall From the Sky by Brenda Varda.


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2007-05-24 18:29:53   They're so good that you can sometimes forget that they're just kids, especially when you remember that they've done everything from writing the script to cleaning up after. Bring your mosquito repellent and enjoy. —NotTires

2010-06-18 10:48:07   This year they will be doing a series of short plays in a performance entitled "Things that Fall from the Sky." Don't miss it!