Steeped with history and brimming with theatrical fun, this intimate performance institution is one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Things to Do in the Florida Keys. Not only is the quaint space impressive to behold, the shows that pass through Red Barn Theatre are renowned to be brilliantly performed, from staging effects to acting. Famous names to have employed the company to carry out their visions over the years include Jimmy Buffett, Tennessee Williams, and Shel Silverstein.
Vary by event
- Comedy Classes
- Summer Stage
- Seasonal Theater
- Live Music
Built in 1829, Red Barn Theatre originally served as a carriage house, with stable areas for horses to feed, much like a barn. As cars became more and more popular, it was converted into a stage for the Key West Community Players, and the rest is history.
With less than 100 seats, tickets to intimate performances at Red Barn Theatre sell fast. You can secure yours online in advance, or in-person at the box office.
How did Red Barn Theatre Get its Name?
Once a red-hued carriage house, the theater housed animals for nearly 100 years of its existence. Because of this, the name Red Barn stuck, even as theatrical performers took over the space.
How long has the Red Barn Theatre been around?
As a performance space since the carriage house became antiquated, the Red Barn has been used as a theater off and on since the early 1900s. However, Red Barn Theatre officially began its tenure in 1980, undergoing a $660,000 renovation in 2002.