Support Us

Established 1994, the Barn is a vibrant cultural hub at the heart of Deeside. With an eclectic programme and loads of community involvement, the Barn is always an exciting place to be.

Not many people realise – but we’re an independent registered charity. We’re not a department of Aberdeenshire Council or a commercial business – the charity was founded by local people in the early 1990s who were passionate about creativity and wellbeing within their community and who wanted to ensure the communities of Deeside and beyond could access the very best in performing and visual arts.

We need your help now more than ever. Why not start by supporting us today by picking one of the following options?



We receive around a third of our income in public sector grants. We are very grateful to Creative Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council for their continued support but of course they are under increasing pressure. Just to sustain our programme and keep the doors open we need to bring in at least £280,000 each year from box office, trading and fundraising. No easy task in the current climate.
Our relationship with our audiences is unique. Your passion and enthusiasm for our work is amazing. Anything you can offer is appreciated.