We do more than stage plays.

We are a community theatre creating welcoming creative spaces for everyone.

We produce radio theatre during the winter months.

Willy Wilson Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship for a high school student in Boone county.


We join in for several community events in Columbia.

Contact us about volunteering. Many talents and skills are needed at the Barn. Every season we need behind-the-scenes help: tech volunteers for light and sound, musicians, stage hands, and more. Some positions offer a small stipend. We also have board positions become available as members reach term limits.

Get the latest news

Learn about new seasons, auditions, shows, and more here. Looking for emergency info on a possible show cancellation? Check our facebook account for the latest news.

The Barn is a non-profit theatre

The mission of the Maplewood Barn Association is to provide high quality, live community theatre to mid-Missouri audiences in an informal, family friendly, outdoor setting in historic Nifong Park. The purpose and mission have remained unchanged since the theatre’s founding as a City-sponsored initiative in 1973.

The Barn 50th Logo
The Barn 50th Logo
Celebrating 50 years of outdoor theatre in 2023 - join us!

Donations keep us creating plays. Would you be willing to sponsor a play? Or, a season?