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Address: 609 Common Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-7182
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+1 802-496-4422
09:00 - 17:00
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The Skinner Barn is a beautifully restored historic dairy barn built in...

The Skinner Barn is a beautifully restored historic dairy barn built in 1891 by the Daniel Skinner family. Of classic post and beam construction, it offers a special environment for educational classes, cultural events, parties, and receptions. Flanked by the majestic Northfield Ridge to its east and the mountains that host the Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas to its west, The Skinner Barn offers a quintessential Vermont setting.The upper floor of The Skinner Barn has been restored with loving attention keeping the historical character of the structure intact. This open space, originally designed for hay storage, is now used as an assembly space for a wide range of functions from weddings & rehearsal dinners to theater camps, theater productions, dances and cabaret performances.

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Beautiful pastoral setting for a wedding. Phenomenal barn renovation for events. Of course with no AC, air circulation was good to stay relatively cool. Bandstand was off in... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Guffey, Colorado
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Guffey, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pastoral setting for a wedding. Phenomenal barn renovation for events. Of course with no AC, air circulation was good to stay relatively cool. Bandstand was off in corner-could have been more centered on west wall for better sound. Acoustics for speakers was not optimal because of cavernous second story and fan noise. But overall a great venue.

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The latest show (The Pirates of Penzance) was quite enjoyable. It's always a treat to see how the beautiful barn transforms into a theater. A lot of talent was showcased again this season. It's easy to suspend disbelief and just get caught up in these intimate setting performances.

Thank APatrickF
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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340 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Victorian light opera (read musical) the Pirates of Penzance is playing this 2016 Summer season. This is the 14th season of professional theater in the Mad River Valley. The Pirates is well directed, a fun producition and truly amusing. It is amazing to have a live theater of superlative quality here in the remote distant planet of Vermont. Both... More 

Thank Hanschen
Fairfield, Connecticut
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I attended a wedding here and was truly surprised at how comfortable a "barn" wedding could be. The barn itself feels very rustic and authentic however the kitchen, bathrooms etc........are all modern. The property is stunning, parking is plentiful and location not far from town. If you're looking to have a barn style wedding but require modern amenities, this is... More 

Thank Tim S
Granby, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Attended our friends' wedding and loved the setting and the beautiful barn! Everything was beautiful and the staff was very professional and friendly.

Thank Laurie_138
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We attended a performance of "Pete 'N Keely." Both actors provided energetic and polished performances. This wasn't Broadway, but it was fun, entertaining, and of a higher scale than one might anticipate in an old barn (beautifully restored on gorgeous grounds) on a dirt road. The entire audience, including the four of us who attended together, had a good time.... More 

Thank newengland50
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We attended a wedding there, and the scenery was absolutely stunning. The ceremony took place on a hill looking up at rolling mountains. The barn itself had a rustic but elegant feel. The food was pretty good, but the wait staff was less than ideal. Specifically, one of the bar tenders seemed really annoyed by our presence there. Overall it... More 

Thank Kate K
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My husband and I were married here in June and we cannot recommend the Skinner Barn enough. The barn has been meticulously redone by the owner, Peter, and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Peter is very professinoal and responsive, very easy to work with. He was readily available throughout the year and a half we planned our wedding, and was... More 

Thank Jessica S
Moretown, Vermont
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Went to see Peter Boynton's version of " Violet" recently here and was very impressed. The cast was great, talented singers esp the younger version of vi. The use of your own imagination was required with the little amount of props the cast had, but it worked! The barn itself is beautifully redone and the grounds well kept. Very happy... More 

Thank Rae R
Bow, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This summer stock theater (and event venue) is very well done--a "real" barn (red, of course), part of a lovely estate-style farm property owned by actor Peter Boynton, who also is the producer (and much more) of the resident shows. Grounds are well-maintained and very welcoming. The theater setting itself is intimate, but also well-designed with a combination of stadium-style... More 

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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you here many more times in the future! Best Regards - Peter Boynton ps - if you had a wish list of musicals you'd like to see produced here, what would be your top two? More 

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