Join the Barnstorm Campaign!

Join the Barnstorm Campaign! 

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Hardscrabble Players have been providing quality live entertainment for the residents of  northwest Wisconsin since 1962. These Thespians renovated the Red Barn, originally constructed in 1904, into their theatrical home in 1967.


The Red Barn Theatre/Hardscrabble Players, Inc. have an expansive renovation project “on the boards” for the very near future. With The Red Barn Theatre being a seasonal business, ticket sales alone maintain the general maintenance, overhead, and production of its five-show season. With this upcoming expansion planned for the Red Barn Theatre we are at a point of needing outside financial assistance. With that being said, we are asking for your help.


The Barnstorm Campaign is our up and running matching-fund fundraiser. This fundraiser will help us to build an addition onto the back of the Barn, allowing for the following:

  • Wheelchair accessibility ♦ Updating the electrical system

  • Two additional handicap restrooms ♦ Improving sound system

  • Easier access through main entrance ♦ Expanding our Artist Gallery

Our architectural plans have been approved by the State, it is now time for us to physically move forward.


The Barnstorm Campaign began during our 2017 summer season when two long-time supporters of The Red Barn Theatre generously offered to match up to $50.000! The Board of Directors graciously accepted this offer and began presenting it to our audiences in nightly pre-show chats and handouts. As our 56th season is coming to a close, we are reaching out to our community for assistance in matching the $50,000.


The Red Barn Theatre/Hardscrabble Players, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation making your donation tax deductible. All donators will be acknowledged unless anonymity is your preference. The following is our donation breakdown:  ❖ Producers  $1,000 ❖ Directors   $ 750       ❖Performers $500

           ❖ Designers  $    250         ❖ Ushers  $100       ❖Barn Bats Up to $100

Please consider a donation to The Barnstorm Campaign so we can allow easier access for all theatre lovers to enjoy our Red Barn Theatre productions.  


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