Theatre at Barton

In 2009, the Kennedy Family Theatre opened at Barton College. This new facility provides Barton, the Wilson community, and the eastern North Carolina region with a premiere teaching facility for the dramatic arts, as well as an excellent environment for entertainment and performances on a broad scope.

Shortly after its opening, a group of theatre enthusiasts created an organization dedicated to supporting the performing arts at Barton. Theatre at Barton’s mission is to enrich the performing arts on campus and throughout the region through the presentation of innovative and collaborative student-centered dramatic programs. The organization also intends to provide performing arts enrichment activities, present annual lectures and master classes, and develop additional resources to meet the needs of the Theatre Program.

Become a Member!


Membership in Theatre at Barton provides the following benefits:

  • Main-stage season tickets
  • Invitations to lecture events and master classes throughout the academic year
  • Priority reservation opportunities for main-stage productions and special events
  • Listing in Theatre at Barton Playbills

Members at the Advocate level and up receive the above benefits plus an invitation to exclusive preview performances.

Membership Levels

Playwrights’ Circle – $2,500 (4 Tickets, Backstage Tour, signed show poster, wine, 2 concession items)
Directors’ Circle – $1,000 (4 Tickets + show poster, wine and 2 concession items)
Leading Player – $500 (2 Tickets + Show poster, wine or 2 concession item)
Supporting Player – $200 (2 Tickets, 2 concession items)
Ensemble – $75 (1 ticket, 1 concession item)
Friend – $35 (1 ticket) 

Membership period is July 1 – June 30. Each ticket is valued at $15.00 and any amount over that is considered a tax-deductible donation to support the Theatre at Barton.

Click here to join online and discover additional ways to support Barton College and the Cultural Arts.

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