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Bell Road Barn Players

Park University Box 1160, 8700 River Park Drive, Parkville MO 64152

(816) 587-0218
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About Theatre

As greater Kansas City’s oldest community theatre, the Bell Road Barn Players have presented plays each year since 1954. Its remarkably long existence - especially in the changeable environment of volunteer performing arts organizations - represents a transformation over the years from a family pastime to a community-based operation.

Over the years, the Bell Road Barn Players have been served by the talents of hundreds of actors, directors and technicians, and from the financial support of devoted season pass holders and corporate patrons. The theatre’s 60-plus preceding seasons have offered a balance of old favorites and new works, including the Kansas City premieres of “84, Charing Cross Road” (1988), “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille” (1992), and “The Art of Dining” and “Shadowlands” (1993), and The Producers (2009). The Bell Road Barn Players are also fond of bringing back old favorites. For example, “Our Town,” recognized at the Bell Road Barn Players’ signature production, has been presented seven times in its history and “You Can’t Take It With You,” its first production in 1954, reprised four times.

From its origins on Bell Road to its time in Riverside and Parkville, the Bell Road Barn Players remain dedicated to the organization’s mission of fostering the development of community appreciation and participation in the theatrical arts in Platte County, Missouri.