Sophie’s Barn

Sophie's Barn Interior PhotoSophie’s Barn offers creative groups a haven in the Oxfordshire countryside. This is a bijou rehearsal space for performance-makers of all kinds, whether musical or dramatic. There is floor space for performance work, a grand piano, and a balcony provides a unique view of the whole experience.

We welcome visits from groups looking for a warm, welcoming rehearsal space! We can also offer you the opportunity to perform in front of an informal and appreciative audience: polished pieces, works in progress or rehearsal techniques are all of interest.

Sophie's Barn Interior PhotoSophie’s Barn is equipped with a log-burner to keep the space toasty during winter rehearsals; there is a small garden courtyard for breaks in summer.

Just off the Junction 11 of the M40, Sophie’s Barn is situated in the quiet Oxfordshire village of Chacombe. There is parking at the venue for those travelling by car, and Banbury train station is 5 minutes drive.

Self-catering accommodation is available by arrangement. The self catering accomodation can stretch to nine, ten at a pinch in the house. There is good access by bus, which run every 20 minutes:

  • to Banbury, (takes ten minutes) stopping at bus station, minutes away from railway station
  • to the next village (in other direction, takes five minutes) with Take Away Chinese and Fish and Chips, small supermarket, chemist etc.
  • and of course there is a very amenable pub The George and Dragon yards away!
  • an audience can be arranged if there is any sort of performance – retiring collection to Fund.

Comments from recent Sophie’s Barn users:

Sophie's Barn Interior Photo“Warm and friendly!”

“Great hospitality, great atmosphere, great experience.”

“If any artist of any kind needs a place to think and work on what they do best, uninterrupted by the outside world, there is nowhere better.”

“One of the nicest houses in one of the nicest villages I’ve ever been to.”

“the barn is a place for contemplation of the past, present, and future”

“Depth of her understanding expressed in ‘Accepting Death’ is quite phenomenal.”

“I am sure that each person who reads this book…will notice a subtle difference in their lives thereafter.”

Please contact to discuss your booking at Sophie’s Barn.