Location Icon The Take 2 Centre, 311 Sheffield Road , Birdwell, Barnsley, S70 5TU

Get Lost in the experience at the academy theatre

The Academy Theatre is YOUR local Barnsley theatre based in Birdwell. Grab your theatre tickets for a huge variety of shows… from West End shows touring the UK, pantomimes, to evenings of mediumship.

Our Latest Events.

Theatre tickets for all our shows can be booked online, in-person at the Theatre box office, or by telephone. We plan months ahead so please check out the full listing of upcoming productions.

How to Book Your Theatre Tickets.

Booking Your Tickets As Easy as 123
If you're unsure how to book tickets online, we have put together a quick guide to help you understand the steps to follow.
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Choose Your Tickets
See our upcoming shows and select your preferred date and time in order to select your tickets.
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Select your Row & Seats
Proceed to checkout and follow the instructions to select your seats.
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Enter your details including your email address so that we can send you your tickets for the show.
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Make your payment and your tickets are on their way!

Theatre Bar and Restaurant.

visit The Stage Door
The Academy Theatre’s bar, The Stage Door and Restaurant makes your evening out even more special. Why not book a table for a pre-show dining, or arrive early to enjoy a drink in the bar in the amazing atmosphere that only a theatre bar can provide.

The bar operates as a café during the day for people to meet and relax. In the evening many people arrive for pre-show drinks, and the bar is, of course, open during the interval and after the curtain closes. With facilities usually only found in city centre venues, this is one of the features which makes this Barnsley theatre unique.

Theatre Bar and Restaurant.

visit The Stage Door
The Academy Theatre’s bar, The Stage Door and Restaurant makes your evening out even more special. Why not book a table for a pre-show dining, or arrive early to enjoy a drink in the bar in the amazing atmosphere that only a theatre bar can provide.

The bar operates as a café during the day for people to meet and relax. In the evening many people arrive for pre-show drinks, and the bar is, of course, open during the interval and after the curtain closes. With facilities usually only found in city centre venues, this is one of the features which makes this Barnsley theatre unique.
an interactive experience for all audiences to enjoy

Clubs and Socials.

bringing people together
The Academy Theatre is home to Take 2 Performing Arts Academy which provides a wide range of dance, drama, musical theatre, vocal, and music lessons to over 200 students of all ages and all abilities.

And there are a range of other clubs and socials hosted too. From the Silver Stars Choir, singing just for the pure fun and joy of it for the over 50’s… through to weekly social Let’s Do Lunch Club in association with Age UK.
an interactive experience for all audiences to enjoy

Clubs and Socials.

bringing people together
The Academy Theatre is home to Take 2 Performing Arts Academy which provides a wide range of dance, drama, musical theatre, vocal, and music lessons to over 200 students of all ages and all abilities.

And there are a range of other clubs and socials hosted too. From the Silver Stars Choir, singing just for the pure fun and joy of it for the over 50’s… through to weekly social Let’s Do Lunch Club in association with Age UK.

Rooms to Hire.

Our versatile space
The Academy Theatre is a true hidden gem with a number of different size meeting rooms and practice rooms available for hire. And being located just two minutes from J36 of the M1, it couldn’t be more convenient.

Whether you are looking to host a business meeting, meet with individual clients (therapy/coaching), have a club which is in need of a new home, want practice or teaching space, we have the perfect room for you.

Rooms to Hire.

Our versatile space
The Academy Theatre is a true hidden gem with a number of different size meeting rooms and practice rooms available for hire. And being located just two minutes from J36 of the M1, it couldn’t be more convenient.

Whether you are looking to host a business meeting, meet with individual clients (therapy/coaching), have a club which is in need of a new home, want practice or teaching space, we have the perfect room for you.

See a glimpse of us in action

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From West End shows on tour to our own productions, there is something for everyone at your local theatre. Here are just a few photos to whet your appetite – visit our Gallery for more.
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Where to find us.

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Where we're Based
Located in Birdwell, Barnsley, we are two minutes from J36 of the M1. Hoyland, Elsecar, Tankersley, Pilley, Worsborough and Wombwell are a stone’s throw away and Barnsley town centre only 10 minutes by car.
The entrance to our free car park is opposite Aldi on Sheffield Road and the entrance to the Theatre is towards the rear of the building.
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Get in Touch with us

We'd love to hear from you
If you have an enquiry, we would love to hear from you. You can either complete the contact form on this page, call us, send an email, or pop in to see us. All our contact details are here.