Welcome to The Word Barn (Meadow)!

We are SO happy to be able to open up again, even at limited capacity, and celebrate great events and community again – thanks for being part of it!!

In order to keep our space safe for all, we ask that you respect and follow the protocols outlined below.

Food Option: Thanks to our sponsor, Ohana Kitchen, you can order a delicious poke bowl and have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive (pick up from our bar!). Bowl options include: Ohana Classic, Spicy Crunchy Ahi, Miso Salmon, Northeast Chicken, and SoyJoy.

Food orders can be made via PortsmouthNHTickets.com, and will automatically be added to your order. Cut off is generally 11am the day of your event.

If you’d rather do dinner & a show via a nearby restaurant, check out our other sponsor and Exeter’s newest Gastropub, Epoch. Their food is fantastic, and be sure to give them a hello from The Word Barn!

Bonus – During some of our events, we are happy to host the Up Street FOOD TRUCK that offers delicious and fresh New England comfort food. Feel free to email us to see if they are scheduled for your event.

Doors: “Doors” open one hour before show time. Please do not arrive before door time – we have lots to do to prepare and get ready.

Parking: We have two parking areas. Come up the main driveway and you’ll be directed where to park. PLEASE NOTE: First come, first serve. Once the main parking area fills, we will place a sign at the end of our driveway directing you to park in the overflow lot accessed down the road. If you have mobility issues or want a super close spot, good to come early (but not before doors!)

Note: the Word Barn is located on a precarious corner of Newfields Road, so do take care pulling in/out.

Check-in: Event check-in will take place in front of the Word Barn by name – no hard tickets or print outs required.

Seating: Seating is by general admission; Inside: chairs are provided. Outside: bring your own chairs and/or blankets.

Beverages: You are allowed to bring food onsite, but not drinks or alcoholic beverages.

The Word Bar will be available, with its usual tasty treats (local beers, hard cider, wine, seltzers, soda, water). Please consume responsibly and arrange for designated drivers as needed. (There’s Uber/Lyft in our area now too!)

Masks: Inside: Proof of full vaxx and mandatory mask wearing is required.

Outside: Per CDC guidance, masks are not required for fully vaccinated attendees. Individuals who have not received COVID-19 vaccinations are asked to continuing wearing masks while on the Word Barn property. Thank you for respecting this rule for the safety of everyone.

Rain: Please note that predicting weather is tricky, as is moving a show – there are a world of factors at play (how much set up time is needed, comfort level of performers, space needs, etc.) and we work hard to make the right call for everyone involved.

We are blessed with a mighty stellar rain venue (inside The Word Barn), and, because we want everyone to be as safe as possible, we have decided that for now, proof of full vaccination and mask wearing is mandatory to enter indoor shows, (no exceptions, outside of kids 12 & under). At this time, negative COVID tests won’t be accepted.

Things will change, improve, and change again – we’ll adjust, tighten, and amend this policy as needed; always putting you and our Word Barn family’s well-being front and center.

Location: The Word Barn is located on our property at 66 Newfields Road, Exeter. GPS sometimes indicates the wrong side of the road, but we’re directly across from a GIANT red barn. Can’t miss it.

See you in the Meadow!

Sarah & Ben