Food/Drink - Theatre
8204 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
In the early 60’s, The Barn Dinner Theatre was conceived and eventually became 27 locations during its heyday. The shows were cast in New York, then the cast would travel from one Barn Dinner Theatre to the next performing each show (as far as Texas & New Mexico)! To accommodate the actors, each theatre had living quarters upstairs that included kitchens, showers, and bedrooms. The cast members no longer reside on the property during the run of a show. The casts in the early days actually waited on the tables, then rushed to get ready for the show. And while the staff and actors no longer wait tables, it is not unusual to see any of our team helping out wherever needed—waiting tables, hosting, kitchen duty, or vacuuming the lobby! As the decades went by, many of the locations were closed or sold off. Today Chaffin’s Barn and The Barn in Greensboro, NC are the only remaining properties from the original chain.
Chaffin’s Barn was owned and operated by Chaffin family members John and Janie Chaffin until January 1, 2017 when they retired after 50 Years. A gala retirement party was held on January 18th with over 400 in attendance and well wishes from actors literally all over the world. It seems the real legacy of Chaffin’s Barn is the first start and opportunities that the actors have enjoyed while performing at Chaffin’s Barn. It is in fact the quality of talent that has kept the Barn going all of these years and many of the staff and actors remain to this day.
Under new ownership since January 1, 2017, the Barn has retained its original charm while making upgrades to the facilities, shows, and buffet menu. Led by a team of professional actors and staff, the Barn continues to thrive and expects record crowds this year. Truly the Barn has been and will always be THE ACTORS BARN! Watch for upcoming events!
Monday – Friday · 10am – 5pm
Saturday · 12 – 5pm
Open until 9pm on show days
Thursday Brown Bag Matinee · Doors 11am, Box Lunches available or bring your own Brown Bag Lunch, Curtain 12pm
Thursday Opening Night, plus Friday & Saturday Evenings · Doors 5:30pm, Dinner 5:30 – 7pm, Kitchen Closes 7pm, Curtain 7:30pm
Select Sunday Matinees · Doors 12pm, Meal 12 – 1:30pm, Kitchen Closes 1:30pm, Curtain 2pm
Our Response to COVID-19 :
Following government regulations and for the safety and comfort of our patrons, staff, and performers we have implemented the following schedule changes and Barn Policies.
WE ARE POSTPONING ALL SHOWS THROUGH DECEMBER, 2020.
We will be live-streaming shows while closed and will announce details as we have them.
All tickets already purchased will be refunded. Please Email: email@example.com if you have not been contacted.
All SEASON TICKET HOLDERS have been offered a refund or the opportunity to donate their purchase to our nonprofit theatre company. If you have not received an email regarding this, please email us your name and mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Important Details
The Barn is a unique space that does not easily accommodate social distancing either on stage for the actors, or in the audience or lobby or restrooms. Likewise, at this time Buffet dining service is not allowed. Thank you for your continued support. We are excited to be working on live-stream entertainment for you until we can safely and legally reopen. Wishing everyone good health and we look forward to making you laugh, dance, and sing very soon!