Creative License to present 5-week audition class entitled “Auditioning for the Capital Region”

Thursday, June 4, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins

All actors of any skill level welcome!

Creative License presents “Auditioning for the Capital Region”, a 5 week series that will help actors master the Capital Region audition scene.

The cost is $25 per class, or sign up for the entire series at $100.

The class will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

-selecting a monologue
-how to present yourself at auditions
-overcoming unexpected obstacles
-mastering cold readings.

One Million Cups

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins

A group of entrepreneurs, lawyers and business people are bringing a national entrepreneurship program to Albany, New York to help startups improve their business plans.

One Million Cups is a weekly meet-up for early-stage with free coffee and food meant to “caffeinate your entrepreneurial community.”

“This start-up community from when I was 18 to now is night and day,” said Brian Selchick, an entreprenuer and lawyer who’s helping bring the program to Albany. “So many more organizations and infrastructure and people are dedicated to the industry. I wanted to bring them together.”

Albany’s first weekly meet-up will be at The Albany Barn, on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, and will meet every following Wednesday morning.

Empire: An All Dance Showcase

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, By: kristen
Team Onyx

Albany Barn is happy to host local hip-hop competition dance team, Team Onyx, as they perform to raise funds for their upcoming competition season!


New exhibitions to open May 1st at The Barn & Stage 1 Gallery

Thursday, April 30, 2015, By: kristen
Kayla Coons: Caged

Join us 1st Friday, May 1st, from 5-8 p.m. for the opening receptions of “Lost & Found” a group mixed media exhibition, and “Metamorphosis” a solo exhibition by abstract mixed media artist Sarah Holub Schrom. (more…)

Top-notch Line Up Announced for May 28th #ThrowbackThursday Event!

Thursday, April 23, 2015, By: kristen

On Thursday, May 28th Albany Barn, in partnership with Creative License will present “Throwback Thursday” an evening meant to walk guests down memory lane to the ‘glory days’ or ‘horror day’ of the high school experience. With Creative License taking the lead on curating live performances to include storytelling, stand up comedy, dance, improv, and a preview of their own ‘sophomore’ production- Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, the evening promises to be one you won’t soon forget. (more…)

UNtrash the Block Party! Saturday, April 18th @ 3:30pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Hser Day Moo Grade 11 Albany High School

Join the Albany Barn on Saturday, April 18th at the North Swan Street Park for our UNtrash the Block Party in honor of Earth Day 2015!

Learn the art of up-cycling and turn trash into treasure with the right tools and just a little creativity.

The celebration kicks off at 3:30pm and will feature music, refreshments, crafts, and fun for all ages.
(Rain location of Stage 1, just down the street from the park on North Swan Street)

Free Concert Featuring Sweet Plantain Quartet

Friday, April 3, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Sweet Plantain

Join us on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon with Sweet Plantain: a dynamic classical string quartet music influenced by jazz, hip-hop, and latin rhythms.

Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. Separately hailing from The Bronx, New Jersey, and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York.

The show starts at 3pm and is powered and made possible by the Albany Barn & Troy Music Hall. Admission is free- all ages are welcomed.



Rock out to special rehearsal rates for the month of March!

Thursday, February 26, 2015, By: kristen

Haven’t been to The Barn to check out our rehearsal rooms yet?! Well now’s the time! New renters who book 3 hours of rehearsal time between February 16 and March 30th will receive their 4th hour free! (more…)

Derrick Horton & The Jay Street Band present Motown & More to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital District

Thursday, February 5, 2015, By: kristen

Join us Saturday, March 7th at The Barn for an evening of “Motown & More” with Derrick Horton & The Jay Street Band with special guest Nite Train to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital District’s programs to support families of pediatric cancer patients. (more…)

Get a peek inside The Barn on this week’s A House for Arts!

Thursday, February 5, 2015, By: kristen
Exhibition in the 2nd floor gallery at The Barn

Artists in residence Dana Owens and Jamel Mosely, and executive director Kristen Holler sat down with WMHT’s Matthew Rogowicz to shed some light on what exactly it is that happens at The Barn.

See for yourself!

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

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