Cleeve Youth Theatre

On the 14th April Cleeve Youth Theatre will be turning Cleeve Tithe Barn on its head as the forty two members of Cleeve Youth Theatre will be performing The Willow Pattern by Judith Johnson. A story of a forbidden love, betrayal and friendship based on an ancient Chinese tale.

The Mandarin, the most powerful man in the province, is looking for a husband for his darling daughter Knoon-She .The desired suitor must be a noble man of strength, wealth, and social standing. However, Knoon- She’s heart has already been won by the palace secretary, Chang, a gentle soul, full of kindness, poetry and love.  How long can the young lover’s keep their secret? Who are their true friends? How will the Mandarin react?

The young actors from Cleeve Youth Theatre tell this funny, moving and thought-provoking story through puppetry, music and dance.
The youth theatre are busy rehearsing with director Honor Hoskins, designer Rob Dicks, choreographer - Becky Pell, fight director - Chris Gunter, with music compiled by Janie Armour ready for the performances on the 14th April at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available from Cleeve Post Office 01242 672 482.

To contact Honor click here


Twice a year we put on a top quality professional event sponsored by Arts in Rural Gloucestershire. Check out here to see what we have in store for autumn 2011. Click the logo to see Air in G's website.


On Friday 22nd October 2010 we put on an Air in G Jazz at the Barn event.

The superb jazz singer Cate Cody will be appearing with her fine trio Mike Graver, John Day, and Nick Ward.

Tell all your friends and bring a party to hear this amazing jazz singer who was invited to sing at last years BAFTA awards ceremony. With the lights down and glow lights on the tables this will be a wonderful evening of amazing jazz. Book a table for your party.

Tickets will be £10 each including a buffet, and will be on sale at Courtyard Books and George Lewis Footwear in September.  For more details see our Cate Cody page.


We would very much like to give our thanks for the support that John and Freda Burton give in selling tickets for us. Click the logo to go to their website.


To see details of a coming event or to see pictures of some of the past events we have had click on the event below;

2010 Journey of Turtle a children's puppet show by Lempen Puppet Theatre Company on  26th March 2010.

In the beginning Turtle was shiny and fast, always impatient, always in a hurry, but then one day he had a terrible accident. Turtles are old, millions of years old, as old as dinosaurs, as sold as some hills. Go to Turtle Hill and experience an imaginative journey through the evolution and learning of the most fascinating and ancient creature. A beautiful story based on a trilogy of Just-so-style Turtle tales about atmosphere and following your dreams, table-top puppets and traditional story telling. Fun, inspiration and delight for everyone over the age of 5.




2009Dark Tales of Gloucestershire

Look what you missed in the Barn that day!!!!


2008 - Bedtime Badtime Stories Click on the title to see some pictures of the puppets






2007 - The Outlaw Barron Fitz Warryn






2006 - Pinocchio







2008 Neil Maya

2006 Sheena Davis

2005 Cellorythmics


2005 Sans Everything

2004 Instant Whit


2005 Classic Buskers

2006 More Tea Vicar