The Travelling Barn

All the Beauty, Elegance and Ambiance of a Traditional Timber Frame Barn, Anywhere, Any Time.

The Travelling Barn

Uses of The Barn

The Travelling Barn can and has been used for a variety of events, functions, festivals and weddings.

Facts and Figures

Technical Aspects

The Mission of the Travelling Barn has been to revive, revitalise and popularise heritage Timber Framing skills and ancient building techniques, and to adapt it to the temporary structure arena. We have sought to bring the timeless integrity of traditional timber framing into the visual vernacular of the Festival scene - one so dominated with aluminium, plastic, scaffold and ply.


The Size

The whole structure is 20.2m long and 14.4m wide, with a stage section at the back giving you 290 square metres (3,400 square feet) of covered space. An total area of ground 24m by 18m is required including guy ropes.



The structure is of English Douglas Fir with curved oak braces in the cross frames. The Canvas is manufactured in Poly Cotton which has aged beautifully in the sun into a cream colour.



The Barn can comfortably accommodate 250 seated and 600 standing.
The Barn has a Stage Section that can fit a 16' x 16' Stage, under the specially designed "Hip Roof".
The Isles are 3.5 Meters wide allowing for a full length bar.



We have brought traditional timber framing technology to a modern and innovative design. All the peg holes are the standard three quarter inches meaning that in many years’ time when the structure is decommissioned, the timber frame can be recycled and re-used as a permanent structure with oak pegs. The through-tenons on the tie beams are secured with oak wedges.

Floor Plan

The Travelling Barn.

The Travelling Barn

The Timber Stage

New from The Travelling Barn Company comes The Timber Stage!

We have designed and built a Timber Framed Stage - perfect for bandstands and medium sized festival stages.


Minimum hire price of The Travelling Barn for 1 - 3 days is £6000, inclusive of haulage, travel and labour, to anywhere in the mainland UK.

This is significantly more than hire of traditional marquees since the Barn is effectively a temporary building, rather than a tent.

Timber Framing Courses

We plan to run Timber Framing Courses in 2016.
Please contact us for more information


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A Wedding in Oxfordshire

View From Outside1


Plaited Ivy3

Table Plan4

The Travelling Barn set up for a wedding in Oxfordshire in 2014

Our crew were able to help the couple by laying a solid wooden floor throughout the structure, and by carpeting it. We used a roll of calico to line the inside of the barn, bunching it up into ruffles at the opening.

The bride and groom had a florist decorate the timbers with plaited ivy, which looked splendid.

Wilderness Festival

Roller Disco1

Stage Section2


In Full Swing4

The Travelling Barn is a regular feature and music stage at Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, in Oxfordshire. It has visited the festival 4 times and hosted hundreds of bands and entertained thousands of people.

Festivals: Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, No.6, Secret Garden Party, Somersault

Camp Bestival


Secret Garden Party

Festival No.6

The Travelling Barn has appeeared at Bestival, Camp Bestival, Glade, Glastonbury Festival, GrillStock, Festival No. 6, Secret Garden Party, Somersault and the Forestry Commission's TreeFest at the Westonbirt Arboretum.

A Wedding in Devon


Isle Bar2

Timber Detail3

Flower Detail4

The Travelling Barn at a Wedding in Devon.

The Travelling Stage

At Night1


Being Built3

The Family4

Photos from the first ever use of The Travelling Stage at Fire in the Mountain festival June 2016

Just So Festival 2017 Mainstage

Credit to TenEight1

Credit to Andrew Allcock2

Credit to Chris Payne3

Credit to Mark Carline4

The Timber Stage as the Just So Festival Mainstage, 2017


Liverpool Requiem