About Us

A Center for Performing, Visual & Literary Arts

Barns of Rose Hill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts venue and community center in Berryville, Virginia — the seat of Clarke County in the Shenandoah Valley. The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th century dairy barns that were fully restored in 2011. Our mission is to enrich lives through programs in the performing, visual, and literary arts.

In 2015, we offered more than 70 diverse programs that touched the lives of more than 4,500 people from all over the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas.
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Our Programs & Events

We offer a fantastic and diverse variety of programs for people of all ages including live music, exhibits, educational workshops, film screenings, art classes, community programs, and more.
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Our History

Barn of Rose Hill Before Renovation.The barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 by Mr. Horace Smithy, who had named the farm after his beautiful and beloved wife, Rosalie. And so Berryville won a lovely four-acre park that became a central focus of community activities through the years.

As the town developed around the barns and park grounds, it was clear the old barns could contribute in a significant way. Therefore, in September 2004, Barns of Rose Hill, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to raise funds for the restoration of the barns with the intention of creating the Barns as a center for community, arts, and education. After six years of fundraising, the restoration of the Barns of Rose Hill reached its completion and it officially opened in September 2011.

Restored for a Life of Service & Celebration

The extensive renovation included a world class sound system, acoustic engineering, and a highly flexible architectural concept. Our facility now includes upper and lower galleries, the James. R. Wilkins, Sr. Great Hall, and open deck. Our elevator offers handicapped accessibility between the lower and upper levels.

Barns of Rose Hill