General Info

Housing:

Staying at Celebration Barn offers true creative immersion. The barn is available as a dedicated, 24/7 creative work space and artists retreat to the rest of our 11-acre property to relax and recharge.

To help you customize your experience, we have three different kinds of accommodations available: our standard double-occupancy rooms, a limited number of single-occupancy rooms, and tenting on-site.  All rooms are subject to availability, so we definitely recommend registering early!

The rooms at Celebration Barn are located in one of four sleeping cabins, which are nestled into the orchard next to the barn. The solar-powered cabins are secure and equipped with porches, overhead lighting, and screened windows. Each artist has their own bed, nightstand, lamp, hooks, charging station, and dresser drawers.

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Students who are camping or tenting must provide all of their own outdoor equipment. The Barn does not rent camping supplies.

You must provide your own twin-size bedding and towels or rent a bundle from us.

Check out the pricing menu below and feel free to email us with any questions at info@celebrationbarn.com.

Meals:

Celebration Barn’s meal plan includes delicious, healthy meals that always include a vegetarian option and a salad bar. The meal plan includes lunch and dinner on class days and costs $160/week.

Chef Bill Irish has worked over thirty years in the culinary industry. He takes a farm-to-table approach while preparing a wide range of specialties and traditional comfort foods. In addition to being the recipient of several regional cooking awards, Bill is also a professional musician, thespian, and 18th century historical re-enactor!

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SAMPLE MENUS:

Meat Entrée- Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Meat Balls
Vegetarian Entrée- Tofu Stuffed Shells
   with Garlic Bread and Fresh Salad Bar
Dessert- Brownies

Meat Entrée- Barbecue Pulled Pork
Vegetarian Entrée- Veggie Rice and Beans
   with Thai Noodles, Edamame Salad, and Fresh Salad Bar
Dessert- Whoopee Pies

Meat Entrée- Lobster Rolls
Vegetarian Entrée- Hummus Wraps
   with Parsley Potatoes, Black Bean & Carrot Salsa, and Fresh Salad Bar
Dessert- Apple Crisp

GLUTEN FREE GUESTS: Most entrees and desserts are actually gluten-free! Of course, you’ll also always have the option of the salad bar. However, if something like brown rice or gluten free pasta is a staple for you, we encourage you to bring your own.

To communicate any special dietary intolerances, please be sure to fill out our meal questionnaire!

Click here to fill out the Barn’s Meal Questionnaire.

Most students choose to participate and enjoy having meals ready at the end of class. You are on your own to prepare your breakfast and meals on non-class days (this only applies to guests who stay for more than one week).

The Barn has a large, well-equipped kitchen with plenty of storage for you to prepare your breakfast. If you are coming in from out of town, we’ll help you get to the grocery store to purchase your breakfast and snack foods.

We strongly encourage you to enjoy the meal plan. It will give you more time to focus on your creative work!

Pricing Menu:

  Single Double Tenting Meal Plan
1 Week $400 $250 $125 $160
2 Weeks $800 $500 $250 $320
3 Weeks $1,200 $750 $375 $480
4 Weeks $1,600 $1,000 $500 $640
5 Weeks $2,000 $1,250 $625 $800
6 Weeks $2,400 $1,500 $750 $960
7 Weeks $2,800 $1,750 $875 $1,120
8 Weeks $3,200 $2,000 $1,000 $1,280

Arrival & Departure:

Students should arrive anytime between 3 PM and 6 PM on the Monday their workshop  starts. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM that evening. Some teachers will have a first class following dinner, others will begin on Tuesday morning. Students must depart no later than 10 AM on the day after their workshop ends.

Getting to the Barn:

Please review our recommendations BEFORE booking your travel. You are responsible for making all your travel arrangements, including shuttle reservations, taxi service, or car rental, if needed, from Portland or Lewiston to the Barn. If you are staying at the Barn and would like to take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service, please reserve your spot at least one week prior to the start of your workshop by emailing info@CelebrationBarn.com or calling (207) 743-8452. Click here for more travel information.

Tuition & Refunds:

A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remainder is due on the day you arrive. No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by the student after the workshop has begun. All payments must be in U.S. funds.

Discounts:

An early registration discount is available if you register by May 1st. You will receive a $50 discount off your tuition.

A 10% tuition discount is available to individuals registering for more than one workshop or for group registrations from the same immediate family or performing ensemble.

NOTE: Discounts only apply to tuition, not housing and food. A 10% discount may not be taken in addition to the Early Bird Discount. Discounts do not apply to Residencies.

Acceptance:

When we receive your application and deposit, we will send your information to the instructor(s) for their approval. We will notify you as soon as possible whether or not you are accepted into the workshop. Please add Ian@CelebrationBarn.com to your email contacts to prevent your acceptance notification from being flagged as spam.

Age Requirement:

Generally, students must be 18 years old to apply but occasionally exceptions are made for mature younger students. If you are not yet 18 and wish to be considered, please call or email info@CelebrationBarn.com.

What to Bring:

  • You must bring your own bedding, pillows, and towels or rent them from us. All beds are twin size.
  • Warm clothing. It can get cold here, even in the summer.
  • Cool clothing. It also gets hot!
  • Rain gear. It also gets wet!
  • Props, costumes, music, scripts, etc. that you want to work with at your workshop.
  • Your instructor will inform you of any particular items you should bring for the workshop.
  • We recommend bringing flip-flops or sandals for indoors and a good pair of walking shoes for enjoying the outdoors.
  • There is wi-fi in the Barn and you may consider bringing a lap-top computer.
  • Please, leave your pets at home!

Classes:

Classes usually begin at 9 AM. Afternoons and evenings often include time for developing and showing scenes. For longer workshops, there are usually no classes on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday, so that students may work on scenes and rest.

Performances:

Celebration Barn has public performances on Saturday nights. If you have family or friends planning to come to the show, we strongly recommend they purchase tickets in advance. The Celebration Barn Devising Intensive will offer the opportunity for an informal Friday-night sharing of student work.

Bedding Rentals:

Bedding bundles are available to rent for $35. The bundle includes a pillow, sheets, blankets, and a towel & washcloth. Laundry service is not available for bundles and bedding items are not available a la carte.

Laundry:

The Barn does not provide on-site laundry facilities, however we do have a clothesline. There are laundromats located a short drive away in South Paris.

Recreation:

Celebration Barn is in the middle of the lakes and mountains district. There are plenty of activities including swimming, hiking, and fishing. See “In The Area” for more information. Don’t forget to bring the necessary equipment and clothing with you.

Cell Phones & WiFi at the Barn:

Most cell phone companies provide reception at the Barn including AT&T, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Verizon, and more. While there is no WiFi access in the cabins, there is WiFi available in the barn.