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The Now legendary Barrel House Ballroom has offered a varied monthly programme of events for many years, always with a strong focus on original live music. Now with an extensive refurbishment including a bespoke state of the art D&B sound system we aim to continue drawing a strong line up of both local and international acts, as well as attracting more established artists. In addition to this we also host regular DJ nights for those looking to go out for a dance.              

 

The Sunday Sessions at The Totnes Brewing Co.

Sunday 29th May 2016 | 3pm

The Sunday Sessions at The Totnes Brewing Co.

Join us this Bank Holiday Sunday at The Totnes Brewing Company for the first of our Sunday Sessions. Featuring all your favourite craft beers plus specially themed cocktails by Bar Blah Blah. And as if that... find out more

Reverend D. Wayne Love (Alabama 3) presents … Funk, Soul & Hip Hop - DJ Set

Friday 3rd June 2016 | 8pm

Reverend D. Wayne Love (Alabama 3) presents … Funk, Soul & Hip Hop - DJ Set

Get out on the floor and hear how The Reverend stole the soul.  The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love (Alabama 3) warms up for Glastonbury 2016 with a set of soul, funk and hip hop the likes of which have been... find out more

NINETIES NIGHT VOL.4

Saturday 4th June 2016 | 8pm

NINETIES NIGHT VOL.4

This June back by popular demand we bring you... Nineties night vol.4! A night of pure nostalgia hosted by Guilty Pleasures Totnes DJ's Rosie Anna and Chris B. Serving up a plethora of tunes from the... find out more

Jens Kuross

Sunday 5th June 2016 | 8pm

Jens Kuross

If there was a line that could be drawn between the haunting, ethereal melancholy of Thom Yorke, and the poetic lyricism and inviting nostalgia of Tom Waits, then Jens Kuross could be the artist who walks it. But... find out more

William The Conqueror

Friday 10th June 2016 | 8pm

William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror are three passionate musicians (Ruarri Joseph, Harry Harding & Naomi Holmes) hell bent on staying in love with what they do. They make music for the love of music. The inevitable... find out more

Aphrodisia

Saturday 11th June 2016 | 8pm

Aphrodisia

Time to get the Barrel House Ballroom bouncing with ther first outing of 2016. Becca G & Heathen Soul return with some deep techy house grooves to kick start the Summer.  Strictly 18+ Bring a... find out more

Yola Carter (Phantom Limb)

Thursday 16th June 2016 | 8pm

Yola Carter (Phantom Limb)

Previously Phantom Limb's front lady. Yola draws together some of Bristol's finest to bring her distinctive blend of country and gospel to life. From her late teens, Yola Carter (born Yolanda Quartey)... find out more

Malavita!

Friday 17th June 2016 | 8pm

Malavita!

Malavita! is back! After a sell-out night at the Barrelhouse Ballroom in 2015, this 7 piece powerhouse returns to deliver its very own brand of latin-infused funk-reggae originals. If a night of fun-filled dancing... find out more

Dead.Ground

Friday 15th July 2016 | Doors 8pm

Dead.Ground

Dead.Ground are an alternative rock band from Exeter. Featuring Ollie Harris on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Edward Tucker on Bass and Jake Friese-Greene on Drums. Bridging the gap between reckless riffing and... find out more

Marc O'Reilly

Thursday 21st July 2016 | 8pm

Marc O'Reilly

With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful... find out more

Tourists

Friday 22nd July 2016 | 8pm

Tourists

Torbay based band Tourists return to The Ballroom this May with their unmistakable big sound, influenced by 80’s bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode. “Each member is integral to their lush... find out more

PRIMITIVE

Saturday 23rd July 2016 | 8pm

PRIMITIVE

HELLS 100 bring you PRIMITIVE - A night of acid tinged disco, funk drenched bass & throbbing house. Is austerity getting you down? Are you scared of the future? Lamenting lost youth? Well stop... find out more

Scott Matthews

Friday 29th July 2016 | 8pm

Scott Matthews

Garnered with serious critical acclaim in his 10 year career to date, Scott has taken this time to nurture his craft. He was always deliberate in his actions as witnessed in the time he originally spent as a... find out more

The Eskies

Friday 5th August 2016 | 8pm

The Eskies

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen's clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality. Purveyors of music... find out more

Sea Change Festival

Friday 26th August 2016 | All Weekend

Sea Change Festival

An exciting new festival for Totnes bring with it a fantastic mix of music, film and literature - put together by well renound Drift Records this festival promises to be huge.  The Barrel House Ballroom will... find out more

Boo Hewerdine + Dan Whitehouse

Friday 11th November 2016 | 8pm

Boo Hewerdine + Dan Whitehouse

Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour).  The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later... find out more

Martin Harley

Saturday 10th December 2016 | 8pm

Martin Harley

Martin  Harley  is  a  supremely  talented  acoustic  roots  and  blues  guitarist,  singer  and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live... find out more

Events Diary

Live music

The South West's best acts

The now legendary Barrel House Ballroom has offered a varied monthly programme of events in Totnes for many years, always with a strong focus on original live music the venue has played host to some of the biggest names in music in its time. Now after an extensive refurbishment and with the addition of our new fully engineered bespoke d&b sound system we aim to continue drawing a strong line up of both local and international acts, as well as attracting more established artists to the stage. In addtion to live music we also host regular DJ nights for those who fancy a dance.