What's on

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.              

 

Jelly Jazz!

Saturday 30th April 2016 | 8pm

Jelly Jazz!

This April Jelly Jazz head honcho Pete Isaac returns from LA and heads straight for The Ballroom, bringing with him (hopefully some of that Californian sun!) and of course that unmistakable Jelly sound! find out more

Straight Outta Totnes - Chapter 4... Old Skool Hip-Hop & RnB Night

Saturday 7th May 2016 | 8pm

Straight Outta Totnes - Chapter 4... Old Skool Hip-Hop & RnB Night

DJ's Rosie Anna and Shmerkels return for another night of old skool Hip-Hop & RnB. featuring some of the biggest hip hop sounds from the past three decades. East side and west side unite for a night of... find out more

Echo Town

Friday 13th May 2016 | 8pm

Echo Town

UK South West based band Echo Town consists of free spirited brothers Ric and Rob Harrison. Recognised for their vibrant and energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and use of multi instruments such as... find out more

Guilty Pleasures

Saturday 14th May 2016 | 8pm

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures returns this May with more of their No shame, no judgement attitude.  Playing all those guilty pleasures that span the decades from past to present, guaranteed to get your feet tapping and... find out more

Mad Dog Mcrea

Friday 20th May 2016 | 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies,... find out more

Soundart Radio DJ's Ant and Bruce present: An evening of extreme possibilities...

Saturday 21st May 2016 | 8pm

Soundart Radio DJ's Ant and Bruce present: An evening of extreme possibilities...

The winning formula of Soundart DJ’s Ant and Bruce with VJ Vince  invite you to another evening of Extreme Possibilities, an opportunity to bounce the night away to house and tech-house. This night... find out more

Dartington Party In The Town

Friday 27th May 2016 | 6.30pm onwards

Dartington Party In The Town

6.30-7pm Sam Fearon A rising young talent from Totnes, Sam’s soulful voice, accomplished guitar playing and great stage presence appeal to a wide range of audiences. He can be heard gigging across the UK and... find out more

Rambunctious Social Club

Saturday 28th May 2016 | Doors 8pm

Rambunctious Social Club

Rambunctious returns!   Details to follow... 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

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

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

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.