Creative Flair, Delightful Engagement, & Relaxed Efficiency

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** NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2020 & 2021 live events were cancelled. Instead, we presented “Dickens Fair at Home” in both 2020 & 2021, and Drive-Through Dickens London in 2021 as a gift to our audiences and participant community.

For more information on these events and our plans for the 2022 season, click here. **

Services Overview -
Contact us today to discuss your next celebration.

We specialize in theatrically entertaining, historically authentic events and enjoy collaborating with a creative community of more than 1,000 enthusiastic performers, directors, musicians and designers.

From theme development, to scripting, design, direction, security, operations, parking, permitting, mapping, ticketing, vendor management, catering, scheduling, and logistics, (whew), we enjoy doing it all! And we have the experience to make it a smooth and pleasant process.

Our entertainment services will coordinate musicians, actors, celebrity look-alikes, character actors, dancers, and historical characters, real ~ and imagined!

For specific needs, we offer direct connection to any of our associate companies. To costume a wedding party or an entire stage production, contact Depford Costume design directly. If you need security or parking operations, contact Praetorian Event Services. For a combination of functions or overall event planning and management, please contact Red Barn and we will present a single proposal to fit your needs. Venue recommendations and catering services are also available.

Each of the Red Barn associate companies shares our vision for how every aspect of a quality event should be produced… with creative flair, delightful engagement, and relaxed efficiency.

Red Barn Services Overview

Security, Access Control, Parking and Operations –
Praetorian USA

Professional event staffing is the core of Praetorian’s business. Red Barn and Praetorian have been working together since 2008. Whether you need ticket takers, cashiers, safety patrols, credential checks, parking control, or any of the other hundreds of jobs required for a public event, Praetorian has you covered. They work well within existing teams, or can put together a complete package to suit your needs. Each Praetorian Guard has valid credentials with a full State and Federal background check. Whether you need security for a public event with thousands of attendees or a single guard at your place of business, Praetorian can provide the suite of services and personnel you require.

"…we continually receive compliments from board members, volunteers, and our artists about the "expert" level of security and the "kind" and "efficient" way in which issues are addressed.” - Manager, Sausalito Art Festival (a client 2008 - Present)

For more information please visit Praetorian's website.

Event Operations

Costuming –
Pink Depford Costume Design Studio

Liz Martin's Pink Depford Design Studio provides costuming to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2009, Pink Depford has designed and built over 60 shows. They specialize in historically accurate costume pieces.
Beyond theatrical design, Liz and her team enjoy creating one of a kind personal costumes in a range of historical and theatrical themes and genres’.

Liz Martin is an award winning costume designer and is currently the designer for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

For more information please visit the Pink Depford Design Studio website.


Set Design –
Heidi Boucher’s, Everything Visual Always Exceptional

Heidi Boucher has been involved with independent film, television and theater for over 25 years in California and Oregon. She has worked as a producer, director and production designer on several award winning feature films, shorts, music videos, commercials, broadcast television and stage productions. Heidi has worked extensively with the Sacramento Railroad Foundation, the city of Sacramento History Center and the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

In addition to her production work, Heidi Boucher has over 35 years experience guiding families in caring for their own dead. In combining both her professions for the first time, the filmmaker has had the honor of documenting families leading up to and after death bringing sensitivity and artistry to the film and project as a whole. She recently wrote, produced and directed the award winning film, In The Parlor: The Final Good Bye, an intimate portrait of three families choosing the home death care option. She lectures and provides workshops on the topic to those interested in learning more.

For more information contact [email protected]

Set Design

Graphic Design -
Sanow Design

Professional creative services in print design, online design and marketing, editing, desktop publishing, and project management. Specializing in graphics services for large-scale events, from promo and print advertising to email marketing, signage, passes, merchandising, and programs. With 25+ years of experience, Amanda Sanow can bring your vision to life, on time and on budget. Please contact her for current availability.

For more information, please visit the Sanow Design website.

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