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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Great place for all people

We went to see the Santa Land Diaries. My first suggestion to those tourist that know nothing (me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary B
Romney, West Virginia, United States
Worth every dollar

We saw White Christmas on its last day. We had reservations about a play version; how could it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim O
via mobile
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Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia. Founded in 1933, Barter Theatre offers professional, repertory theatre, 17-19 productions per year, and two unique stages: Barter Main Stage and Barter Stage II. Recognized as the premiere theatre in the region, Barter launched the careers of such notable actors as Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal and Ernest Borgnine. Enjoy classics, comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals. Group rates and packages with fine Abingdon restaurants and lodging available. Stop in The Barter Café and gift shop. Open Feb. – Dec. Call or go on-line for performance schedule.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Santa Land Diaries. My first suggestion to those tourist that know nothing (me) put a sign out showing what play is being shown at the bottom theater and what is being played at the top theater. We were at the...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw White Christmas on its last day. We had reservations about a play version; how could it compare to Bing? We came away having our spirits lifted and our hearts touched. Excellent regional theatre on all levels.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the production of White Christmas. I give 5 stars to the excellent dancers, singers and actors. Wardrobe was amazing. This was my 1st time here and I brought my 84 yr old mother who has enjoyed being here at least 2x before. The seats...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been to the Barter numerous times to see plays at the Barter and at Stage 2. we have never regretted seeing any play. The actors are first class and the plays are extremely well done. We usually try to string 3 plays together,...More

Thank jblack12017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to afternoon show—david sedaris’ santaland diaries....for “mature audiences”, with just the right touch of sarcasm. In the second theater, which was perfect for this one man production with Nicholas piper, who was perfect for the role. My 90 yo mother, 20 ish son with...More

Thank PH_CAtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the actors were great in their many different roles , Tuna Christmas was just ok. The premise of having the whole show done as what a small town is like during Christmas is good but coming from a small town we felt it was...More

Thank brethol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchase season tickets annually because there is almost always something enjoyable to watch. The acting is great and the stage settings are quite unique. The parking lot fills up fast so get there a little early! This is the State Theatre of Virginia and...More

Thank Wall E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The actors and actresses were amazingly talented! There was comedy, singing, tap dancing, romance and a lot of laughter all set in Vermont after WW2 in the 1940s. A Great salute to veterans. Actors and actresses seemed to really enjoy their jobs. Especially Bob and...More

Thank JulesVerne76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see "White Christmas" - it was excellent! Enjoyed the music and dance so much. The actors were fantastic. Atmosphere of this theater is an experience. We so enjoy our trips here - would recommend it to anyone.

Thank tah1959
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We love this little theater and drive 3 hrs to come here rather than the theater at home sometimes. We just saw White Christmas and really enjoyed it. We have been here often enough that we are recognizing some of the actors from previous shows....More

Thank 2doglady
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Lisa M
11 May 2017|
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Response from Damean M |
Hi Lisa, shows can vary in length, but they usually run somewhere between 90 minutes and a little over two hours. There is typically an intermission, especially with longer shows. Player shows can run a little shorter, since... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from cklamesa | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have daytime shows. Check their website
9 November 2015|
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Response from BarterCommunications | Property representative |
Hello, I hope you have called our box office about this request, they should have no problem in switching those tickets for another performance as long as there are still seats available. It is always our goal to accommodate... More