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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Top Notch Performances

I attended a matinee performance of "The Savannah Sipping Society" performed in the Barter Theatre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen L
Manassas, Virginia
Wonderful as usual!

If you are visiting in the greater area, a trip to Barter is well worth it. Extremely hospitable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a matinee performance of "The Savannah Sipping Society" performed in the Barter Theatre II, across the street. This is an intimate theatre for about 150 guests in 5 tiered rows. The performance was outstanding, the cast got a standing ovation from a sold-out...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting in the greater area, a trip to Barter is well worth it. Extremely hospitable theatre with wonderful performances. Attended evening show of "Footloose" and the theatre and cast did not disappoint! If you have children with you, check out Barter Stage...More

Thank becca83-TN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the play Leaving Iowa and it was hilarious! The actors were amazing! The night was filled with some serious moments in regards to the placement of his father's remains and hilarious moments about families that we've all experience.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of friends went to see Footloose together and weren't disappointed. The singing and dancing were energetic and done well. All seats in the theater offer a good view of the stage. There were some crude moments in the play that might make it...More

Thank Dini35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time visiting the Barter and it was a great time. We saw a Saturday matinee performance of Flashdance and it was very well done. The whole experience was first rate. The theater is nice, comfortable seats, good sound, plenty of parking close by....More

Thank beachbeast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the play "The Cottage" on the Gilliam Stage at the Barter Theater. Such an entertaining evening with great friends. We have been before and enjoyed the plays so we wanted to go back with friends.

Thank lebosiger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended my first Barter play during a middle school field trip. I fell in love with the Barter then and I love going back any chance I can now I no longer live in the area. Went to see Footloose for my birthday this...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have heard of the Barter Theater & had recommendations for years so I looked it up online & saw that Footloose was showing so I booked us tickets. We were excited to see this old time show. BUT were we disappointed with the language...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shows with mostly local talent. Always a treat! Footloose was a fun musical! Great performance.

Thank SouthernVoice10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was an excellent show - so glad we went. This is our second trip to the Barter and we will definitely be back on our next trip through Virginia! The actors are fabulous and it's as good as Broadway!

Thank Sherry C
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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 Communication S | 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