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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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We went with another couple as mutual Christmas gifts to reach other to see Miracle on 34th Street... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2015
Newport, Tennessee
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Excellent as always!!!

Miracle on 34th Street. Cast and play were excellent as always. I have never been disappointed at... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
Jeff K
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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.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We went with another couple as mutual Christmas gifts to reach other to see Miracle on 34th Street. Had an early dinner at the Martha Washington House, watched the Christmas parade, and completed the wonderful evening by watching some of the best acting any where...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Miracle on 34th Street. Cast and play were excellent as always. I have never been disappointed at the Barter! If you are planning a visit to the region, the Barter Theatre is a must see!!!

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We have driven from Atlanta just to see plays at The Barter 2 years in a row. This theatre, which started as a real barter theatre, is a real treat. I think the first barter was a pig for theatre tickets. The selection of plays...More

Thank dianeandlarry
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

I always have a blast at Barter. We saw Scrooge at Barter 2 tonight. Awesome job by actors and ushers. Neat play. Awesome as always all around.

Thank jennypotpie
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The Barter was renovated a couple of years ago. It's still a beautiful venue with the feel of community theater. Of course they're professional actors, not volunteers, and they always put on a terrific performance. The play we saw recently was in the original theater,...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

We saw A Miracle on 34th Street. It had a very fun community feel and the performance was great. A perfect kick-off to the holiday season!

Thank sjperez
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Finally got to see a show here and it did not disappoint. We saw Miracle on 34th Street and it was excellent. Arrive early to enjoy the town. There is parking for the theater across the street next to their Barter II Stage. All the...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Enjoyed our first show at Barter Theatre watching the production of The Three Musketeers. Acting and costumes were superb. The sword fighting scenes were very well done. Staff was very friendly and offerexd us better seats due to cancellations. If you are in the area...More

Thank Leonard F
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I love Abingdon, and The Barter Theatre is probably the best thing there. The actors are outstanding. The staff are super friendly and engaging. Unlike many theaters, Barter is comfortable. The bathrooms are clean and modern. The prices are reasonable. I go out if my...More

Thank FSUWizard
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I took my husband for a Barter Theatre package trip as his Christmas Present. We did the Bike and Barter package. This includes tickets to one show, two nights at the Damascus Old Mill Inn in nearby Damascus, dinner for two at the Old Mill...More

Thank Beth G
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Lisa M
About how long is a show?
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
Will be there on June 23 and 24. Are there any day time shows? I will be at The Hampton, is there any transportation available to and from?
18 March 2017|
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Response from cklamesa | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have daytime shows. Check their website
I just bought tickets for "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" on the wrong day. Will I be able to get this straightened out in the morning or am I out of luck? -Worry Wart
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