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Barter Theatre

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Address: 127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
Phone Number:
+1 276-628-3991
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09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 20:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia....

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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We saw John Cowan. It was an excellent concert. Our seats were third row balcony and were able to see and hear without any problem. Staff at theatre were very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw John Cowan. It was an excellent concert. Our seats were third row balcony and were able to see and hear without any problem. Staff at theatre were very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy seeing a play here. It's a nice theatre with a nice history. I recommend checking it out if you enjoy theatre.

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Butler, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for matinee of Over the River and Thru the Woods, a packed theater but not uncomfortable, very entertaining. The actors all did their parts very well

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the theater to watch a Christmas Catol. Was expecting it to be pretty boring, but I was surprised to have really enjoyed it! The theater is small and the seats weren't the most comfortable but the show was amazing. One of the best plays I have been to in a while! I did enjoy it and would definitely return!... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a girls getaway trip. Several of my girlfriends enjoyed watching Chicago here this fall. LOVED it! The actors did a great job performing. This is such a beautiful theater. Not a bad seat in the house. And Abingdon is such a cute town. Arrive early so you can spend time walking around sightseeing & shopping.

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Huntersville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided this year, in lieu of gifts, I would treat my son and his family to a trip to the Barter to see A Christmas Carol. Everything was decorated for the holidays and we were escorted to our seats. We reserved seats in the center of the orchestra section but all seats are equally good to see the stage.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary by watching the play Over the river and through the woods. The play was excellent and the actors did a really convincing job. We loved the atmosphere of the second theatre. The stage was extremely close to give you that cozy feeling. We'll definitely be back for more plays with out... More 

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Ridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We saw an excellent production of Chicago with a cast of about 15 plus a 5 piece music back-up. Even though, before going, I had read about the Barter Theatre and its unique history, I still couldn’t believe how a relatively small theatre in a small town in Southwest Virgina, near the TN border, could put on such an excellent... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have a family tradition of going to see "A Christmas Carol" every year with friends and family. We have been to many different theatres in many big cities and small towns. I have to admit that I did not think that this one was going to be worth the 3 1/2 hour drive one way. Boy, was I wrong!... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

You're really just can't go wrong at stage B!! We have been several times and each play is fantastic

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