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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Excellent performances for the entire family!

We visited Abingdon again and enjoyed several performances at the Barter Theater! The Cottage was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
State Theater of Virginia

Right in the middle of Abingdon. All plays they perform are of excellent quality and expertly done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
Abingdon, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Abingdon again and enjoyed several performances at the Barter Theater! The Cottage was outstanding and hilarious! Footloose was full of energy with great dancing! Cinderella was enjoyed by the grand children and Leaving Iowa was hilarious for the entire family.

Thank dunn2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Abingdon. All plays they perform are of excellent quality and expertly done. Ticket are as low as $20.00 Great value. Not a bad seat in the house. The Stage II is of equal quality and they have a variety of...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Footloose. I was underwhelmed. Very bad wigs on the performers that seemed completely unnecessary for the play. Lead actress had microphone taped on center of forehead which was super distracting. Over priced for the quality of the performance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The barter theater is just a unique place in the mountains, with a wide variety of plays and very talent actors. I was surprised with the high production value. It is not a huge place, so it feels very intimate. I would really encourage a...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Abingdon on our way through Virginia, having heard good things about the town and theater. We were so impressed at how quaint and historic the little town was, along with some excellent places to eat and things to see and do! The...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an institution in Abingdon. Live theater is great and The Barter Theater does a nice job of presenting a variety of plays throughout the year. We saw The Cottage and the actors/actresses were very entertaining, Acoustics are great. Unless the show is sold...More

Thank TheLTS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Barter Theater on a Saturday evening to see their production of "Footloose." The house was sold out. The acting / singing and dancing were superb. It was a delightful uplifting evening in this historic venue. While we had great, third row seats,...More

Thank 126charlesi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Abingdon on our way home & saw The Cottage. It was a wonderful production. The theatre was beautifully appointed, the set design was great. The actors were fabulous. There is not a bad seat in the house. At different times during the...More

Thank Cyndi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw The Cottage on Saturday evening. It was really funny and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Always a great time.

Thank KPTcouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great front row seats, but if you are broad-shouldered (maybe 42-44" shoulders or more), prepare to be a little strapped for space. You will get to know your neighbor well! I heard the lady behind me talk about having too little legroom, but...More

Thank bwodom
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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
19 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