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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Whenever you are in or around Abingdon, you need to make a reservation to see a play at the Barter... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Abingdon, Virginia
Mama Mia

This is an exceptional production of Mama Mia. I have seen it on Broadway which was obviously... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main stage” (37 reviews)
“mamma mia” (22 reviews)
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whenever you are in or around Abingdon, you need to make a reservation to see a play at the Barter! We are so lucky to have such wonderful live theatre talent in our area.

Thank alaeiou
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an exceptional production of Mama Mia. I have seen it on Broadway which was obviously better than The Barter but factoring in the physical stage constraints I can't imagine a better effort than I saw. Kudos to the Barter Players!!

Thank AbingdonHoo
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We saw Dixie swim club in the Barter stage 2. We loved the show not a bad set in the house. We laughed & cried such a good time. We are going back in September

Thank dean G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm ashamed to admit that although a native of this area, I had never attended a play at the Barter Theatre. My experience reinforced my regret that I hadn't partaken of this outstanding and legendary theatre earlier. Friends here for a high school reunion and...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Every since I was a kid in elementary school studying Virginia history, I wanted to visit the Barter Theater in Abingdon. The story of Robert Porterfield creating this wonder during the depths of the depression in order to give out of work NY actors roles...More

1  Thank Jim4249541
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I take my elderly Mom here every year, but only because it is an 8 hour ride for us! We are never disappointed and always enjoy the shows!!

1  Thank Mollie W
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife & I went to see Mamma Mia last eve. Loved the atmosphere- old, unique, fairly comfortable. We loved the play. Very well done and gorgeous voices. We'll be back!

Thank paulo27
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We just saw the 7:00 showing of Greater Tuna and, the next day, the noon showing of Robin Hood with a 15 year old grandson at Stage II of the Barter Theater, a smaller more intimate venue. What talented casts both of the these shows...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We attended a 2:00 show of Mama Mia. The setting was quite appropriate for the musical. It contributed to the story without overpowering the small stage while helping to establish the mood. Our seats were in the balcony and were actually quite good. The theater...More

1  Thank SwimMamaBear
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific experience seeing Mamma Mia at the Barter. We could see and hear perfectly from our seats in the balcony and the cast did an outstanding job. This historic theatre is in beautiful condition. We highly recommended Jack's 128 Pecan and Bone...More

Thank Judi_and_Duane
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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 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