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Barter Theatre

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Address: 127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
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+1 276-628-3991
09:00 - 20:00
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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

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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Fun, funny, entertaining, inspiring. ..We enjoyed everything. The cafe in the Battery theater has yummy food, drinks before or after the show. Great experience.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Fun, funny, entertaining, inspiring. ..We enjoyed everything. The cafe in the Battery theater has yummy food, drinks before or after the show. Great experience.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have attend many musicals from Broadway, to London, to Los Angeles. The show we saw , Peter and the stargazer was excellent. The actors are professional and do several shows during the summer period . The show was well directed , costumes, sets were all 1st class's and the production was memorable . Do go!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 7 January 2017 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 4 January 2017

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 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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