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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Great Weekend Experience

A terrific experience with great performance and wonderful venue. This is a perfect weekend... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
Great Local theatre

Attedned "Southern Fried Nuptials" and it was a hilarious great time. Small, intimate setting... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2015
Townsend, Tennessee
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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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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

A terrific experience with great performance and wonderful venue. This is a perfect weekend getaway. See a play at the Barter Theater and a great stay at the Martha Washington Hotel.

1  Thank GSO-Mike
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Attedned "Southern Fried Nuptials" and it was a hilarious great time. Small, intimate setting allowed a great experience. Acting was top notch. This is a "must see" in SW Virginia. My wife and I will be back.

1  Thank tdittmaier1
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This was my first experience and the Barter and definitely wont be my last! The theater is fairly small but very beautiful and well kept! My husband and I attended Mary Poppins and it went above and beyond my expectations. The acting was great and...More

1  Thank chamberskn
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This was a GREAT play. It was a comedy by wonderful actors!! And, very important to me was the fact that there was no bad language or content! Just a fun play to watch and laugh.

2  Thank Kay T
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We enjoyed an evening of hilarious "Southern Fried Nuptials", the most recent of the many fine productions of the Virginia State Theatre in Abingdon. What a regional and national treasure is this theatre, currently celebrating its 82nd year! Congratulations to the staff and actors of...More

1  Thank Paulo701
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This theater does a great job. The venue is a nice size so all seats are good. The actors and actresses are Broadway quality. I recently saw Anything Goes and enjoyed it tremendously. The prices are reasonable. The facility is very nice with good restrooms...More

1  Thank nreigle
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Actors are excellent. Set work is great. Such awesome creativity. Well worth the money. We have been to a number of shows and they are always wonderful.

2  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Barter has been producing amazing performances for years. We attend shows very frequently and they have ALL been top notch!!!

2  Thank D B
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Each year the shows seem to get better and better. We go to about 10 shows a year, there is usually one that is not so good, 4 or 5 in the middle and then a couple that are real good. If you have never...More

2  Thank DeltaSegmentFlyer
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I hope I don't insult, but I was overwhelmed at the professionalism of the production! We saw Mary Poppins and the singing and dancing and acting and costumes were all marvelous. The seats were rather narrow, especially for my 230 lb husband, but they were...More

1  Thank JobTraveler2005
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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
18 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