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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Love the Barter Players!

We took our 4 year old to see Rudolph before Christmas. It was our first trip to The Barter, and we... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Summer O
,
Tennessee
Bright Star

We saw Bright Star on the evening of their third performance. The musical was fantastic. Several... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
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...more
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
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+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We took our 4 year old to see Rudolph before Christmas. It was our first trip to The Barter, and we can't wait to return. It was the perfect length- and very entertaining for all of us. She especially loved getting to meet the characters...More

Thank Summer O
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We saw Bright Star on the evening of their third performance. The musical was fantastic. Several individuals performed and sang in the musical which was set in The 40’s, supposed to be in North Carolina. I did not know until reading the program it was...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

No trip to abingdon is complete without seeing the historic Barter Theatre. They do such a good job of preserving the historic beauty, definitely check out the inside gift shop!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It's been a great number many years since I had been here but love the way they have updated it. Very tastefully done with incredible acoustics and an overall terriffic little venue. Will return and often!!!!!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We saw a show at the stage II....love the intimate nature of the theater and enjoyed the talent in the show. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. Even though the main theater was closed, we were allowed to go inside and look around....More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to a couple shows at the Barter, and we always have a good time! We love coming to the Barter. You will never be disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went to see the Santa Land Diaries. My first suggestion to those tourist that know nothing (me) put a sign out showing what play is being shown at the bottom theater and what is being played at the top theater. We were at the...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We saw White Christmas on its last day. We had reservations about a play version; how could it compare to Bing? We came away having our spirits lifted and our hearts touched. Excellent regional theatre on all levels.

Thank Tim O
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Loved the production of White Christmas. I give 5 stars to the excellent dancers, singers and actors. Wardrobe was amazing. This was my 1st time here and I brought my 84 yr old mother who has enjoyed being here at least 2x before. The seats...More

Thank Robin T
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

we have been to the Barter numerous times to see plays at the Barter and at Stage 2. we have never regretted seeing any play. The actors are first class and the plays are extremely well done. We usually try to string 3 plays together,...More

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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
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19 March 2017|
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Response from cklamesa | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have daytime shows. Check their website
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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
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