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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Very good venue

The Barter Theater is a little gem!! The performance of Footloose was inspiring, entertaining, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie M
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
via mobile
A Night to Remember

I treated my husband to a surprise date night here 2 weeks ago and we were shocked that we have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bluff City, 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%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Barter Theater is a little gem!! The performance of Footloose was inspiring, entertaining, and of excellent quality. I would recommend a stop here when in town!

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my husband to a surprise date night here 2 weeks ago and we were shocked that we have been living less then 20 miles from The Barter. We have only lived Bristol for 3 years now, we will be relocating in a year,...More

Thank msguysnead
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I managed to go 26 years without seeing a play, and I'm glad my first time was at Barter Theatre. Everything, from the actors/actresses skills, the costumes and makeup, and the set, was just absolutely wonderful. These talented people made Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream almost...More

Thank Rghogan
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful theatre, great play. Wonderful town. Will be back. Seats are comfortable, actors are talented. Felt like we were in London

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

In tonight’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the role of Bottom was portrayed with a larger than life performance. The actor showed total commitment to his role including an impromptu loud blast of flatlulence at a critical moment in the second act that engendered...More

6  Thank CuriousOliver
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Saw Mama Mia on closing night! The cast was energetic and the performance was well done. Love the ole style charm of the theater with the velvet wallpaper! Would like to see new seats, more comfortable and not so tightly packed! But all in all...More

1  Thank write4jan
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The best repertoire closest to northeastern Tn. It's the longest running stage theater there is in the country. If you love musical shows like the ones in Broadway, pays between $*10-40 (*promotional rates), then this place is a must go-to if you happen to be...More

Thank Ikester R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was my first time there last Friday, we had tickets with some friends. Fourth row in the balcony. I also saw the show off Broadway in New York, the cast especially Rose did a great job. Better than I expected Shout Out we will...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This setting is really good. Very professional presentation. The theater is historic and somewhat intimate. I suspect most of their presentations are done well. The legroom is typical for any theater like this. All the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank David P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband to see Mama Mia. There​ is ample parking in a lot across the street, or along the street as well. You feel like you're stepping back in time when you get inside. The acting was superb! A very enjoyable experience.

Thank Moogla
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Lisa M
About how long is a show?
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
Will be there on June 23 and 24. Are there any day time shows? I will be at The Hampton, is there any transportation available to and from?
19 March 2017|
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Response from cklamesa | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have daytime shows. Check their website
I just bought tickets for "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" on the wrong day. Will I be able to get this straightened out in the morning or am I out of luck? -Worry Wart
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