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Barter Theatre

127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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A Wonderful Theatre Experience!

My husband and I try to go to Abingdon at least once a year to see at least two plays...one in the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Franklin, NC
Mama Mia at Barter Theatre

Enjoyed a fantastic production of Mama Mia on stage at Barter Theatre. Always great and well done... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
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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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main stage” (34 reviews)
“stage ii” (44 reviews)
“mamma mia” (21 reviews)
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127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
+1 276-628-3991
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

My husband and I try to go to Abingdon at least once a year to see at least two plays...one in the main theatre and one in the "little" theatre across the street. We actually enjoy the smaller theatre experience more. Would definitely recommend the...More

Thank NanJan02
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic production of Mama Mia on stage at Barter Theatre. Always great and well done theatrical productions at Barter with excellent seating almost all locations.

Thank rgr1085
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Went to two plays during my recent visit. Both were great. Both of the venues are great and the productions are very well done. The actors are enthusiastic and the price is reasonable. There are great restaurants nearby.

Thank FSUWizard
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We took our 14 year old grandson to the Barter Theater to see Mamma Mia and it was a fantastic experience. The play was excellent and the Barter has a charm all it's own. Great acoustics and comfortable seating. We were in the balcony and...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 15 June 2016

For our Anniversary this past weekend, my husband and I attended the play Mama Mia! at the Barter!. It was excellent. Probably one of the best- if not THE BEST-- musical plays that we have ever seen. The cast was fantastic, the costumes were fabulous,...More

1  Thank AmyintheAttic
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We hold a ticket package that allows us to see six productions during the year at reduced prices. Last week we saw Greater Tuna. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The talent is comparable to larger cities productions. The staff is friendly and give you the feeling...More

Thank Z326VBterrym
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We had the opportunity to see Mama Mia while visiting. I reserved our group tickets a couple months in advance, and I have to say the group sales ticket office was absolutely wonderful, kind and thorough. The musical was very professional and everyone in our...More

1  Thank Deanna K
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

As I was tripping all by my lonesome down the main thoroughfare of sunny Abingdon, I came across the Barter Theatre. I had heard about it earlier that day from a gentleman at the local information office; he told me it was Abingdon's biggest draw....More

Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful, professional theater tucked in the mountains of Virginia. We saw Mama Mia this week end and the mood was electric ! Great performers, wonderful music, terrific acoustics ! Truly a Virginia treasure !

Thank boomers05
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have seen this play several times before in Vegas and the cast did an EXCELLENT performance. I would highly recommend seeing this play. Lots of laughs, great singing it was a pleasure to watch. The cast seemed to enjoy the play as much as...More

Thank Tennessee_Nomads
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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 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