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Barter Theatre

127 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
276 628 3991
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mountain City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Barter has been a tradition for our family for as long as I can remember. It is one of my mother's favorite treats and when I told her to keep her birthday night, she said, " are we going to the Barter?" We saw The Hounds of the Baskervilles. The play paid homage to the legendary Holmes and interjected... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Throughly enjoyed '"My Fair Lady". This familiar musical was performed with a very strong cast! Lovely theatre, great history, welcoming environment - Broadway quality at a great price!

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Colleyville, Texas
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64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise. We saw the Sherlock Holmes play and it was very well performed. Theatre is very nice with all good seats. The seats in the very back of the balcony could have some trouble hearing, so try to get seats as close as possible, preferably downstairs.

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Brilliant., actors outstanding, wish we lived closer, we were in the tent bldg., very nice, the volunters went out of their way to help with the mistake in our tickets., , very minor., seating comfortable and able to view the stage from all seats., A Great Night was had by all

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Mount Ulla, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed the play "Sherlock Holmes" at the main stage of the Barter Theater. Great performance by the actors and actresses. The Barter theater is very ornate and charming and creates a very comfortable and intriguing atmosphere. The Barter is a "must see" experience that you don't want to miss when you are in Abingdon, VA.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed October 2 night at Barter Theatre. The Main Stage is beautiful. The show and acting cast were great!

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Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We saw My Fair Lady. The casting was excellent - actors were all very profession in their roles and their voices were fantastic. The atmosphere of this very old theater added to the charm of the evening.

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Arden, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visited Abingdon for the first time and had to see a play. We saw Sherlock Holmes. The actors were amazing. Would have loved to been around longer to see Driving Miss Daisy. You can't visit Abingdon without visiting the Theatre.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We attended "Driving Miss Daisy"; did not disappoint!! We had a great time and the play was beyond excellent. Do not miss the Barter Theater when in Abingdon, VA.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We attend the My Fair Lady on September 13, 2014. We were on our way back home (Mechanicsville MD from a month long trip across the Midwest and Southwest part of the country this was our last stop before going home. We have been to Barter Theater many times, we decided to see My Fair Lady and were very please... More

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