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“Well Worth the Visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre
127 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
276 628 3991
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Tennessee
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Superb performances and talent. Not a bad seat in the theatre. Acting as good as can be found in major cities

Visited November 2011
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Louisa, Virginia
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“Wonderful Plays every time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We have visited the Barter on 3 or 4 of our trips to Abingdon, always entertained and amazed by the quality of the plays in this small town theater. Of course, it is the Official Virginia "State" theater with a long history. There are two different stages (2 buildings) both providing an intimate theater experience.

Visited April 2011
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Bristol, Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Sweet spot of culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Good theater and playhouse experiences! Enjoy the adjacent cafe.

Visited October 2011
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Kingsport TN
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Always a good show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The Barter is a gem in this area and brings a large number of people to visit. Have always enjoyed going there and find most of the plays to be excellent.

Visited November 2011
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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“Cabaret - The best ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We have been to quite a few shows here but I think this one is the best ever. Have never seen Cabaret before, only seen the movie. All the voices were amazing, all the dancers were great, and the acting awesome. Not a weak performer in the production.

Visited November 2011
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