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“Fun for the Family” 4 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.
Morristown, TN
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“Fun for the Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Every play that we have seen at the Barter Theatre has been very good. It is very enjoyable and entertaining. Live actors kept our attention and was a welcomed break from just going to a movie.

Visited September 2012
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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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“One of Virginia's Most Important Cultural Organizations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

If you're traveling on I-81 you should take in a show at this theatre with its unique history. Most if the year you have four shows to choose from on two stages. Actors are, largely, Actors Equity members and the scene design and other technical aspects of the theatre are superior. You may not care for a particular show or an actor or two but Barter has produced amazing theatre for over 75 years.

Visited May 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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“Southern Fried Funeral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great entertainment! All the actors performed well and the humor rang so true to my experience with my Southern relatives.

Visited July 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“The best keep jewel in the South!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Barter Theatre has become my wife's and my favorite place to go see a play. Something about it that draws you into their plays while they perform. I highly recommend the Barter Theatre.

Visited July 2013
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Lebanon, Virginia
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“A Real Treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Barter Theater is unique in every way. The building is a landmark in the city and the state of Virginia. The performances are all first class and the ticket prices are reasonable.

My suggestion is to check out their website to learn their rich history and coming performances.

Visited May 2013
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