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Address: 127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2809
Phone Number: +1 276-628-3991
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia....

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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A Christmas Carol

The Barters rendition of A Christmas Carol was excellent to say the least! Great entertainment! Enjoyed with several couples - an annual event we enjoy. However we've never seen a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Barters rendition of A Christmas Carol was excellent to say the least! Great entertainment! Enjoyed with several couples - an annual event we enjoy. However we've never seen a bad performance.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Five of us went last night to the 730 showing and it was spectacular! This was our first time going. The stage, the people, and even the effects were all very good. It has 2 acts with an 18 minute break in between, the acts are about one hour each. The only problem we had were the people behind us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good stage lights and you will have the time of your life. It is in the middle of Abingdon VA the people there are just amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a lovely theatre. We saw Something Wicked This Way Comes before Halloween. The actors gave a great performance. Seating was comfortable. Sound was at a good level. I would enjoy another visit to Barter Theatre.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barter is so much fun! They have a wide range of plays from kids to romance to comedy. The actors are great and everyone is very nice there. If you find a play there that you think would be interesting, go watch it! You won't regret it!

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Little Rock, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old theatre with lots of charm. The seats were comfy and the sound was well done, not to loud! Would definitely return again when we are in the Abingdon area.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the American premier of Something Wicked This Way Comes. It is a very dynamic fast paced show. All actors did a great job. The set was inventive and worked quite well. This is a small theater which sells out so get tickets early.

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Thank bill b
Sugar Grove, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show in a great historic theater. Friendly staff with a nice gift shop and snack bar. The sound, set, and stage management were top notch and the seats were comfy.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a long weekend in Abingdon and attended three performances. You can depend on excellent shows at Barter Theater. Check out the 10 am Saturday morning performances by the Barter Players in Stage II. Very reasonable tickets, all seats have good views and you get to support youth in the arts. These young adult performers are just amazing!

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Chicago at the Barter Theater. It was a great production in a charming theater venue. The theater was just the right size so that everyone had great seats with a great view. The music was really great too! We had a very enjoyable experience.

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