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Review of Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
marion, va
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great plays”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

can't get to ny?
Go to the state theater of VA
Just as good as broadway plays

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great but NOT perfect....”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

To the previous reviewer (girlfriendTN)..... you obviously didn't have to set through Xanadu. While Barter is indeed a professional company, they do have their flop moments.

We recently enjoyed 9-to-5 the musical.....BRAVO! That said, We've been to many, many plays at the Barter and look forward to enjoying many more. That is if they can do something about those through the roof ticket prices. Yes Rick, I know how much theater tickets cost in New York..... Wake up! We're not in New York (thank God for that).

Visited April 2012
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Knoxville
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good play and beautiful theater”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

We just saw the play "9-5" and it was very well done. The actors were very captivating. It was a little risque in the beginning but typical Dolly Parton. The theater is very clean and nicely decorated. The new bathroom with lots of stalls was a pleasant relief. Plenty of parking across the street at the smaller theater and Barter Cafe. The town of Abingdon is very quaint with lots of antique shops.

Visited April 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very professional and fun”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

I don't think the Barter ever puts on a bad performance. Each is beautifully and flawlessly presented. Looking forward to Swamp Gas.

Visited March 2012
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Abingdon, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed April 5, 2012 via mobile

We love the barter. We just saw 9-5, it was very funny and well done.

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