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Barter Theatre Student Matinee Program & Barter Players Tour

Contact Name: Barrett Guyton


Barter Theatre
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, Virginia 24212-0867
United States
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Phone: (276) 619-3347

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Barter Theatre http://www.bartertheatre.com

Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Barter Theatre–one of America’s oldest professional nonprofit theatres and the State Theatre of Virginia–offers musicals, classics, comedies, dramas, and new Appalachian plays. The Barter Players provide vibrant professional theatre experiences for students, whether in Abingdon or on tour to schools & venues. Players streaming productions are available in lieu of student matinees in Abingdon or touring shows. Free downloadable study guides keyed to TN’s TCAPs accompany all student matinees, touring, and streaming productions.

Contact Sarah Van Deusen at playertours@bartertheatre.com

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Student Matinees and Field Trip Planning

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Exclusive ticket pricing for student groups. Complimentary tickets & drink for bus drivers. Chaperones and teachers will receive 1 complimentary ticket for the minimum order of 15 tickets. Additional comps are given in the ratio of 2 per 25 tickets.

Please note: ALL parents, siblings, etc. who wish to attend are required to book their tickets through the school group for safety and procedural concerns.

We provide free downloadable study guides that go hand in hand with state curricula.

Free, exclusive talkbacks with actors, directors, staff and crew are available to all student groups if booked in advance.

We offer behind-the-scenes tours for a nominal fee, and tours must be booked in advance.

Educational workshops are available upon request and can be brought to your school or conducted on-site during your visit to Barter. These workshops are tailored to the needs and curriculum of your students. All workshops must be booked in advance.

“Ticket-Free” seating for your group during weekday morning matinees.
Arrival time is always 30 minutes prior to performance start time unless otherwise noted. Refer to your group sales agreement for show start time. Parking attendants and crossing guards will be present to ensure safety and efficiency of unloading students. Each bus is greeted upon arrival and escorted to the theatre.

Title 1 schools may qualify for special offers! Talk to your group sales representative for details.

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Program Title: Barter Players on Tour

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

With over 25 years of touring experience, The Barter Players perform world-class theatre for young audiences all around the United States. Because of our fierce theatricality and no-holds-barred acting, we have a following among both children and adults alike. The child in all of us deserves wild adventure, incredible story, and the excitement of live theatre. Contact Sarah Van Deusen at playerstours@bartertheatre.com for additional information.

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Program Title: Barter Theatre on Demand

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Barter Players On Demand allows our patrons to stream Barter Players performances from the comfort of their own home. All Barter Player performances include access to special bonus features and educator resources so you can take the experience further than ever before! More information at https://bartertheatre.com/barter-theatre-on-demand/

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