The Barter Players

About the Barter Players


Give a child an experience they will never forget.

The Barter Players are a group of professional artists who perform world-class theatre for young audiences.

The troupe presents high-energy and original productions that capture the imagination of today's youth while providing the best in classic literature and beloved story adaptations.

In the grand tradition of Barter Theatre, The Barter Players perform with a unique combination of education and entertainment, plus the commitment to bring world-class theatre to young people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Barter Players perform at Barter Theatre in Abingdon each April through December. Then, during January, February, and March, The Players go on tour, performing at schools all over the Eastern seaboard.

Thank you to The Barter Players Season Media Sponsors:

Blue Ridge PBS
Fox Tri-Cities WEMT

Book a field trip for your students

groups@bartertheatre.com
(276) 619-5406

Resources for teachers
Download free study guides for The Barter Players shows

Book a touring production for your school
playertours@bartertheatre.com
(276) 619-3347
Read more about The Barter Players on tour

Audition for The Barter Players

Contracts are for 15 months and last from May until August of the following year. We also have 4 summer Barter Players whose contracts are from May to August in a single year. We hold an audition at Barter each December, auditions in Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee in February and attend UPTA auditions in Memphis, Tennessee each year. For more information about what it's like to be a Barter Player email Katy Brown.

View Barter Opportunities to keep up with the latest news about upcoming auditions.