2017 Barter Nights-To Be Announced Soon
Each year, Barter Theatre celebrates its heritage by inviting patrons to bring non-perishable food items to exchange for theatre tickets. All food collected will be donated to a local food bank to help feed those in need throughout our region. Limited tickets are available. Barter staff will begin collecting food one-hour prior to the show times listed. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come first-serve basis.
As many people already know, Barter Theatre got its name through the practice of bartering. Robert Porterfield brought a team of actors to Abingdon during the Great Depression. These actors were starving in New York while the farming people of Southwestern Virginia had an abundance of food they could not sell.
So, Porterfield gave these Virginians something valuable to spend their spoiling vegetables on—a good laugh. Experience part of the rich history of Barter Theatre by bartering for your own admission. More importantly, help those in need in your community.
For more information about Barter Theatre's humble beginnings,click here.