Although 2020 was one of the most challenging years in our institution’s history, together we found a way to keep the dream alive. Together we were able to provide theatre to more than 70,000 people. “It is because of the people who love this theatre that Barter has continued to shine for 87 years, and because of them, it shines today.” – Producing Artistic Directory, Katy Brown.
Barter Theatre began during the days of the Great Depression, with Robert Porterfield’s dream of professional theatre here in Southwest Virginia. His dream has continued to light our way year after year! Barter Theatre has endured many challenges over our 87 year history but tenacity is in our DNA. Right now, like theatres all over the world, we are facing an uncertain future and we need you to be our partner in helping us Keep the Dream Alive! https://bartertheatre.com/support/