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Barter Theatre Announces Its 2022 Season

By January 25, 2022No Comments

Barter Theatre Announces Its 2022 Season

ABINGDON, Va.— Barter Theatre announced its 2022 Season today featuring a full year of shows. This season marks the return to both Barter stages, with shows being produced at Gilliam Stage and Smith Theatre.

Barter’s 2022 theme is ‘Common Ground’, and Artistic Director Katy Brown had this to say: “In each show this season, you will see people who have deep differences finding their strength in one another. Barter is a place to come together to celebrate what unifies us, and this season reminds us that it’s often the jagged edges between us that make us into the puzzle pieces that will finally fit together.”

Tickets for Barter’s spring season will be available for purchase online at and via the box office starting February 8th. Tickets for subsequent seasons will become available over the upcoming months.


Resident Company Productions

  • Kentucky Spring, April 23rd – May 22nd, Gilliam Stage
  • Every Brilliant Thing, May 20th – August 20th, Smith Theatre
  • 9 to 5, June 3rd – August 21st, Gilliam Stage
  • Always a Bridesmaid, June 17th – August 20th, Gilliam Stage
  • Airness, June 30th – August 20th, Smith Theatre
  • Murder on the Orient Express, September 3rd – November 5th, Gilliam Stage
  • Ripcord, September 16th – November 5th, Gilliam Stage
  • The Royale, September 29th – November 5th, Smith Theatre
  • It’s A Wonderful Life, November 12th – December 28th, Gilliam Stage
  • Over the River and Through the Woods, November 19th – December 24th, Smith Theatre


Barter and Shakespeare in American Communities 

  • Romeo & Juliet, March 31st – April 16th, Gilliam Stage

Barter Player Productions

  • Jack & the Beanstalk, April 26th – May 14th, Gilliam Stage
  • My Imaginary Pirate, June 8th – July 9th, Smith Theatre
  • Sleeping Beauty, July 12th – August 6th, Smith Theatre 
  • Tuck Everlasting, October 4th – November 5th, Smith Theatre
  • All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, November 29th – December 23rd, Gilliam Stage 


To find out more about sales dates, show specific information, or COVID-19 safety measures, visit Barter’s website at:


About Barter Theatre


Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the State Theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States.  Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts. 


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