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Field Trips

Take a field trip to Barter Theatre!

Book a performance at Barter Theatre and give your students an experience they will never forget. Barter offers student matinees throughout the school year, with a variety of performances appropriate for elementary, middle and high school students.

A field trip to Barter is more than just a performance.

  • Download our free show-specific study guides (based on your state’s Standards of Learning Test)
  • Schedule a free talk-back with Barter professionals
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of historic Barter Theatre

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Book a field trip for your students

Barter offers discounted package rates for student groups. Contact our group sales department for more information.
(276) 619-5406

Free Study Guides

Student Matinees and The Barter Players productions are built to go hand-in-hand with school testing curriculum requirements – and Barter’s staff does the work for you, with free downloadable study guides for each play. Study guides include questions, activities and vocabulary to help prepare your students for the show. Material correlates with specific state testing curricula.


Spend approximately 15 minutes with the actors, designers or directors of the show you’ve just seen, and let your students get answers to their questions about the show from an insider’s point of view. Talkbacks are free when you see a play; however, they must be scheduled in advance.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Learn the history of the oldest regional theatre in the country and experience a backstage tour of Barter Theatre. See how a show is created from rehearsals to costumes, props and sets with a Barter Theatre production tour. Tours are $2.50 per person for school groups.

Student Lunches

Bringing a student group to Barter and need somewhere to have lunch? Barter Theatre's group sales office is happy to help you make appropriate arrangements for your group and budget. For more information contact Group Sales today.