Season Preview

2022 Season Announcement: Coming This January

A full year of shows starting next spring.

2022 Season FAQs

When will I find out what all of the shows for next year will be?

The complete 2022 season and schedule will be released with the season announcement in January.

When will tickets for 2022 go on sale?

2022 subscriptions will go on sale right after the announcement in January, and single tickets will be available shortly after that.

When will 2022 shows start?

The 2022 season will start in early spring.

Will you still be doing shows at the Moonlite Drive In?

We are planning for a 2022 season on Gilliam Stage and in Smith Theatre. We do not currently have plans for the Moonlite Drive In in 2022, but we will continue to remain open to all possibilities.

I usually give subscriptions for Christmas gifts, what should I do?

Give a Barter Theatre gift card! Your loved one will be able to use it to purchase anything at Barter Theatre (including a subscription).

Questions about a 2021 subscription? Click Here

Safety at the Theatre

We have taken measures at every open venue to provide ample safety measures to fit every comfort level.

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Safety Information

Gilliam Stage Safety

As Barter begins indoor performances again, we want you to know that your safety is of utmost importance to us! With that in mind, here are the safety measures all patrons (including children) will be required to adhere to in order to join us indoors, in corroboration with standards set by the CDC. These policies and procedures are subject to change as we adapt to the ever changing health climate.

  • Entrance to any performance at Gilliam Stage will require proof of full vaccination, or, for those who are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event start time. (Full vaccination means that it has been at least two weeks since your last dose of a two-dose vaccine, or your dose of a one-dose vaccine.) Acceptable tests are PCR or rapid tests that have been completed at a medical facility (such as a pharmacy or doctor’s office) within the last 72 hours. At home tests are not accepted as an official lab report is required.
  • Before you enter the building, we will check your proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test against a matching photo ID. Barter will accept ANY of the following methods for proving vaccination:
    • Physical vaccination card/print out of a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test
    • Photo of vaccination card/screenshot of a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test results on a mobile device
  • All audience and staff members are required to wear a mask inside the building at all times and encouraged to practice social distancing while in the lobby.**
  • We ask that you print your tickets at home or display them on a mobile device, so that we can make your entrance to the theatre as touchless as possible.*
  • When booking seats, please purchase a group of seats that matches the number of people in your party to assure you will be seated together. ***

We ask that if you have any symptoms of illness, you stay home and get well! In the case of illness or COVID-19 exposure, we will gladly reschedule you and/or exchange your ticket! This will be allowed up to the start time of each respective performance.

Barter’s Internal Safety Protocols

  • Implementing modified check-in and seating procedures to avoid crowding indoors.
  • Cutting mid-show intermission in order to limit patron-to-patron interaction.
  • Frequently disinfecting high touch areas and deploying enhanced cleaning practices before every performance. 
  • Providing ample hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. 
  • Updating all HVAC units with MERV 13 filters to improve ventilation and air quality.
  • We reserve the right to re-assign seating for safety purposes.

Enhanced Protocol Performances

In addition, our patrons have expressed an overwhelming desire for the option to attend a performance where full vaccination is required, therefore every Tuesday and Sunday we will have Enhanced Protocol Performances. For these performances, individuals unable to receive the vaccine (such as children who are not of age) will not be permitted to enter and all who attend must provide proof of their completed vaccination in addition to abiding by all other guidelines and protocols in place for our regular showings.

Testing Resources for Unvaccinated Individuals

Abingdon Covid Testing

Free Pharmacy Testing

Virginia Testing Sites – https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-sites/

Tennessee Testing Sites – https://covid19.tn.gov/testing-sites/

 

 

*If neither of these ticket options work for your situation please call us at 276.628.3991.

** Masks will be provided for those in need.

*** If you do not see an available arrangement that meets your party’s needs please call us at 276.628.3991.

Moonlite Drive-In Safety

The below health and safety policies have been developed under the guidance of the Barter Theatre Medical Advisory Board. In addition to the below policies for patrons and staff at the Moonlite, the Barter Theatre Medical Advisory Board has developed workplace safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all people involved in the production (actors, directors, technicians, etc.) throughout all parts of the show creation and performance process.

      • To limit contact between patrons and staff, prior purchase of tickets is required via bartertheatre.com or from the box office over the phone.
      • No cash transactions will be allowed at the venue.
      • The parking capacity of the Moonlite Drive-In will be reduced by half to enable extra space between vehicles.
      • Each vehicle will be parked in the center of a 18 foot wide a reserved parking space, with a limit of one vehicle per space. 
      • All vehicle windows will remain closed until parked in their designated spots.
      • No staff will have direct contact with patrons.
      • Box office staff will utilize touchless check-in.
2021 Season Sponsors

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

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  • VIP parking
  • invitation to a dress rehearsal
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  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
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  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
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  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
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  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
  • invitation to the 2020 season preview event
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Player ($100-$249)
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  • Behind the scenes tour
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Curtain Raiser ($50-$99)
  • listing in the souvenir program
  • biannual donor e-newsletter
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Give By Phone: 276-619-3315
or Check: Payable to Barter Theatre - Mailing address: PO Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212
Your benefits package includes:
producer iconography
Producer
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Usher concierge service at performances
  • Invitations to company parties
  • Additional customized benefits available upon request
director iconography
Director
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Access to a VIP hotline for reservations
  • VIP Will-Call for tickets & intermission concessions
  • follow the creation of a production from start to finish
stage manager iconography
Stage Manager
  • All previous tiers plus
  • VIP parking
  • invitation to a dress rehearsal
leading role iconography
Leading Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
scene stealer iconography
Scene Stealer
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
supporting role iconography
Supporting Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
understudy iconography
Understudy
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
  • invitation to the 2020 season preview event
player iconography
Player
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Behind the scenes tour
curtain raiser iconography
Curtain Raiser
  • listing in the souvenir program
  • biannual donor e-newsletter
  • window decal