The Barter Players are a group of professional artists who perform world-class theatre for young people. We believe in theatre that awakens the imaginations of the most exciting, most participatory audience in the world: kids. Barter Player performances focus on what brings out bravery in all of us, and our shows never talk down to the audience. Because of our fierce theatricality, no-holds-barred acting, and faithfulness to the best stories ever written, we have a following among both children and adults alike. (it’s not unusual to have an adult ‘admit’ to us that they come even without a kid.) The child in all of us deserves wild adventure, incredible story, and the excitement of live theatre so close you can reach out and touch it.
During a traditional year, The Barter Players perform at Barter Theatre in Abingdon April through December. Then, during January, February, and March, The Players go on tour, performing at schools all over the Eastern seaboard.
The Players meet the audience before the shows, and often after the shows as well, and we love building friendships with the people who come. Bring a young person you love to the theatre or catch us on tour- we’ll surprise you!
During 2021, check out The Barter Players shows On Demand, and at Barter at the Moonlite!