What a State / by Dave Hileman

The Barter Theatre is the official State Theatre of Virginia and is a very special place, a real treasure in Virginia. It opened in 1933 and is one of the very last professional year-round repertory theatres in the United States. The current building was extensively renovated in 1996 but was originally Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church built in 1833, is the second-oldest theatrical building in the United States and the oldest continuing theatre. It is worth the trip to watch a play in this venue and you have lots of super options for dinner, crafts, music and more in Abingdon.