Central Virginia's Home for  HISTORY • DINING • THEATRE
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050


Current Performance

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

Three sisters reunite in this Southern Gothic comedy to escape their past in the hopes of a better tomorrow, yet their present reality offers hilarious and troublesome obstacles. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a touching

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The 2017 -2018 Season


2017 – 2018 Season
Miracle on South Division Street
By Tom Dudzick
December 1 – December 31, 2017

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End
By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
March 2 – April 29, 2018

Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
July 20 – August 26, 2018

About the Theatre

Founded in 1953, the nationally recognized Barksdale Theatre, now Virginia Repertory Theatre, is the oldest continually operating dinner theatre in America. A group of young actors from New York bought the Hanover Tavern, constructed a theater in the basement and raised their families on the floors above. In defiance of Jim Crow laws, Barksdale was Virginia’s first performing arts organization to open its doors to integrated audiences.  Performing today in our modern 155-seat Bradley Theater, Barksdale offers a varied selection of plays each year. 

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