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


Current Performance


By Mark St. Germain
Part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival

Schedule change: the Wednesday, March 22 matinee will begin at 3:00 p.m.


“You don’t want it to end.” – Boston Globe

“Dancing Lessons is touching, entertaining… thanks to the adroit writing of Mr. St. Germain, a shrewd specialist in matters of human psychology” – NY Times

>Read More

 Online Tickets

Or call VA Rep:

The 2016 -2017 Season


Dancing Lessons

February 24 – March 26, 2017


July 14 – August 20, 2017

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. 

> History & Gallery