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


Current Performance


Upon meeting his recently departed father’s ghost, Charlie must confront the complexities of his childhood. Irish playwright Hugh Leonard has created a wrenching yet funny story about family and relationships. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play.…

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 “A wildly entertaining comedy-drama” Theatre Mania


“A warm and funny valentine from a son to his late father.” – NY Daily News

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The 2016 -2017 Season



July 14 – August 20, 2017


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 8, 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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