Mission

Virginia Repertory Theatre combines the talents and strengths of two companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s flagship professional theatre company.

Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies and musicals—past, present and future. With equal enthusiasm, we explore the classics, contemporary works and world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate and inspire.

Virginia Rep is committed to artistic excellence and professionalism. We nurture and support outstanding local, regional and national artists, and pay them at professional standards.

Virginia Rep is committed to community. We connect with and continually seek to expand our audience through a wide array of innovative programs and initiatives that promote both access and inclusion.

Virginia Rep is committed to sound management. While remaining focused on the cherished ideals of our past, we seek to maintain the responsible and sustainable balance between artistic excellence and fiscal accountability that will enable our future.