Virginia Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre company and the result of the 2012 merger of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. With a budget of $5.5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 530,000, Virginia Rep is the largest professional theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. We are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek outside producing collaboration to ensure the play has a life beyond its development and production at Virginia Rep.
For 65 years Virginia Rep has served Virginia’s adults, children, families and schools and contributed to the cultural, educational, and economic life of our city and region.
Our Signature Season operates under an annual contract with Actors Equity Association.
Virginia Rep is a member of TCG and National New Play Network NNPN.
Virginia Repertory Theatre creates professional productions of the great comedies, dramas, and musicals – past, present and future. We seek to be a regional theatre of national standing.
We embrace the art form in its entirety, presenting plays of all genres and national origins, serving an audience of all ages and backgrounds, with an emphasis on audience access. In keeping with the legacies of Barksdale and Theatre IV, the hallmark of our nonprofit company is community engagement. To that end, we seek national caliber excellence in the arts, education, children’s health, and community leadership.