The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training

Our 77th season is here. Make plans to join us in creating memories and building traditions through live theatre, spanning generations in our Southwest Michigan community. To continue to bring top-notch entertainment to you and your families, we look forward to your continued support.

The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training promotes the concept that theatre artists, performers, designers, technicians, stage managers, directors, and art managers should have broadly based theatre exposure and experience. The school believes the exposure and experience gained as an Apprentice are the heart of an appreciative and creative relationship and comprise the core disciplines of any theatrical endeavor.

Main Stage Shows

The Barn School Theatre for Advanced Theatre Training presents some of the world’s best entertaining shows. Our mainstage season events will be announced in Early May on our events page, the Box Office is Open!

The Rehearsal Shed

Special intimate events like our Gala Events and Christmas Cabaret are hosted in the Rehearsal Shed. During our regular seasons, you can enjoy a cabaret-style show in the Rehearsal Shed Bar. 

The Backstage Xperience

The Barn School Theatre for Advanced Theatre Training is pleased to present a unique, highly-engaging theatre arts learning event for our area youth. Participation is free! 2023 Dates are coming soon!

Recent Reviews from Our Patrons

  • I've been coming to the Barn Theater with my aunt since I was young. Now, I attend with cousins when I'm in town. It am always impressed with the professionalism of the plays and the down-home personal treatment of this troupe. On the rare occasion that a big name star comes to perform at the Barn, that adds to the excitement of the evening. Thank you one and all for an enjoyable evening.

    Kelly Peckham Avatar Kelly Peckham
    September 13, 2023

    Performance was fun. Seats in the nose-bleed row we were in are WAY too close to the adjacent rows. VERY difficult to move, stand, etc. All in all, it was a pleasant experience.

    Mary Hart Avatar Mary Hart
    September 8, 2023

    What an experience I’ve had at the barn theater. It was my very first time being here after hearing about it for years and years. I finally had the chance to go and see The Wizard Of Oz and let me just tell you it was just phenomenal. So much talent and work put into their shows. I also lost my wallet, but they were so kind to call me back and tell me they found it after me worrying about it for the longest time. I can’t wait to be back and not loose my wallet next time of course😉 thanks for a good show!

    Noah Hack Avatar Noah Hack
    August 12, 2023
  • What an amazing experience if you haven't checked out the barn I highly recommend you don't wait to do it. I've been going there for over a decade now. It's such a delight.

    Aaron Helmer Avatar Aaron Helmer
    August 9, 2023

    Enjoyed the evening, we were there for Baskerville. It was very different from the usual with so few members of the cast playing so many different people. Very good job done by the cast. The Rehearsal Shedd was great as usual.

    Gary Newton Avatar Gary Newton
    July 29, 2023

    We attend 4 to 5 of the shows each season. These young actors are really good and the bar show after the main show really showcases their singing talent. Spectacular! When I heard about the Barn Theater, I attended a show, not expecting it to be great. I was wrong. The actors/entertainers make the experience fabulous. If you enjoy the arts, stop in. You'll be hooked.

    Michael Saraino Avatar Michael Saraino
    July 28, 2023
  • I don't think Google maps existed the last time I visited for a show in 2002. So, glad this place is still around and still putting on amazing shows. Such a fun and enjoyable time, can't believe I've stayed away so long. My loss. The Sherlock Holmes show was a blast. About twenty different characters all played by 5 players. And even better than that, it was eighteen characters played by 3 players. The theater is fantastic with amazing air conditioning. A great venue for a fun show any time.

    Andrew West Avatar Andrew West
    July 22, 2023

    Enjoyable show, and surprisingly good sound.

    Michelle Miller Avatar Michelle Miller
    July 4, 2023

    A really cool place, with lots of history. Everyone I had interaction with was friendly and professional. The show was done well.

    Chuck Edwards Avatar Chuck Edwards
    June 28, 2023
  • I loved it! So entertaining and fun. I had a great time and learned a lot about the history along the way. Cant wait to visit again!

    Shaylynne Gray Avatar Shaylynne Gray
    June 23, 2023

    It’s become a Christmas tradition over the past few years to attend the Shed and it’s Christmas Cabaret. Great young talent, a cozy setting and Christmas classics rounds out our holiday season. Someday we’ll have to make the trek from Vicksburg for a summer production.

    Paul Trinka Avatar Paul Trinka
    December 21, 2022

    Escanaba in Da Moonlight was such an awesome, hilarious show. It's always a fun, entertaining time at the Barn Theatre. Staff are all fun and friendly, not a bad seat in the house. Be sure to visit the Shed before or after the show for a snack or cocktail.

    Barbara Jacques Avatar Barbara Jacques
    September 30, 2022
  • Had an amazing time! Great actors and atmosphere. I thoroughly ènjoyed my night! Also check out the rehearsal bar next to barn, the pizza is so dang good

    Gregory Schmerber Avatar Gregory Schmerber
    September 26, 2022

    We Absolutely Love This Place! Five Shows This Year. Watching The Artists As They Progress Through The Season Is Really Fun❤️ The Great Doses Of Penelope And Eric, Remind Us Of Shows From The Past. Mr. And Mrs.Hunter Are ALWAYS A Joy To Watch. Charlie’s Our Fave And It’s Hard Not To Fall In Love With Luke😍 We Recommend The Barn To People That Deserve To Be Delighted By Theater.

    Good Intentions Avatar Good Intentions
    September 19, 2022

    Been coming here for years and it just keeps getting better with the extras they do like the Pizza oven and park like setting at the side of entrance that you can grab a beer/wine from the new bar and sit for the show to start. The seats have more leg room now and the AC is strong on those warm nights. Also go to the bar show after main show! A great night of live entertainment.

    Battle Creek Rental Avatar Battle Creek Rental
    September 5, 2022

Barn News!

Why Choose The Barn

The highest quality professional theatre in the area!

A historic landmark conveniently located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

77 years under the same family management.

During our regular seasons, see two shows each night! Mainstage production and our nightly Rehearsal Shed Bar Show.

Eight different mainstage productions and bar shows each summer.

See Broadway and Television stars up close!

Many Barn Theatre Alumni have gone on to huge careers. See the stars of tomorrow, today!

COVID Policy
We want to make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy during their time spent at the Barn! This is why we’ve made sure that our theatre exceeds all HVAC standards for circulating air. Masks are not mandated at the Barn Theatre and will be optional for all guests. We encourage you to choose whatever option will keep you the most comfortable as you enjoy your time with us. Our team continues to monitor both local and CDC guidelines to ensure we’re always making the best decisions for our Barn family. We can’t wait to spend our 77th Season with you!

Help Continue A Tradition

Help us continue the tradition by donating to The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training.
Your donations will support the training of current and future apprentices!