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.

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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

  • Always love this place. Professional theater with lots of talent and new talent that is amazing. Food and drinks always please!!

    thumb Nick Steele
    October 23, 2021

    I have never had a bad experience at The Barn. Always had excellent seating. Everyone is nice and friendly and they treat you like family.

    thumb Mike Hansen
    February 10, 2022

    Intimate, professional, local, and always fun! We have attended shows at The Barn for almost 25 years and it just gets better. An institution in SW Michigan and a great opportunity to see live theater at an affordable price.

    thumb karl hardesty
    August 31, 2022
  • Absolutely love 💘 this place.....No words to describe a live performance..Must go and experience 🙌 for yourself..

    thumb Michelle Fitzpatrick
    October 9, 2021

    Love this unique venue! Small but mighty! The rehearsal shed and coke barn always have a line (that moves very quick) but the new Saloon was quick to grab a drink at intermission with no line! Fun to have the stars of the show be who serves you

    thumb Kim Ulrich
    July 31, 2021

    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

    thumb Gregory Schmerber
    September 26, 2022
  • Great place. If you haven't ever been I highly recommend you go.

    thumb Randolph Beister
    August 23, 2021

    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.

    thumb Barbara Jacques
    September 30, 2022

    Even though this place is over an hour from our home, my husband and I are sure to go here once or twice per season. We have never been disappointed. The acting is great and the staff is so down to earth and friendly! Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

    thumb Gaelen McNamara
    August 14, 2022
  • First time going. Had a blast! Best date night ever! Rock of Ages cast was amazing! Can't wait to come back.

    thumb Jennifer Miller
    August 12, 2022

    We went to Rock of Ages on the night the power went out. They didn't miss a beat and the performance was even better because of how wonderfully they responded. Bravo!!!

    thumb John Larson
    August 14, 2022

    What’s not to love about The Barn? I didn’t attend a show until a few years after I moved to Kalamazoo. I attended my first show a few years ago with some friends and have been to several more since. They always have a number of interesting shows as part of each season (even if not everything catches your interest). Have been to three shows this summer. Historic venue, great history of famous actors training at The Barn and excellent atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

    thumb Eric Archer
    August 9, 2019
  • What an amazing venue. Very cozy like home. Just hanging out with family and friends. Singing, laughing, dancing, relaxing, total enjoyment. Love!!! Genuine love.

    thumb Veronica F'scher
    August 31, 2022

    A wonderful theater, 75 years of great entertainment. Just saw Rocky Horror Show, great interactive experience. If you enjoy live theater or have never been this is a must.

    thumb Jon Krause
    October 24, 2021

    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.

    thumb 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!