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.

Box Office is Open. Get Your Tickets Now!

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

  • This is one of my favorite places to go and I live in the Detroit area. The play was great, the audience was fun and the rehearsal shed show was fun! I especially love the Rocky Horror productions. Great place to relax and have a great experience. Keep it up!!!

    thumb Elizabeth Makara
    November 5, 2019

    Absolutely the best place for date nights, girls groups and a fun night. Been to 3+ shows so far this summer and every one is an awesome experience. The charm, the exceptional talent and shows are an absolute must!

    thumb Rebecca Dutcher
    September 4, 2021

    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.

    thumb Good Intentions
    September 19, 2022
  • My wife and I have been to the Barn Theatre multiple times over the years for Rocky Horror and Sweeney Todd and have been thoroughly impressed and entertained every single time. The rehearsal shed is the perfect place to get drinks before the show and during intermission. The box office staff does an incredible job of answering any questions you may have in a timely fashion. If you're looking to see a show in SW Michigan, this is the best place to do it!

    thumb mitch miller
    October 1, 2021

    Came here for a play Cinderella it was amazing. Glad they had a cart to drive elderly people to the back of the theater everyone was kind and helpful. The only bad thing is the theater is small and hard for handicapped people to walk into the theater

    thumb Tanya Prather
    August 5, 2022

    The venue was unique. There were no bad seats. The actors' voices were all well trained. Their timing was just right. Loved the entire experience.

    thumb Sara Nichols
    August 15, 2022
  • 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.

    thumb Paul Trinka
    December 21, 2022

    First live theater I've been to and it was absolutely wonderful. I'll remember 9to5 for many years to come and they have truly captured my heart with their performance. They have also made certain that I will be going to live shows for the foreseeable future. The property boast a outdoor concession booth, a bar, and an after performance cabaret of sorts for dinning and the actors to play around at. I didn't reserve a table early enough but next time for sure. The actors were exquisite, the scenes were well built and orchestrated, and the owner is top notch. It's a family owned production and has been the start of a few well known stars but I'm sure more to come. One memorable moment was when I had an "Oh No" moment and they gave the audience a minute to appreciate my innocent remark. They made us feel apart of the play, too fun.

    thumb Zachary Marc Phillips
    July 19, 2021

    Plays are wonderful. Been going for years. Every experience has been great, always!

    thumb linda swift
    August 8, 2021
  • Opening night show "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" was excellent. Looks like 2022 season has another god lin-up of shows.

    thumb John Thomas
    July 1, 2022

    The Rocky Horror picture show was fantastic tonight! Thank you for a great 75th season. We bought season passes for the first time this year and really enjoyed all the shows.

    thumb Lynn Schiller
    October 31, 2021

    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
  • I love the barn theater but was even more excited to see they've added wheelchair seating to the online ticket seating chart! My cousin and I had trouble last year finding the proper seats online so I was over the moon to see the change. Thank you barn theater for keeping our wheelchair friends in mind! It means a lot.

    thumb Nikki Ellis
    July 12, 2022

    Seven brides for seven brothers with the whole family. Beautiful, talented voices and expressive action. It's difficult to imagine an improvement, even the parking was well choreographed and playful. The Barshow afterward displayed trained talent more intimately and diversely.

    thumb Alex Hage
    July 4, 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

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!