The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training
We are truly honored to celebrate 75 years of creating memories and building traditions, 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.
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.
Recent Reviews from Our Patrons
This venue is adorable. There probably isn't a bad seat in the house because it is small enough that I think even the very back gets a good view. The idea of having a theatre in an old barn is awesome and it turns out barns are remarkably well-suited for the task. We saw Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street a couple weeks ago. The sound was great, the lighting was great, the cast members were great. It was an all-around good experience and well worth the cost of tickets. Though we both had work the next morning and couldn't stay -- they do have a burlesque show next door in a bar after shows that they mentioned before the show began. My only complaints are that the seats weren't particularly comfortable for any length of time and there was a bit of a musty smell. Our play was over 2 hours and, even with an intermission, I was sore. I noticed many of the more seasoned theatre goers had brought cushions and the like with them to sit on. It might just be time to update those seats instead of having the crowd split between sore and lugging their own cushions in.
First time I have been here in 20 years. Absolutely amazing night! The entire cast is incredibly talented! Their energy, exuberance and showmanship are excellent! Magical Night!
Such a cool spot. Combination of professionals and students, show has high production values and they pick fun plays. I'm just visiting but their season sounds awesome.
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!
I have been going since 1991! Incredible time always! Can’t say enough good things! Penelope and Brendan are excellent caretakers of an Amazing Tradition and Heritage! Thank you!
Everyone must go here (show AND rehearsal shed) at least once in their life! The shows are professionally produced in an intimate setting that makes viewers feel like honored guests. Every person who sells a ticket, parks a car, serves a pop, or seats guests are featured in show, too. This community pulls guests in makes them feel like they are part of the community, too. The best show they've ever done? Rocky Horror, hands down.
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.
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!
This is a little late in coming, but my husband took me as a belated birthday present. The experience was wonderful. The play and music were so enthralling that my husband broke down and bought the soundtrack to what we had seen, essentially driving me insane for months. 💗😂
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
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.
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!
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!!!