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.

Main Stage Shows

The Barn School Theatre for Advanced Theatre Training presents some of the world’s best entertaining shows. Our mainstage season for 2021 was amazing. Thank you for your support! Be sure to check out our Christmas Cabaret!

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!

Recent Reviews from Our Patrons

  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Codi Ebey
    October 23, 2021

    5 star review  Fantastic show great experience. Can't wait to go back next year and see the show in the barn.

    thumb Rodney Snore
    December 28, 2021

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Barbara Vanderweele
    September 5, 2021

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    5 star review  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

    5 star review  Absolutely love 💘 this place.....No words to describe a live performance..Must go and experience 🙌 for yourself..

    thumb Michelle Fitzpatrick
    October 9, 2021
  • 5 star review  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

    4 star review  Great place. If you haven't ever been I highly recommend you go.

    thumb Randolph Beister
    August 23, 2021

    5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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

    4 star review  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. 💗😂

    thumb Sarah Erdos
    December 2, 2019

    5 star review  LOVE this place! We see Rocky Horror whenever it's playing here. Great time with friends and staff is incredible.

    thumb Keely Frye
    November 7, 2021

Barn News!

Why Choose The Barn

The highest quality professional theatre in the area!

A historic landmark conveniently located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

75 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!

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!