The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training

We are truly honored to anticipate our 76th year of 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 are live on our events page, the Box Office is now open. Get your tickets today!

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! View 2022 dates now.

Recent Reviews from Our Patrons

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

    thumb linda swift
    August 8, 2021

    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

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

    thumb Michelle Fitzpatrick
    October 9, 2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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.

    thumb Sara Weyenberg
    July 22, 2019

    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

    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
  • 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

    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.

    thumb Samson Lahti-Parsell
    August 30, 2021

    Great show! BUT... you REALLY need to do something about the MOSQUITOES.. NOW! Rock of Ages Excellent performance in spite of a power outage. Handled beyond expectations. Impromptu additions to the script were very well done Live theatre at its it's best. Very enjoyable evening. Thank you

    thumb j dragisic
    August 14, 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.

76 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 76th 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!