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

  • 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

    4 star review  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

    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
  • 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  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

    4 star review  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
  • 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  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

    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  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

    5 star review  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

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

    thumb linda swift
    August 8, 2021
  • 5 star review  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

    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  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

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!