Hammond's new  Beatniks on Conkey
a beatnik

Where Art meets Joe
A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
On January 16, 2016 we celebrated 8 Years of Beatniks!
Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy
Coffee, cookies, cake 
              In Hammond's Hyde Park neighborhood
Beatniks on Conkey
418 Conkey Street, Hammond, Indiana  46324   View a map here
2 blocks east of Hohman Ave.    Call 219-852-0848 for more info
SMOKE FREE---Also available for meetings and special events
Reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
We are all saddened by the loss of our good friend Jack Jaros

Thanks to

for the New Seat Risers and Chairs

Every seat's a  great seat!
Photography of Wes Bushby
Photography of Carol Moore

We would like to thank all our contributors of


As well as, you the audience for sharing your evenings with us!

Brown Paper Tickets for many shows available online here

*Click HERE for Live Calendar*

Adult Tap Dance Class, Thursdays 6:30-7:30

Upcoming events...

Beatniks Has Grown!
Into "The Other Side"
Click Here to see How You Can HELP!

Feb. 12-21  2016

"And Then There Were None"

Feb. 14-15 2016


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Feb 27 & 28
Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday 2:00PM
Sunday 5:30PM

Beatniks Fundraising Event For Haven House
"The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler
Show and Auction

Click HERE to buy tickets online

  March 12 2016

Book signing and live storytelling

Jeff Manes "All Worth Their Salt"


March 12
8 PM

The Djayma Show Spring Fling 2016
A professionally unprofessional night of music and mayhem


  March 19 to
 May 7  2016


April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2016 Hammond Community Theatre's
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durand

April 30  and May 1 Beatnik Babes and Boys are back
Spring Fling Variety Show
June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11,12 Beatniks Enterntainment presents a
collection of works by local playwright, Jerry Holt
"Life on a Ledge" comedy/play
July 22, 23, 24 Beatniks and HCT unite for
"Charlotte's Web" adapted from the book by EB White
with play by Joseph Robinette. An adult/children's production

Collecting Items for Haven House
Hammond's Haven House, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, is in need of many personal items.
Click here for a list of needed items.


 *REMINDER: when attending a show at Beatniks, if you have can goods or toys or personal items for the women and children of Haven House, that you can bring them here to drop off.  No clothing. Thanks

Reservations encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
Some past shows...

laughmoustrap castVDay_2014VDay 2013
HillBilly WeddingDon't
                                Fear the ReaperDead
                                Man's CellphoneShe's
                                No Angel

                                Brand New Shoe


BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new  material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained.
Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM
Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM
Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries

Reservations/Info call 219-852-0848
Or email us at
beatniksonconkey_at_sbcglobal.net for more info or to get on our email list.

** Shows may contain adult content and or language**

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeatniksonConkey

If you would like to book a show talk to Rip, Bonnie, or Isaac Johnson

 For more info on any of these, call 219-852-0848 or Email us at

BeatniksOnConkey @ sbcglobal.net

Available at Beatniks:   email us for more info  Beatniks dude logo T-Shirt--Black Beret

RJ Construction Bonnie Johnson - Associate Broker with
over 20 years experience    219-730-7906
Rip Johnson - Quality Contractor since 1973

Bonnie Johnson

Stay on top of what's happening at Beatniks, Get on the Beatniks Email list for schedules & updates!
View a map to Beatniks here
For more information about local community theater, please visit the web site of
 The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation
 Go to Hammond Community Theatre's home page