Where Art meets Joe
A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
~~ songs, dance, comedy, improv, skits and fun for all!!~~
Every seat's a  great seat! With help from our friends at


Thanks to you, the audience, for sharing your evenings with us!

Brown Paper Tickets for many shows available online here    *Click HERE for Live Calendar* 

Upcoming events... 

April 6-15
8 Pm Fri - Sat
2 PM Sundays
Camping with Henry and Tom
Sun April 8  5 PM
Mon April 9 7 PM

Beatniks Entertainment Presents:
Open Auditions
Funny Little Thing Called Love

May 5-6  Beatnik Babes and Boys Spring Variety Show
June 1-10  Beatniks presents Jones, Hope and Wooten's "Funny Little Thing Called Love"
June 29 - July 1  Bad Company, Good Morales, a play by Khyel Roberson
July 8-9 OPEN AUDITIONS for "The Miracle Worker"
August 10-19 "Ruthless" a musical by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley
Sept 22 The Vintage Postcard Band returns, a benefit for Haven House
Oct 12 - 28  The Miracle Worker, a play by William Gibson
Congratulations to all the NIETF 2017 Nominees and Winners !!
Click HERE to see all the 2017 winners!

What a fun night was had by all!
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Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy, Coffee, Cake 
              In Hammond's Historic Hyde Park neighborhood
Beatniks on Conkey
418/420 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!
Ongoing ...

Tap Dance Classes!
Thursdays 6:30
Click here for more info

Belly Dancing class also!!! call for info
Course Begins Soon, call for info

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

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.


Photography of Wes Bushby   Photography of Carol Moore

Some past shows...

spiritBack Before
                                  Midnightvm 2016Life On A ledgeCharlotte's Web
laughmoustrap castVDay_2014VDay 2013
HillBilly WeddingDon't Fear the ReaperDead Man's CellphoneShe's No Angelcast

                                  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 for more info or to get on our email list.

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

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

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

BeatniksOnConkey @

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

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For more information about local community theater, please visit the web site of
 The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundationnietf
 Go to Hammond Community Theatre's home page