Beatniks on Conkey
Where Art meets Joe
A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
On January 13th, 2018 BEATNIKS celebrated our 10th Anniversary !!
What a fun night ws had by all!
~~ songs, dance, comedy, improv, skits and fun for all!!~~


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Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy
Coffee, cookies, cake 
              In Hammond's 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!
Every seat's a  great seat! With help from our friends at

Photography of Wes Bushby   Photography of Carol Moore


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...
                     New Tap, Belly Dancing, and Improv Comedy classes starting in September!

Congratulations to all the NIETF 2017 Nominees and Winners !!

Click HERE to see all the 2017 winners!
Click HERE to see all the 2017 nominees!

 January 13th, 2018 8PM
Donation night

Beatniks Celebrates 10 Years!
Help us recap the past and preview 2018!

January 27th 2018 8 PM   $15
A Night of Music with
The Vintage Postcard Band

Click HERE to buy tickets online!

February 9 - 18
8 Pm Fri - Sat
2 PM Sundays
Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest"

Sun Feb 11  5 PM
Mon Feb 12 7 PM

Open Auditions
Camping with Henry and Tom

March 17, 2018  DJayma Show celebrates St. Patty's Day
April 6-15, 2018  HCT presents Mark St. Germain's "Camping with Henry and Tom"
 April 8-9, 2018  Open auditions for Beatnik Entertainment's "Funny Little Thing Called Love"
June 1-10, 2018  Beatniks presents Jones, Hope and Wooten's "Funny Little Thing Called Love"
Ongoing ...

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

Belly Dancing class also!!! call for info
Course Begins
  Sept 5th, 2017
(219) 805-0942

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

VDAY event for Hammond's Haven House was a success, thanks to you!
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!  219-852-0848   
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