Hammond's new  Beatniks on Conkey
a beatnik

Where Art meets Joe
A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
January 17, 2015 we celebrated 7 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!

Congratulations to All the 2014 NIETF Award Nominees
Thanks to

for the New Seat Risers and Chairs

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

We would like to thank all our contributors of


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

SPECIAL THANKS to the Beatnik Babes and Boys for all their Beatnik fund raising efforts.
As our recipients of "NIETF volunteers of 2014 award",  they help with all functions of the theatre and help to keep Beatniks the fun-loving place it is! Kim Bernstein, Krystal Quagliara, Angie Lowe, Linda Slankard, Sharon Harbert, Bonnie Johnson, Cindy Wotkun, Rich Wotkun, Don Taylor, John Wotkun, Steve Kaminsky and Rip Johnson with a special thanks to or latest additions: Maggie & Dominique.

Brown Paper Tickets for many shows available online here

2015 Calendar

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

Collecting Items for Haven House

Because of the efforts of wonderful women who participated, the contributors and the generous audiences, we are able to donate over $4100.00 to Haven House... exceeding last years total! Thank you!!!


Upcoming events...

April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2015
Hammond Community Theatre
Other Desert Cities

Click here to order tickets online!

April 12-13
June 12-21 2015

Beatniks on Conkey
"Lovers and Other Strangers"
by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna

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Sat May 2 8PM
Sun May 3 2PM $15

Beatnik Babes and Boys
Spring Variety Show
Like Saturday Night Live and Carol Burnett combined with songs, dance, comedy skits with snacks and beverages, too!   Click here for paster

May 16th
8 PM $10

The Music of DJ Halicky and Jayma Kay Emerson

  July 10-12 2015
  3 shows only!

Romihi Inc
"God of Carnage"
by Yasmina Reza

  Aug. 14-23 2015


Oct 16-Nov1 2015

Beatniks on Conkey
"I'll Be Back Before Midnight"
by Peter Colley

Dec. 11-20  2015

"The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge"

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