Where Art meets Joe
Have you seen The Dude?

A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
420 Conkey Street, Hammond   219-852-0848
P.O. Box 622 Dyer, IN 46311
~~ songs, dance, comedy, improv, skits and fun for all!!~~
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Thanks to you, the audience, for sharing your evenings with us!

Brown Paper Tickets for many shows available online here      Calendar at-a-glance HERE 
Upcoming events...

Beatniks, like the rest of you, is uncertain of the future and will be glad when this is over. But most importantly, we want everyone to be safe. So, we have decided to postpone our April shows. HCT’s play Denial is tentatively moving to August 2020. The Improv Show will announce their new date. April auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace are undetermined at this time, contact Beatniks for more info if you plan to audition. Please keep an eye on the website for changes. God Bless you all and keep you safe.

You can help us at this time, with a donation if you can. Click HERE.

Rip and Bonnie

Dates postponed
call for info


Beatniks On Conkey presents
"Arsenic and Old Lace"



Now Planned
for August

"DENIAL" by Peter Sagal

More upcoming:

May Beatnik Babes & Boys Spring Variety Show is canceled, See you  in December!
June 5-14…Beatniks' June Show "Arsenic and Old Lace"

June 26-28 HAST Theatre show "Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone"
 July 11... A Cabaret Show! ... a fundraiser for Haven House
July 17-19... HCT's Children's Show TBA

Aug 16 at 5 & Aug 17 at 7...auditions for Beatniks' October Show
Oct 9 – 18
…Beatniks' October Show "Crossed Wires"

Oct 11 at 5 & Oct 12 at 7...auditions for HCT December show
Nov 7-9…HAST Theatre Production
Dec 5-6
…Beatnik Babes & Boys Christmas

Dec 11-20
…HCT Christmas Show TBA

Calendar at-a-glance HERE...

Beatniks receives NIETF Awards!

Sun Sept 8 2019
 2 PM

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It was a Great Show!

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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
P.O. Box 622 Dyer, IN 46311
SMOKE FREE---Also available for meetings and special events

Reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
Ongoing ...

Adult Tap Dance Classes Tuesdays, 6:30 PM All levels Welcome
call for info

Theater Assistance Wish List
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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, Carol Moore and Kaminsky's Kandids Photography

Some past shows...

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

A 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

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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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