Beatniks on Conkey

Where Art meets Joe
A Coffee House-Black Box Theater for your enjoyment.
January 14, 2017 we celebrated 9 Years of Beatniks!
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!
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...
Sat May 6 8PM
Sun May 7 2PM
Beatnik Babes and Boys are Back!
“Spring Fling Variety Show” 

Sat May 20
Sun May 21
12 -1:30PM

Open Auditions for
The Big Bad Ugly
Roles for many adults and children


 June 2 - 11 2017


Beatniks On Conkey presents
"The Sleeper"
Click HERE to buy tickets online

 Sunday June 4,5PM
Monday June 5,7PM

Variety Theatre Co, presents
OPEN AUDITIONS for the musical
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Click HERE for more info

Sat June 24 8PM

Dave Rudolf
Musical Beach Party


July 21,22,23  HCT  production of  “ The Big Bad Ugly”  funny play by Don Taylor (kids and adults in this production) Fri & Sat shows at 7pm Sun at 2pm 

Aug 11,12,13 & 18,19,20 Variety Theatre Co. presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”  A Musical by Clark Gesner/music by Andrew Lippa                                                      
Oct 20,no show on the 21st GALA,22 & 27,28,29 & Nov 3,4,5  Beatniks Entertainment  presents   “Mark of Cain”  a mystery by Peter Colley  (AUDITIONS Aug 13th, 5pm & 14th, 7pm) 
Dec 1,2,3 Beatnik Babes and Boys Christmas Variety Show (adult show)
Dec 8,9,10 & 15,16,17  HCT’s production “TBD” Christmas Play (AUDITIONS Oct 22nd, 5pm & 23rd, 7pm)


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

Belly Dancing class also!!! call for info
Course Begins
Feb 11th, 2017
(219) 805-0942

Ronnie Cox appeared at Beatniks!

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...
Back Before
                                Midnightvm 2016Life On A ledgeCharlotte's Web
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 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

Stay on top of what's happening at Beatniks, Get on the Beatniks Email list for schedules & updates!
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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