Beatniks on Conkeyout

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*

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

Upcoming events...

March 18th 2017
A ONE MAN show by Tim Campos
“Screw It, Doin' Time on the Line”
 a funny show about working at the Ford plant on the assembly line
Click HERE to buy tickets online NOW!

  March 31-April 9

christmas spirit
"Superior Donuts"


Sun April 2nd 5PM
Mon April 3rd 7PM

Beatniks On Conkey presents
Open Auditions for
"The Sleeper"


Thur April 13th 8PM

Come support these hard working and fun people as we build on the budding Beatniks Improv community

 Friday April 21st
  7 PM   $5
Performers Free!
One Night Only!

Marc and Krystal present
Open Mic Night

 April 22nd  8 PM
18 and older

DJ Halecky and Jayma Kay Emerson are back with a new show to celebrate Earth Day!

May 6 & 7
 Beatnik Babes and Boys are Back  “Spring Fling Variety Show” 
June 2,3,4 & 9,10,11  Beatniks Entertainment  presents  “The Sleeper”  a comedy by Catherine Butterfield  (AUDITIONS April 2nd, 5pm & 3rd 7pm)   
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   (AUDITIONS May 20 & 21 time?) 
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  (AUDITIONS June 4th, 5pm & 5th,  7pm)                                                         
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)


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.


 *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
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 or Bonnie

 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