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!!~~
Every seat's a  great seat! With help from our friends at

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We mourn the loss of
our great friend,
C. Dale Kelley

Coming Up!
Wednesdays 7 - 9
Starts May 17th


July 7-8-9 hct

Rutherford Wolf

A Family Show

Sunday June 11
5-8 PM

Monday June 12
6 -7:30 PM

Open Auditions
"Wake Me At Midnight"
by Joe Simonelli


HCT's "Wake Me at Midnight" Aug 2023
Beatniks' "Black Comedy" Oct 2023
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Thanks to you, the audience, for sharing your evenings with us!

Thanks to all who have donated and helped! 
Beatniks receives NIETF Awards!

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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!

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

Some past shows...


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 7:00 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM
Plan on being prompt...

Reservations/Info call 219-852-0848
** Shows may contain adult content and or language**

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RJ Construction Bonnie Johnson - Associate Broker with
over 30 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
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