Southwest Michigan visitors discover what residents have long known: that nothing beats Kalamazoo live theatre productions. We are blessed with high-caliber theatre companies in Kalamazoo offering dramas, musicals, and comedies in auditorium and cabaret settings, and they are all just a comfortable walk or a short drive from the Kalamazoo House B&B. Combine them with dozens of fine restaurants with innovative menus, and a perfect night of "dinner and a show" can be in your future nearly anytime.
Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (2 min walk)
Founded in 1929, the Civic Theatre is one of the oldest and one of the most well-respected community
theatres in the country. Just 1/2 block from the Kalamazoo House B&B, Kalamazoo's Civic Theatre
presents a full schedule of quality dramas, comedies and musicals. Here's a look at the 2014-2015 season:
The State Theatre (6 min walk)
The State is a gorgeous, classic old Gothic venue--intimate and visually stunning, yet casual and down-to-earth with Bell's Beer on tap. This is Steve and Steph's favorite place to see a rock concert or touring act.
Farmers Alley Theatre (9 min walk)
Since Farmers Alley Theatre's founding in 2008, this ensemble-based performance company has generated
a lot of buzz for the professional caliber of both popular and new works in an intimate setting. Just a short
walk from the Kalamazoo House B&B.
Chenery Auditorium (8 min walk)
A local and recently refurbished gem that hosts a wide variety of local events. Chenery is located in the historic Old Central High School building, which has been preserved and still houses a Math and Science Center upstairs.
Miller Auditorium (best driven or Ubered, 35 min walk)
Beautiful Miller Auditorium, on the campus of Western Michigan University, brings in national tours of
Broadway shows and a long list of other touring events and shows.
New Vic Theatre (15 min walk)
A regular winner of American College Theatre Festival awards, WMU’s Department of Theatre is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best undergraduate programs and this theater regularly challenges and delights audiences. Located just a short drive from the Kalamazoo House B&B.