Live theatre is center stage at the Beckwith Theatre.  In Dowagiac's walk-able, central business district, you can take in evening and matinee performances.

Formed in 1990, the Beckwith Theatre Co. calls a historic, 1925 Neo-Gothic building home.  Beckwith is a volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to the performing arts and its productions include dramas, comedies, musicals and even a bit of Shakespeare.

The modern-day theatre company takes its name from Beckwith Memorial Theatre, once located at the corner of Beeson and Front streets. Built in 1892, it was regarded as one of the finest theatres between New York and Chicago, playing host to such well-known names as William S. Hart, Roland Reed, Robert Mantell, Otis Skinner and John Philip Sousa.

Visit the Beckwith Theatre Company here.