Shipshewana, Indiana invites you to explore several theatrical entertainment options found at the Blue Gate Theatre, the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center and the Michiana Events Center (the MEC).  All three venues offer a variety of entertainment options from original Amish themed musicals written by popular Amish romance authors to top-name entertainers that are well-known by many to heart pounding equestrian productions including performing dogs, trapeze artists, gaucho musicians, and more.

Before the curtain rises, enjoy the Brown Bag Backroads tour around Middlebury & Shipshewana stopping at authentic Amish craftsman workshops including a basket maker, bakery, cheese factory, coffin maker, wind chime crafter and leather goods maker.  Dine inside an Amish home by propane lights on home-cooked meals and request cooking demonstrations, quilting bees or other hands-on experiences to round out your day.

Blue Gate Theatre 2022 Season

Tickets & Reservations: (888) 447-4725
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Half Stitched

March 24 - June 21, 2022

What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a weekend quilting class?  Well... throw in a biker, a Marine, a quarrelsome couple, and a few more crazy characters and see what happens.   From the same creative team that brought the hit musical, The Confession, Blue Gate Musicals presents  - Half-Stitched!

Cultures collide and personalities  conflict when six loose threads and an Amish widow spend a weekend together learning a lot about quilts, and a bit about themselves.  This  Broadway-style musical comedy/drama will have you bent over laughing, and then fighting back the tears, with intriguing relationships and unforgettable melodies.

With 100s of standing ovations and 1000s of happy patrons in the basket, come see what all the fuss is about !!!  Based on the best-selling novel by Wanda Brunstetter


Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet
June 1 - June 4, 2022

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award---winning smash---hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.


Our Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner
November - December 2022

The New Musical is a hilarious look at family tradition, holiday expectations, unexpected guests and the REAL meaning of Christmas... (football..?!?). A heaping scoop of humor, a slice of family memories, and some unexpected surprises all serve up The Most, Wonderful Meal of the Year!


Michiana Event Center 2022 Season

Tickets & Reservations: (260) 768-3300

The Shipshewana Majestic Noel Christmas Feast & Equestrian Adventure Experience

"Shipshewana Majestic Noel"

Two full hours of nonstop Christmas excitement returns to the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana! This amazing and uplifting show is filled with nonstop equestrian adventures, featuring some of the most beautiful horses anywhere, along with incredibly talented riders from all around the world. See the Noel singers, dancers, aerialist, hogs, dogs and more!