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Blue Gate Theater

195 N Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
260-768-4725
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: Shipshewana and Northern Indiana's Best Family-Friendly Entertainment
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Celina, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We watched Josiah For President... and the actors really pulled you in! The theater was clean and the staff very professional

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The show was great; the theatre is small, but fine. The Emcee wasn't the regular one, and he was not good. A couple had been married 61 years and he barely acknowledged them. He did not seem like he enjoyed his job and not sincere.

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Sherwood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a wonderful production. excellent ensemble cast that can act, sing and dance. The story is fun, but also thought provoking. It brought in some Amish beliefs that we can all use in our government right now. Wholesome, family entertainment. Easy access. Great food on site.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great small venue. All year, every day there is great talent to be enjoyed. The prices are very reasonable which makes it even more enjoyable. Have dinner prior to the show and you will have a fantastic experience.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had no idea when traveling that there would be this fun theater where they bring in great music acts. We saw Riders In The Sky, who are known for their cowboy music and are Grammy winners. They were entertaining and the their singing smooth and enjoyable. Had no idea there were so many cowboy songs to play over 1 1/2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have seen a different play for 3 years now. All the plays have been real good. This year was Josiah for President and it was so funny :)

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INDIANAPOLIS
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great acoustics and a nice small venue so you really feel up close! Also has a nice hotel next door.

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Bremen, Indiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like amish country...Shipshewana, Indiana is a great place to visit...the BLUE GATE RESTURANT AND THEATRE have wonderful amish food and the theatre is a small intimate theatre with great entertainment...especially if you like southern gospel music....they offer buggy rides outside the restaurant while waiting to be seated for the restaurant or theatre...or you can visit one of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was there for a Bellemy Brothers concert. The tickets were bought last minute, and I might have picked different seats, they were still good seats. Because the venue is small, I do not think there would be a bad seat in the house. It was a pleasant evening, and would recommend the theatre.

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New Lexington, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Purchased tickets months in advance and got sick at the last minute or death in the family? Oh well, don't expect a refund! We were going to a show and we were coming 5 hours to see it. I became ill as did my mother. We called early in the morning to get a refund, but she said they couldn't... More

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BasilLane, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Theater, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you were ill this past weekend and were unable to attend the concert. Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, it’s only by customer feedback that we’re able to find problems and make the next guest’s visit better. You did find a problem with our website, we’ve been upgrading our website software and... More

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