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Merrimans' Playhouse - Recital Hall

Stephen Merriman at Merrimans' Playhouse


Merrimans' Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615

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Please call 574-329-3430 or email

Workshops, Private Study, Recital Hall, and Special Events:

Merrimans' Playhouse is venue for Improvisational and Interactive Arts. We are a Jazz Performance Center, a Recital Hall, a host for Improvisational Theater, A host for Music Workshops, a host for Spoken Word, a meeting place for Creative Collaboration.

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Jazz Open Session with The Merrimans

Jazz Performance Series


Recital Hall

Conference Hall

Film Viewing

Spoken Word

Private Parties

Special Concerts and Performances

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Stephen and Mary Merriman at Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Jeffery Miller)

(photos below by Phil Good-Elliott)
Merrimans' Playhouse

Merrimans' Playhouse

Don Lerman at Merrimans Playhouse
(photo by Jeffery Miller)

Piano Student Recital at Merrimans' Playhouse

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Laurie Bulaoro, Producing Director of the Children's Center for the Arts: 2013 Holiday Hoopla. CCPA website.

Childrens' Performaning Arts at Merrimans' Playhouse


Film Festival at Merrimans' Playhouse

The Poetry Den at Merrimans' Playhouse

Merrimans' Playhouse - Meetng Hall

Jazz Open Session hosted by
The Merrimans with The Merrimans' Play-House Players
(straight ahead jazz)

Every Tuesday Evening
8:00 to 10:30
doors open at 7:30

It's open to the public. Listen. Play. Woodshed. Discuss. Based on Jazz Standards. It's a Learning Environment. Bring your Instrument, your Ears, your Friends. Egos stay at the door. Suggested Donation $5 will help pay the house band and venue operations. If we have a concert on Tuesday, the open session will be on Thursday of that week. You are not obligated to pay if you don't have the cash, or are a participating musician; we want to to be there!

Merrimans' Playhouse

Merrimans' Playhouse


Recital Hall

Merrimans' Playhouse is available as a Recital Hall. The space is intimate with good acoustics, so you can hear all the dynamic ranges of the instruments, and musicians. We want to nuture the budding and established musicians in our community and love to host student recitals, chamber groups, or other small ensembles.

If you are a school or private music instructor, looking for an alternate performance space for your students, please come and visit our space. Also, we'd like to encourage the instructors to have a recital themselves, so they have the opportunity to perform, and the students have an opportunity to really hear what their instructors are up to. This space is for the community, so we have a place to nurture and share our talents.

Sunday, March 20, 2012, Harp and Piano Student Recital under the direction of Devon Haupt. Visit Devon's website.

Merrimans' Playhouse - Recital Hall


Theatre, etc.

We have already hosted several children's theatre group workshops, and are also available for other creative presentations, plays, workshops, spoken word, etc. Come and share your ideas and see if our space would work for you. We now have a dressing room area/green room.


Film Screenings

We also collaborate with local filmmakers for film screenings. We've hosted the Mid American Filmmakers and the Riverbend Film Festivals. We also plan to have a movie night.

Merrimans' Playhouse - film


Conference Hall and Private Parties

Merrimans' Playhouse is also a great space for brainstorming, meetings, and conferences. A break from the usual setting. We have wi-fi, a projector and screen for presentations and video. Our space is also available for private parties.

Contact us if you have some ideas for events you'd like to consider.

Please call 574-329-3430 or email for rental fees.

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