Hours may vary, please contact us!

With 150+ events a year, The Acorn is almost always open on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year, plus Sunday nights all summer and many Thursday nights or other weeknights as well. Our Box Office generally opens at 4pm ET on show days. Please check individual event listings for specific times. You can reach our Box Office Team at or leave a voicemail at 269.756.3879. Our offices are generally closed on Mondays.

The Acorn is a rare and remarkable independent performing arts venue presenting high-quality, professional live entertainment year-round. The intimate and eclectic non-profit performance space features Rock, Folk, Americana, Indie, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, open mics, comedy, films and more! Performers of incomparable talent delight audiences in an acoustically rich and unique space. This gem of a theater has earned their reputation as “the one and only Acorn” bringing 150+ high quality events to the region!

As a nonprofit, and Southwest Michigan’s arts and culture hub, The Acorn aims to have nothing less than a profound impact on the culture, education and quality of life in their community and beyond.

Artistry, Up Close

There is magic and enjoyment for everyone who walks through The Acorn doors. From icons like Jeff Tweedy, Judy Collins and Mavis Staples to emerging artists like Abbie Thomas to the Singer-Songwriter competition to Open Mic Nights to community programs, The Acorn is truly the one and only performing arts center you will find in this corner of Michigan. 

An Experience to Outlast Any Performance

No two Acorn performances are exactly the same. Thoughtful curation brings a diverse mix of top talent to The Acorn, exposing audiences to both renowned and soon-to-be-discovered stars.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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Getting There and Local Restaurants

The Acorn is located at 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Michigan. We are approximately a half hour from St. Joseph, 40 minutes from South Bend and 90 minutes from downtown Chicago. Three Oaks offers several charming local establishments to have a bite to eat before your show - Froehlich's, Journeyman's Staymaker Restaurant, Patellie's Pizza and Tom Cat Tavern to name a few. 


Do you have a bar?

The Acorn has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails, an extensive beer list plus traditional bar snacks.

Where can we get a drink or meal before or after a show? Where can we stay and what can we do when we are in the Three Oaks area?

A truly one-of-a-kind accommodations experience awaits you right above The Acorn theater at The Loft! Rent our spacious, industrial-chic apartment above The Acorn theater and enjoy sound from the performance below! Click here for information and booking.

Is The Acorn available for other private events?

We can sometime accommodate private rentals for events/parties. Please email for more information.

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