Arts and Culture Destinations

Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.  

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Kerrytown Concert House

Ann Arbor Washtenaw

Kerrytown Concert House offers educational Jazz and/or Classical program featuring Michigan artists who specialize in educational programming.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

Ludington Mason

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is committed to excellence through:

Arts education
Fiscal responsibility
Cultural collaboration
Support for local artists
Facility utilization and preservation

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Macomb Center For the Performing Arts

Clinton Township Macomb

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents Page to Stage, a theater and literacy program that brings to life, through professional actors, stage adaptations of significant works of literature. Check website or call for show dates and titles.

The Macomb Center also offers choral opportunities for students in grades 1-12 and summer workshops (Show Choir, Flute, Clarinet, Drama, Children’s Chorus) focus on enhancing and expanding on what students learn in the classroom through weeklong workshops, using highly qualified and recognized instructors.

Theatre, Vocal Music

Meadow Brook Theatre

Rochester Oakland

Our Mission is to provide a season of innovative, Broadway quality theatre productions that make audiences smile, laugh and cry, enriching the cultural experience of the community in southeast Michigan. School Matinees available.

Theatre, Vocal Music

Michigan Opera Theatre

Detroit Wayne

Student field trips to the Detroit Opera House are a rewarding learning experience! Tour the magnificently restored Detroit Opera House, including backstage areas not accessible to the public.

With the largest stage in Michigan, the Detroit Opera House is equipped to handle grand opera, classical dance, pop concerts, Broadway shows and even ice shows. You will be amazed to learn the techniques used to restore this historic venue!

Your students will learn about many careers in the arts, such as Stage Management, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Ticketing, Marketing, Public Relations and House Management.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music

Miller Auditorium – Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo Kalamazoo

At Miller Auditorium, we are committed to assisting local, 501(c)3 non-profit, agencies who are meeting the needs of our valued community. Our community voucher program is designed to put ticket vouchers toward Miller Auditorium shows into the hands of organizations within Kalamazoo County that serve children and youth who normally would not have access to them. This program also provides vouchers for fund-raisers to organizations who are trying to meet the needs of underserved segments of the community. Your requests mean a great deal to us, so all are reviewed and given serious consideration.

Miller Auditorium – Western Michigan University

Cultural, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Motown Museum

Detroit Wayne

The Motown Museum group visits throughout the year.

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Music Center of South Central Michigan

Battle Creek Calhoun

The Music Center of South Central Michigan provides musical listening, learning and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, we are one of the largest arts non-profits in Michigan!

Our many programs at The Music Center include IMPACT: free after school classes, Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce Ensemble, Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School with several locations in our region where we teach lessons and classes for all ages and skill levels, and Michigan's oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra.

Although we service many areas of South Central Michigan, our main office is located in Battle Creek on the campus of Kellogg Community College. Stop by today to see all we have for you!

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Detroit Wayne

Our year-round music education team is led by none other than Scott Gwinnell - an award-winning orchestra leader, composer, pianist, and university professor. Music courses include the audition-based Jazz Vocal Education and broad-based jazz appreciation program created by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis and entitled "Jazz for Young People." For the 1200 DPS students involved each year, this program may be the only music curriculum they have ever participated in.

We also offer ‘Grow Up Great’ – a classroom introduction to live theatre via classic children’s stories for pre-K and K-5 students, followed by busing to Music Hall for the live performance corresponding to the studied book.

Our team of educators led by Jason Smith has earned the rare privilege of daily in-classroom (not after-school) access to Detroit Public Schools, serving 600 elementary and middle schoolers in 14 schools on a Monday – Friday basis year-round (list shown on our website).

The GM World Dance Education Outreach lecture demonstrations connect budding DPS dancers with the visiting professionals we present, and our High School Assembly Programs tour to 20 city and suburban high schools, reaching 300-800 students at each, with presentations that use the performing arts to draw out a social or cultural topic from our current theatrical production, followed by student group attendance of that production at Music Hall.

All of of our education work is fully documented with demographic data each year and tracked for trends and analysis. Last but not least, the Discovery Series nurtures emerging artists with mentoring & performance opportunities in our Jazz Café all year-round, bringing our total education impact to over 22,000 students per year.

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Vocal Music

Opera Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Kent

Students are invited to attend our final dress rehearsals for every production.These events happen 3 times a year, usually the Wednesday evening before the opening night.