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.  


All-of-Us Express Children’s Theater

East Lansing Ingham

All-of-us Express Children's Theater offers school performances for all mainstage productions on the Friday before a performance weekend.


Bay City Players

Bay City Bay

Bay City Players, located in Bay City, Michigan, is a community of performers and other volunteers that offers exciting, intimate and relevant theatre experiences. We believe in the power and immediacy of a great performance. Our dedication to that principle is how we’ve become Michigan’s longest continuously operating community theater, nearing our 100th anniversary.


Bonstelle Theatre

Detroit Wayne

e Bonstelle Theatre is a Broadway-style house with a 1,143-seat auditorium featuring a balcony, owned by Wayne State University. Here, future stars of theatre, film, and television follow in the footsteps of such successful alumni as Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning S. Epatha Merkerson (NBC’s Law and Order, Lackawanna Blues) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, NBC’s Heroes). For box office hours and information on performances, tickets, group discounts and corporate packages, please call us at (313) 577-2960.

Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music

Brighton Center for the Performing Arts

Brighton Livingston

Education outreach with performing groups. Workshops for local High School Choirs. Children's Series.


Broadway Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Kent

Broadway Grand Rapids has numerous broadway shows and offer educational opportunities such as Talk Backs with Cast, Backstage Tours, Master Classes, and Cast Meet & Greets.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre

Calumet Theatre

Calumet Houghton

The Calumet Theatre Company was incorporated in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization to program events and encourage continuing restoration. The Calumet Theatre is owned by and leased from the Village of Calumet. The Calumet Theatre Company assumes responsibility for all operating costs for the facility.

In the absence of local tax support, it is funded by ticket sales, user fees, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, membership dues, and other fund-raising activities. The Theatre Company is a member-supported volunteer-based organization (500-plus members) with a 16 member Board of Directors, 8 employees and over 70 volunteers.

Cultural, Instrumental Music, Science, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, Inc.

Lapeer Lapeer

The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, Inc. provides an extensive array of educational programming aimed at enriching students' artistic and academic experiences. Here's a breakdown of the offerings available at both The PIX Theatre and Gallery 194: At The PIX Theatre: 1. Plays: Students have the opportunity to watch various theatrical productions, exposing them to different genres, themes, and styles of performance. 2. Music Concerts: Concerts featuring diverse musical genres provide students with exposure to live performances and music appreciation. 3. Animal Shows: Educational animal shows offer students a chance to learn about wildlife, biology, and conservation in an engaging and interactive environment. 4. STEM Presentations: STEM presentations introduce students to concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through entertaining and informative demonstrations. 5. Plays about Historical Figures: Historical plays bring history to life, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of key historical figures and events.

Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Chenery Auditorium

Kalamazoo Kalamazoo

The Aesthetic Education (AE) Program functions within the collaborative partnership between EFA Teaching Artists and Aesthetic Education-trained classroom teachers. Working together, classroom teachers and Teaching Artist develop and implement inquiry-based, experimental units of study around specific works of art that students view. These units are designed to highlight the possible relationships between an artist's choices and the viewer's aesthetic response. Through participatory activities and reflections, students further develop their capacities for observation, analysis, questioning, and meaning making allowing them to deeply engage with and experience works of art while making connections to their personal lived experiences, the outside world, and beyond.


Circle Theatre of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Kent

Circle Presents is a presenting series targeting school and family audiences with performances running from October through April.The goals of Circle Presents include exposing more young people to the arts and presenting the highest caliber artistic performances to schools and families.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music

City Opera House

Traverse City Grand Traverse

As we celebrate our rich past and look toward an exciting future, our historic City Opera House is alive with new energy and anticipation. Since opening its doors in 1892, the "Grand Old Lady," as she is lovingly known, has hosted everything from plays, concerts and operettas, to gala balls, conventions and banquets. The City Opera House truly is a community-based, community-supported gathering space for Grand Traverse residents and visitors alike.