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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.
Theatre, Vocal Music
Croswell Opera HouseAdrian Lenawee
The Croswell Opera House, Michigan's oldest continually operating theatre, provides school day programming for K-12 classes throughout the year. Called our Junior Town Hall series, the Croswell has more than thirty years of experience offering educational and experiential learning programs for youth.
Additionally, we offer youth ages 8 and above the opportunity to tour our historic theatre as part of a school day event. Built in 1866, we provide tours that include our "catacomb" space beneath the auditorium, as well as our catwalk and fly space above the stage. Relevant local, Michigan and National history are included in the tour, too.
Detroit Repertory TheatreDetroit Wayne
In order to continue the quest to culturally, socially and artistically help to transform our city, our region, and our state into a more civil society and "a more perfect union," the Detroit Repertory is constantly looking for ways to expand its sphere of influence. Otherwise, in the years ahead the Repertory will become a quaint anomaly, a faded vision that came, that saw, then slipped from memory.
While we can be justly proud of the elegant, intimate, cultural and civic force we have become, making a few friends, changing a few minds, winning a few hearts, and providing a few glimpses into a different future, are not enough. To pass the baton to a new generation of leaders and keep the mission alive, the Repertory must continue to grow physically, artistically and civically and relentlessly help to build bridges across and between all Metropolitan Detroit communities.
Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
Downriver Council for the ArtsWyandotte Wayne
Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization that proudly serves nearly 400,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. The DCA's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities.
The DCA also creates regional partnerships with other cultural organizations, schools and service clubs to promote artistic, cultural and special events throughout Southeast Michigan. We hold these activities in our Arts Center and by operating in the various cities we serve. Each program and event at the DCA seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of art and ourselves, improve skills by participants, change one’s attitude or values, give enjoyment, inspiration, and creativity. We welcome all people including youth of all ages, disabled people, underserved/minority populations, and social conscious groups.
Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music
Flint Institute of MusicFlint Genesee
The Flint Institute of Music is a place where lives are truly transformed through the power of the arts. Whether you are interested in music, dance or drama, a wide array of performance and educational opportunities await you through the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Youth Theatre. Edge-of-your-seat performances, standing ovations, excited students experiencing a sense of accomplishment and belonging...all are a regular part of the FIM experience.
Flint Youth TheatreFlint Genesee
Believing theatre to be a powerful educational vehicle, the Learning Through Theatre Series offers school-time performances for students, deepening their understanding of history, literature and current events.
Forest Roberts Theatre- Northern Michigan UniversityMarquette Marquette
Welcome to the Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. The Forest Roberts Theatre has been described as one of the finest university theatres in the country. It accommodates 514 people in a continental seating arrangement and has its own scene, costume, and electrics shops as well as state of the art make-up and costume facilities and dressing rooms.
The theatre puts on four mainstage productions each season, along with an annual Haunted House experience, and a full student-directed studio theatre season. The Forest Roberts Theatre also hosts a bi-annual playwriting contest. Theatre majors and non-majors alike, along with NMU faculty and staff and Marquette area community members, have graced the Forest Roberts Theatre stage over the decades.
The NMU theatre faculty and staff take great pride in the success of its many alumni who have gone on to perform professionally on stage and in television and broadcasting. Great opportunities for students of all ages are at the Forest Roberts Theatre, and this year we're excited to see what we can create together! We offer student matinees, tours, and can be contacted for special events and workshops. Please contact us for opportunities for the Forest Roberts Theatre to come to your school or organization.
Theatre, Visual Arts
Glen Arbor Art AssociationGlen Arbor Leelanau
The formation of the art association is a story of the talent and enthusiasm of a few people who wanted to see the work of area artists celebrated and promoted for all to enjoy, by teaching classes, organizing exhibits and holding events that promote understanding and appreciation of the arts.
In 1983 local artists and art supporters Suzanne Wilson, Ananda and Ben Bricker, Midge Obata, Becky Thatcher, Frank and Barbara Siepker, and others pooled their ideas and energies to create the organization. Some of them continue to be actively involved to this day and many other talented and dedicated individuals have joined to carry on and enlarge the original vision for the Glen Arbor Art Association.
If you are an area resident, either full time or during the summer, and share an interest in our mission, come and join us.
Grand Rapids Civic TheatreGrand Rapids Kent
As a community theatre, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre understands the importance of individuals feeling engaged to our mission. The Theatre’s focus is in providing experiences through highest quality performances, the award winning education programs and outreach. Our success can be measured by thousands of hours given by volunteers, the record setting ticket sales from our audiences, and ever important financial commitments of our supporters. These are the elements that make the Theatre a recognized cornerstone in the West Michigan arts and cultural community.
Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Science, Theatre, Vocal Music
Great Lakes Center for the ArtsBay Harbor Emmet
The Center’s mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate through the performing arts with year-round, world-class performances, affordable ticket pricing, and robust educational programming, and to serve as a cultural and social hub for Northern Michigan.
Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music
Hilberry TheatreDetroit Wayne
A season of 16 plays at three theatres. Morning Matinee Series is catered to student groups. Tours of the theatre spaces is also available upon request. Engage With the Stage Series is where students and teachers interact with our graduate students inside or outside the classroom, upon request.