Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission to inspire, entertain, and educate residents and visitors to Northern Michigan with year-round programming across all genres of the performing arts. Designed by renowned theater designers Fisher Dachs Associates and architects TowerPinkster, The Center is centrally located in Northern Michigan, just outside of Petoskey on US31, near Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, and Boyne City.

After the curtain rose for the first time in July of 2018, The Center began a year-round line-up of events across all performing arts genres. Visiting artists, intellectual dialogue, movies and film, and educational programming will accompany music, theater, dance, and comedy in bringing exceptional, world-class opportunities to the shores of Lake Michigan. The Center is dedicated to affordable ticket pricing for year-round and seasonal residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy and benefit from the Center’s resources.

Located near many historic, destination towns, the Center welcomes patrons to experience all that Northern Michigan has to offer. There is no shortage of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, unique dining experiences and lodging, as well as stunning views, any time of the year.

Planning information

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts has six unique spaces available for rent, perfect for private and business events, weddings, and social events

High-speed wifi throughout 
Catering / staging kitchen on Main Level
Ample parking on site
Porte cochère
State-of-the-art features throughout

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. With a vision to serve as a cultural and social hub for Northern Michigan.

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education