The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 state-of-the-art performing arts venue located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Bay Harbor.
When the curtain rose for the first time at the Grand Opening on July 7, 2018, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts became a cultural and social hub in Northern Michigan offering year-round events across all genres—music, dance, theater, movies and film, intellectual dialogue, education—making it a regional and national performing arts destination.
As an architectural landmark 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. The Center includes a beautifully crafted, intimate 525-seat theater housing a large stage with state-of-the-art features that meet the demands of internationally acclaimed artists and companies.
The Center’s spaces such as the Community Engagement Room, Rooftop Terrace, Main Level Patio, and Donor Lounge allow patrons to gather, enjoy conversations, a beverage, and views of Lake Michigan prior to events.
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with an independent Board of Directors.