Festival Venues

Kalamazoo is situated halfway between Chicago and Detroit and is just a 45-minute drive from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Amidst the unspoiled rolling landscape of West Michigan, Kalamazoo offers locally-sourced restaurants and breweries, museums, art galleries, golf courses, lakes, bike paths, historic walks, and winery trails to explore.

Festival Venues

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Franke Center for the Arts

Located in Marshall, the Joyce and Lucy Franke Center for the Arts is a historic theater with fantastic acoustics and a luxurious atmosphere. The 267-seat auditorium has a parking ramp on the east side of the building.

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Binda Performing Arts Center

The Binda Performing Arts Center, also referred to as the Binda Theatre, is the main theatre at Kellogg Community College. The 325-seat theatre was renovated in 2014 to in part to create a more flexible performance space.

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Plainwell Performing Arts Center

Dedicated in November 2010, the Plainwell Performing Arts Center hosts performances and events year round. The facility has 750 fixed seats with additional areas for wheelchair seating, a 65′ x 30′ main stage, ADA accessible orchestra pit, two makeup rooms,...

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Saugatuck Center for the Arts

The Saugatuck Center for the Arts features the Bertha Kruger Reid Theatre, a 410-seat boutique facility. Parking is available in front of the building, as well as in the city parking lot next door.

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George E. Potter Center

The Potter Center at Jackson College includes three separate theatres for a versatile and complete performing arts complex with limitless educational and entertainment possibilities. The space includes the Michael Baughman Theatre, Harold Sheffer Music Hall, and Ruth Day Theatre.

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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Located on the corner of Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA is a nonprofit art museum and school, and the location of the Festival Opening Night Dinner. On-street and adjacent surface lot parking.

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williams theatre jazz club performance

Williams Theatre

Located on the campus of Western Michigan University, this black-box theater is the Festival’s traditional jazz club venue. Reserved table seating on the main floor; general admission seating in the balcony. Craft beer, wine, and cocktail service are available. Parking...

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Wellspring Theater

The Wellspring Theater is located on the second floor of the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Parking is available in the attached city parking ramp.

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Stryker Theatre

Located inside the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the theater is equipped with a Dolby 5.1 sound system and digital video projection system. On-street and city garage parking is available.

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Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre

The Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre is located on the second floor of the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Parking is available in the attached city parking ramp.

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farmers alley theater venue

Farmers Alley Theatre

Located in downtown Kalamazoo, the big silver marquee is located on Farmers Alley, directly above the entrance. Best parking is in the Epic Center parking structure on South Street, adjacent to Farmers Alley.

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Dalton Center Recital Hall

The recital hall is located in the heart of the Western Michigan University campus. Dalton Multimedia Room is adjacent to the recital hall. Parking in nearby ramp. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission.

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Civic Auditorium

Since 1931, the 500-seat Civic Auditorium has been home to the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre–one of the premier community theaters in the country. The Auditorium’s convenient downtown Kalamazoo location provides on-street and surface lot parking nearby.

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Chenery Auditorium

Located in the “old” Kalamazoo Central High School just south of downtown, Chenery Auditorium seats just over 1,500 patrons, making it the Festival’s largest venue. Free on-site parking. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission.

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Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Café – adjacent to Bell’s General Store – is home to a unique offering of craft beer and live music in The Back Room. Free on-site parking.

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Stetson Chapel

Built in 1931, Stetson Chapel is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. The 500-seat venue overlooks Kalamazoo College and the city of Kalamazoo. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission.

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Kalamazoo State Theatre

This historic 1,500-seat theater, built in 1927, is located at the corner of Lovell and Burdick. The main parking lot is located just south of the theater at the intersection of South Burdick and Cedar. Additional parking is available in...

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West Michigan Festival Venues

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W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation Headquarters is home to the noon series of concerts during the Festival, held in the meeting space on the lower level.

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W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

This auditorium is in downtown Battle Creek and is home to the Battle Creek Symphony.

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Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Michigan’s largest performing arts venue is home to the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

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Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

Vicksburg High School is home to this 1,000-seat auditorium containing lecture halls, classrooms, and a video studio.

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marshall high school auditorium

Marshall High School Auditorium for Performing Arts

This 900-seat auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a rare Seiler concert grand piano.

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first united methodist church

First United Methodist Church

Located in the heart of the lovely city of South Haven on the shores of Lake Michigan, the church is the venue of our collaborating partner, the South Haven Performance Series.

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first congregational church

First Congregational Church

Conveniently located in downtown Battle Creek, the church is a perfect venue for recitals.

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devos performance hall

DeVos Performance Hall

DeVos Performance Hall is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The 2,404-seat theater is home to the Grand Rapids Symphony.

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