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The Greater Lansing region is home to more than 100 local festivals and annual events, attracting nearly half a million people from near and far. These popular festivals and events, some of which are nationally recognized, make Greater Lansing an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and play. Through performances, cultural activities, educational opportunities and more, these events celebrate arts and culture and traditions old and new.
The Greater Lansing Festival Alliance is a collaborative branch of the Arts Council's membership. Comprised of nearly 40 festivals, the Festival Alliance strives to provide support and resources for organizers as they build world-class events that enhance the cultural and economic development of the Greater Lansing region. These festivals seek to engage our communities in meaningful ways, enrich residents' lives and draw broad and diverse audiences, ultimately making the Lansing area the "Festival Capital of Michigan."
A fast-growing arts and culture hub, the Greater Lansing region is home to nearly 20 theatres and countless numbers of theatre professionals ranging from actors and directors, to writers, stage crews, costume and set designers. Combined, these theatre companies and venues produce and present hundreds of shows each year, attracting visitors to our region from all across Michigan and beyond.
From intimate black box venues to grand auditoriums, Greater Lansing theatres represent a broad range of entertainment. They produce everything from musicals, plays, drama and fringe theatre; they present comedy, concerts, symphonies, poetry slams and more. Together they create a diverse and rich assemblage for audiences of all ages.
If you haven’t checked out the Greater Lansing theatre scene, this guide delivers a comprehensive list that includes descriptions, websites and contact information to guide you on your theatre journey.
The Young Creatives Guide provides Lansing’s young creatives, their parents and their teachers with an extensive listing of classes, camps, lectures, workshops and more for anything from writing to dancing to theatre and beyond!
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