Forest Roberts Theatre

The Forest Roberts Theatre accommodates 500 people in a continental seating arrangement and has its own scene and electrics shops, as well as state of the art make-up and costume facilities and dressing rooms. With 6+ main stage productions each year, NMU’s theatre and dance program offers extensive onstage, offstage, and behind the curtain training.

Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855

Contact: (906) 227-2553

Lake Superior Theatre

Intimate live theatre in our air conditioned boathouse with auditorium seats, star of the art sound and light system, bursting with nautical artifacts. 

Location: 270 N Lakeshore Blvd, Marquette, MI 49855

Contact: (906) 227-7625

Panowski Black Box Theatre

Located in the McClintock building, the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre is a wonderfully versatile space, providing a more intimate playing space for the actors and the audience alike without neglecting any of the technology available in a larger theatre. Featuring a full lighting and sound system and dressing room, this modern space reflects the movement of the current theatre industry and provides a perfect training ground for our students. 

Location: The McClintock Building, Marquette, MI 49855 

Contact: (906) 227-2760

Wolf's Head Theater Company

“Theatre with a Bite.”

A subsidiary of Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival, Wolf’s Head Theater Company aims to create bold, relevant and engaging theatre in the Upper Peninsula. 

Location: 248 West Bluff Street Apt 3, Michigan, Marquette, MI 49855 

Contact: (906) 869-1456 

Kaufman Auditorium 

Marquette’s Premiere Venue for the Performing Arts! Part of the historic Graveraet School, Kaufman Auditorium is home to all Marquette Area Public Schools Fine Arts Programs as well as several high-quality non-profit and for-profit organizations. Performances, classes, lectures, movies and more!

Location: 611 N Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Contact: (906) 225-4213

Historic Vista Theater

Ninety years later, our legacy remains the same; to enrich those in the Upper Peninsula through means of story telling and performance arts of all kinds.  The Historic Vista Theater takes great pride in continuing to be involved in the Marquette County community and we hope to continue to play our part in the sustainability of our region for decades to come.  As we look to ensure the future of our theater, we welcome everyone to come and experience the Historic Vista Theater, one of the remaining historical theaters the U.P. has to offer.

Location: 300 Iron St, Negaunee, MI 49866


Superior Arts Youth Theater 

Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) encompasses a long history of theater for youth in Marquette. Formerly known as the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Youth Theatre (2001-2011) and Lake Superior Youth Theatre (2011-2015), we have now formed our own 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Located in Marquette, Michigan, SAYT serves the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is open to youth ages 3-18 years. SAYT produces a series of performances each year ranging from variety shows and community events performances to full productions at the historic Kaufman Auditorium, Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theater, and the Lake Superior Theater Boat House.

Location: 202 W Washington St #741, Marquette, MI 49855

Contact: (888) 785-0512  


The Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance is a 15-county affinity group comprised of Artisans and art organizations, historians and culture bearers, as well as allies in related sectors such as tourism and recretaion, local and regional governement and economic development. The success of the Alliance will be determined by our ability to improve the visibility, connectivity, and sustainability of the arts and culture sector as part of the broader fabric of regional Upper Peninsula development. 

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