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Michigan Shakespeare Festival

The Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan.  We specialize in the works of Shakespeare and other classical playwrights and adaptations of great literature. Shows are performed at two locations:

The Baughman Theatre of the Potter Center
2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI  49201


The Village Theatre of Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI  48187


Performance address:

The Baughman Theatre
2111 Emmons Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Business address:

215 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

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Box office hours:

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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