Encore Michigan

Wharton Center for Performing Arts

www.whartoncenter.com East Lansing

Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest performing arts venue, with four unique stages (Cobb Great Hall, Pasant Theatre, MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre) and plenty of things to do and see all season. Wharton Center is proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies and an A-list of high profile performers to Mid-Michigan.

The theater is a leading presenting venue among Big 10 institutions and has the largest programming schedule of any independent performing arts center affiliated with a university in the country. Wharton Center is also recognized internationally for its world premiere commissions. Wharton Center is fortunate to hires artists to create new works in jazz, dance, and classical music that make a world debut at its theaters.

CObb Great Hall

Performance address:

750 E. Shaw Ln.
East Lansing, MI 48824

Theater phone:

517-353-1982

Box office phone:

517-353-1982

Box office hours:

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Theater features

    NoYes
  • Wheelchair accessible:

  • General admission seating:

  • Reserved seating:

  • Subscriptions to main stage seating:

  • Senior citizen discounts:

  • Student discounts:

  • Group discounts:

  • Accepts personal checks:

  • Accepts debit/credit cards:

  • Cash only:

  • Online ticket purchase:

Now Playing

Related Content

‘Les Mis’ at The Wharton Center reaches Stars

November 15, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Decades after it burst onto the musical theater scene, the centuries-old story of Victor Hugo’s Les Mis still feels as relevant and compelling as... Continue Reading

New adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’ examines gender norms through non-traditional casting

Preview October 08, 2019
EAST LANSING—Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel, Frankenstein. Through the use of some... Continue Reading

‘Come From Away’ at Wharton reminds us to welcome the stranger

Review September 13, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–When you hear that a story is about 9/11, you expect that it is going to be dark. That it will be, like the... Continue Reading

‘Hamilton’ at Wharton Center well worth the wait

Review May 19, 2019
EAST LANSING, Mich.–Hamilton is the show every theater-lover wants to see. Mid-Michigan residents (and those willing to drive there) are getting that chance for the... Continue Reading

Wharton Center announces 2019-20 season

Season Announcement April 18, 2019
EAST LANSING, Mich. —  Wharton Center announces its 2019-2020 season which is a sensational collection of new Broadway shows, popular returns, and the very best... Continue Reading