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Midland Center for the Arts

Address: 1801 West Saint Andrews Road, Midland, MI 48640
Phone Number: +1 989-631-8250
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Ranked #2 of 6 Activities in Midland
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, camps, classes and...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, camps, classes and professional world-class entertainers all live under one roof! This is Midland Center for the Arts, a beautiful landmark facility where people of all ages are invited to create as well as appreciate and explore these many areas of interest. With two performance venues, two museums, art studios, lecture halls, a historical campus and more, Midland Center for the Arts is unique among arts centers: it encourages participation in as well as appreciation for art, music, science and history. Located in Midland, Michigan, Midland Center for the Arts is just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, enjoys handy access to US-10 and M-20, and offers convenient amenities to make your visit a pleasure.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place has a varied venue, from theater, concerts, and plays to a museum. There is so much for the younger generation to do these days but the museum is a true hands on experience for kids. Watch for the newest displays at MCA or a new play or show, or go on-line and plan your stop in Midland, this... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

MCFTA is a stimulating and exciting arts venue. From symphonies to folk music, theater and children's entertainment, art classes and more, the MCFTA is a community center for the arts. It is especially nice that the auditorium is big enough to attract 'star' level entertainers, but intimate enough to really feel the music.

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Michigan
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our young grandsons enjoy the first floor with the large fish tank, mastodon skeleton, and pendulum. We are usually there for one of the traveling exhibits so we head up to the top floors to enjoy such exhibits as Frogs, China, Sue the T Rex, and Grossology. My wife and I also enjoy attending the theater for concerts and plays.... More 

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K_L_Squires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review of us! We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoy our Museum and Theatre. We hope to see you back soon! Have a wonderful day! More 

Troy, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The three year old and her 31 year old daddy lived the finger paint wall (no mess magic) and musical instruments. It is all good.

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Midland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The only thing that stops me from giving the Midland Center for the Arts an "excellent" rating is that the permanent exhibits are not great. I grew up in Midland, and many of the exhibits haven't changed since the 80's. However, my kids think they're cool, so that's a definite plus. The traveling exhibits can be small sometimes, but both... More 

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NewlySquires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! We just wanted to let you know that we are in the process of upgrading our permanent exhibitions and have made a few updates already, such as our weather station, interactive chemical reactions table, Karaoke Studio, interactive art wall and musical instrument station! Stay tuned for more updates in the future by... More 

North Royalton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On June 12, we drove in from Cleveland OH to attend a Huey Lewis and the News concert. We have seen his concerts many times at other venues but never have we enjoyed his performances more than at the Midland Center of the Arts! Beginning with the online ticket purchase, Being from out of town, I wanted to purchase pre-sale... More 

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NewlySquires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your outstanding review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the concert and if you're ever in the area again, we hope you visit us again! Thank you! More 

Alma, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have been to the museum several times. I often come for the rotating exhibit and always leave a little disappointed. The exhibits that rotate are often small and leave something to be desired. I finish my visit quickly and am left with the decision to leave, walk through the completely undesirable year-round exhibit, or meander through the over-priced gift... More 

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NewlySquires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Hello, We apologize for your poor experience in our museum. We'd like to make it up to you! Please email me at squiresk@mcfta.org so we can try to accommodate you. I look forward to hearing back! Sincerely, Kristen Squires squiresk@mcfta.org More 

Mid-Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I remember going here as a kid and seeing all of the cool displays, kind of like a science museum. they have different themes during the year, and also have many plays and shows.

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Strathaven
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We attended a concert in the main arena and also a separate craft fair spread over a number of reception areas reception areas. This in itself illustrates that the building can be used for various types of functions. The sound quality at the concert was satisfactory and the group performing were excellent (illustrating that top acts are attracted to the... More 

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midland, mi
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182 reviews 182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good spot to catch concerts and plays. The other half is a museum, with a kids touch interactive gallery. They also have changing collections from art to motorcycles. stop in and check it out.

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