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The Old Town Playhouse continues its third year of renovations. Now that the lower levels have been refurbished and renovated, major work commences on the auditorium level.

The entire auditorium is being renovated. The highlight of the renovation will be the installation of all new seating. Better sightlines and more legroom will be noticed with the new highly comfortable seating. 
In addition, the auditorium itself will be completely made-over. New carpeting and refinished flooring along with new paint and refinished walls will grace the Main Auditorium. There will be new carpeting in the elevator foyer.

Major changes will affect the Balcony, which is being restructured for better seat angles to the stage. The balcony will be rebuilt including new risers to increase sightlines for all seats. A new light and sound booth will grace the back of the balcony, and a permanent Orchestra Loft will be installed. No longer will seats have to be blocked off on the main floor and sound will be well-managed for a better audience experience.

Finally, the Cass Street exit door will be moved, and the stage extended all the way to the wall, adding precious and useful stage space in a highly desirous playing area.


You don't have to be a performer onstage to be a STAR at Old Town Playhouse.
Our new theatre Seat Campaign offers you the chance to form a lasting leagacy and play a vital part in enhancing our community.

$1000 Main Floor Seat
$700 Balcony Seat

Your donation includes a Name Plate to recognize your support or to honor loved ones.

This is the final stage of our 3-Year Renovation project. Donations of any amount are welcome and your generosity will help us reach our fundraising goal. Reserve your seat and make a donation today!
Contact Development Director Betsy Willis at 231.947.2210  


Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere