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Dream and explore with family friendly programs at the Center. Creativity is buzzing on our stages and we have a seat for everyone. View all of our shows and events to discover the symphony, community theater, choirs of the Center, and touring artists and companies!

Kids & Family

Okee Dokee Brothers

MAR 13, 2020 / 6 PM

Explore the outdoors with Joe and Justin, Americana folk music artists for all ages inspired by their travels along the Mississippi River, up and down the Appalachian Trail, across the desert and dogsledding. The four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Fun pre-show activities in the the Alden B. Dow Museum! Listen to the Okee Dokee Brothers on SpotifyMore details and video.

Student matinee MAR. 13, 2020 at 10 AM. Recommended for grades 1-6. Learn more and make school group reservations here

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

MAY 1, 2020 / 6 PM

Dallas Children’s Theatre takes us to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game with this fun-filled musical. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Fun pre-show activities also in the the Alden B. Dow MuseumMore details and video.

Student matinee MAY 1, 2020 at 10 AM. Recommended for Pre-K to 5th grade. Learn more and make school group reservations here

More to Know

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Have Fun in our Museums

Become a member of our museums to discover and imagine in our exhibits of science, art and history.

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First time coming to a show with us?

Here's useful information before your visit, along with tips to make the most of your time at the Center!


Tickets, Savings & Seats

Get the low down on purchasing tickets, selecting a seat and ways to save at Midland Center's shows and events. 


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Directions to Midland Center of the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City with easy access to US-10 and M-20.