Mission Statement

To provide a rich array of art experiences to the community, in order to educate, enlighten, enrich and entertain the citizens and patrons of all ages, while supporting and nourishing the arts in the local, and surrounding communities.

About Us


The Jenison Center for the Arts is a dream come true for the students and staff of Jenison Public Schools and the Jenison community. We are immensely proud of our students and the work, discipline and growth they have demonstrated time and time again. It became increasingly evident, however, that the JPS students and surrounding community needed a facility that was uniquely designed to showcase the Performing and Visual Arts.

The JCA has been constructed with a 1251 seat performance hall with a 90’ wide and 56’ deep stage that accommodates virtually any large-scale music or theatrical performance. In addition, there is a Black Box venue for smaller intimate  performances, meetings and receptions.

Our one-of-a-kind concert hall can be transformed into a fully functional theater space. Designed by URS and Jones & Phillips, the transformation is accomplished by raising the orchestra shell; sliding on 8 30’ tormentor doors and lowering the center cloud section to create a smaller proscenium arch.

The acoustics are so fine tuned that you can hold a conversation from the stage to the top balcony without raising your voice. Acoustics are adjustable using a curtain system located at the back of the house, making the space equally usable for bands, orchestras and choirs.

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and other student artwork are displayed along the curved hallway outside the main performance hall, visible by entering patrons as well as passing motorists.

martin bourne
martin bourne
13:01 05 Jul 24
Nice play, nice seats and auditorium.
Chaos III
Chaos III
20:29 22 Jun 24
Amazing venue with a very modern theater. Community plays and such also perform here, the reason I was there. Good... seating and great views.read more
L S
L S
10:34 22 Jun 24
We had a dance recital here, and it was a beautiful and clean facility.
Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith
21:51 14 Jun 24
Absolutely stunning theater and music space!
Cody Colvin
Cody Colvin
07:19 11 Jun 24
Monica Julien
Monica Julien
00:52 10 Jun 24
Linda Evans
Linda Evans
20:57 05 Jun 24
The acoustics on this auditorium are excellent. We have attended many concerts , plays and musicals at this venue. ... The views of the stage are good of from every seat.read more
Elizabeth Chandler
Elizabeth Chandler
19:24 22 May 24
Beautiful theater and acoustics. Seating was plentiful, and the orchestras were amazing
Victoria Williams
Victoria Williams
15:50 22 May 24
Christina Caldwell
Christina Caldwell
23:09 01 May 24
Beautiful place to see performances!
Maria Veenstra
Maria Veenstra
00:34 30 Apr 24
One of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, performing arts center in west Michigan
Lee Carlon
Lee Carlon
01:40 23 Apr 24
Daniel Ryktarsyk
Daniel Ryktarsyk
23:56 17 Apr 24
This is a beautiful facility for Jenison Public Schools.
Shane Haff
Shane Haff
13:03 23 Mar 24
Nice place to see a play. Wish the seats would recline back. My lower back was cramping. Especially when your at a play... for 2 to 3 hours.read more
Matthew VandeWater
Matthew VandeWater
01:17 23 Feb 24
Always amazing
Bill Grimes
Bill Grimes
17:39 15 Feb 24
Great facility
Catherine Cade
Catherine Cade
19:45 05 Feb 24
mitch steere
mitch steere
23:50 31 Jan 24
Fantastic auditorium
Ron Gutowski
Ron Gutowski
13:08 31 Jan 24
Super great musical by 7th and 8th graders. Excellent auditorium, nice seating great view from all seats.
Denise Cade
Denise Cade
04:50 27 Jan 24
Fabulous facility! Comfortable seating, good restrooms, nice parking. Great play!!!
Rod Jones
Rod Jones
03:03 05 Jan 24
We have been to two performances at this beautiful facility. It’s hard to Believe that a local High School would have... this level of performing arts auditorium and support facilities. It’s always clean and the sound quality is amazing.read more
Kelly Nickerson
Kelly Nickerson
02:32 01 Jan 24
Absolutely beautiful!
Gloria Cantu
Gloria Cantu
22:43 20 Dec 23
First time attending a musical event it was very exciting beautiful place
Tmanqz
Tmanqz
06:46 17 Dec 23
Janice Oudemolen
Janice Oudemolen
17:37 15 Dec 23
Holly Raglin
Holly Raglin
12:04 14 Dec 23
Very clean and a cool place to go
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
03:10 13 Dec 23
Outstanding venue for any kind of performance
Russ Chilson
Russ Chilson
21:48 11 Dec 23
The foyer is too small for larger concerts, and it’s not really disabled friendly. The concert hall was nice with... bigger than normal seats. Not sure why it was so warm, and we left early at intermission because of the temperature. Acoustics were very good and the sound system did not blast people away from being too loud. Over all, we will go back as it’s a good venue for the concert format.read more
Russ Chilson
Russ Chilson
20:54 10 Dec 23
Melissa Aamodt
Melissa Aamodt
15:27 08 Dec 23
Jamie Van Orman
Jamie Van Orman
13:28 06 Dec 23
What a lovely venue! Not a bad seat in the place!
Logan Dragicevich
Logan Dragicevich
16:23 04 Dec 23
The Jenison Center for the preforming Arts is a grand place. The building is always clean and in tip top shape. They... have wonderful and well preformed plays, musicals, and concerts.read more
Marcia VanHarmelen
Marcia VanHarmelen
21:16 03 Dec 23
Emmy Longbrake
Emmy Longbrake
22:50 01 Nov 23
Nicholas A Davidoski
Nicholas A Davidoski
01:46 27 Oct 23
Maureen Lovewell
Maureen Lovewell
00:45 20 Oct 23
Steve Burman
Steve Burman
16:20 17 Oct 23
Great venue for concerts etc
Nick Mathews
Nick Mathews
17:22 14 Oct 23
Karen Karsten
Karen Karsten
14:24 26 Jul 23
Ruth Jansen
Ruth Jansen
17:51 24 Jul 23
Beautiful facility.
Theresa johnson
Theresa johnson
23:26 16 Jul 23
Bill Georges
Bill Georges
01:27 25 Jun 23
Sandy DeBruine
Sandy DeBruine
01:00 24 Jun 23
The Grease performance tonight was great! The talent was amazing. I enjoyed the show very much!!! Standing ovation... to all the performers!read more
Jeri Landheer
Jeri Landheer
10:38 01 Jun 23
Beautiful areana for watching performances. The bathroom was the disappointment. Went into a stall the week before at... an orchestra concert and no toilet paper. The following week was a band concert and remembered my experience so I checked the toilet paper this time before sitting down. 3...THREE stalls checked (No paper again in any of them) but on the 4th, I did find that stall had paper. They need to maintain the restroom better especially when they KNOW they are having performances. Otherwise this place is gorgeous and everything else looks well maintained.read more
Nate Koehn
Nate Koehn
13:28 10 May 23
This is a very nice facility. It is very clean, and the acoustics are excellent. I've been to a few different events... here and have never been disappointed in the seating or sounds.read more
Diego Lopez
Diego Lopez
13:55 26 Mar 23
This arena is sweet. Saw a great show by the high schoolers: Joseph and the technicolor coat. Great show, great place ?
Pam Harris
Pam Harris
09:59 25 Mar 23
Nice performance center, but if you're sitting in the Mezzanine, you have to go down to the first floor to use the... restrooms. And those are located near where the performers come out, so it's a very congested area.read more
Michael Schippers
Michael Schippers
04:04 18 Mar 23
A wonderful place to see a great show and performance.
cindy freeney
cindy freeney
02:36 27 Jan 23
Shrek Jr. is awesome. The performers were beyond anything I would have expected!! I enjoyed it equal to productions... at Devos.read more
Steven Schuitema
Steven Schuitema
14:46 20 Dec 22
Absolutely the best High School Center for the arts I have been in. Beautiful inside and out with great seats and sound... everywhere.read more
Jeanne Elizabeth
Jeanne Elizabeth
17:42 17 Dec 22
Beautiful acoustics! Very easy exit into lobby.
Connie Peck
Connie Peck
01:13 17 Dec 22
Great place...comfortable seating...good acoustics. Not a bad seat in the house.
Pam Moores
Pam Moores
01:11 24 Oct 22
Great layout. Beautiful venueThe only problem is the seating behind the video monitors.Wish the seats were built a... little higher as your view is blocked.Sound is great.Comfortable seating.read more
Sharon Goss
Sharon Goss
16:28 30 Aug 22
Have been to this venue before and normally would rate at 5 stars. However, we were there for a ballet performance in... the Black Box theater and their air conditioning went out. There were performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they didn't get someone in there to repair the air with temperatures outside in the high 80's. It easily had to be in the mid 90's in the theater making it very uncomfortable sitting so close to each other..., and those poor dancers looked like they had just gotten out of a shower as they were performing. Luckily no one passed out from heat exhaustion. I think it was very unprofessional as well as dangerous to not get the air repaired for these very physical performances. The dancers did put on an incredible performance under very difficult circumstances; that is the only reason I'm giving 3 stars instead of 1.read more
Rick Eerdmans
Rick Eerdmans
19:19 13 Aug 22
It was our first time at this venue and just loved it. We attended the production of Brigadoon and the players did not... disappoint. The acoustics were incredible and seating was very comfortable. I was impressed ? and happy to see that our tax dollars went to a great cause.read more
Otto Borgeson
Otto Borgeson
19:43 29 Jul 22
Great atmosphere and not a bad seat in the house. Excellent acoustics and a credit to the community.
Ethan Shotts
Ethan Shotts
20:40 07 May 22
Beautiful facility, with some of the best acoustics I have ever heard!
Suzanne Frost
Suzanne Frost
12:46 26 Apr 22
Always clean and a beautiful place with state of the art sound and seating. The JCA is a fabulous place to see any kind... of performance. I recently saw Anastasia by Jenison High School. What a wonderful performance. I also attended the Chamber night performance with Jenison Chamber Choir and the Chamber Orchestra. Loved the talent displayed by both groups.read more
Mark Mulder
Mark Mulder
00:36 22 Apr 22
State of the art facility. The staff did an awesome job
Denise Walen
Denise Walen
01:39 20 Apr 22
All was great with the exception of the exit to stage right
Vivian Felde
Vivian Felde
19:44 08 Apr 22
Watching grandkids perform here for several years. Only thing that could be better is parking.
Lisa Lisa
Lisa Lisa
10:04 01 Apr 22
Went for grand daughters choir concert VERY NICE.
Ted Hoeksema
Ted Hoeksema
05:19 29 Mar 22
Great place !! Nice auditorium.
Meg Webber
Meg Webber
17:09 21 Dec 21
Absolutely stunning theater! I saw the MBA performance of the Nutcracker and it was beautiful. I am a child of the arts... so I was absolutely amazed by the obvious money the school spent on creating an arts facility like this. Lovely location!read more
Brianna Rittenhouse
Brianna Rittenhouse
23:06 18 Dec 21
This is a really nice performing arts center! The venue is beautiful. It was decorated beautifully for Christmas when... I visited. I sat in the mezzanine and the sound and visual quality was good even when not on the ground floor. There were sitting areas outside of the main performance hall for parents with small children who might need to step out. There were plenty of bathrooms available. I recommend seeing a show at this venue!read more
Dean Dykstra
Dean Dykstra
04:45 30 Nov 21
Beautiful venue for a variety of community music, theater, and arts.
Vance Hayes
Vance Hayes
00:36 04 Nov 21
Great venue for a large choir. Acoustics are wonderful
Donald Dryer
Donald Dryer
13:35 30 Oct 21
The acoustics in this venue are outstanding.
Caleb Staufer
Caleb Staufer
16:41 19 Oct 21
Wonderful facility, clean and spacious.
Mishelle Schoen
Mishelle Schoen
13:53 27 Sep 21
Beautiful facility!
David Ensing
David Ensing
14:43 20 Sep 21
Good seating, nice acoustics, good location.
Sally Pyper
Sally Pyper
03:36 18 Sep 21
Absolutely a beautiful facility
Tech Gole
Tech Gole
14:52 05 Jun 21
Glorious auditorium for a live performance!
Cheryl Vandermeer
Cheryl Vandermeer
23:39 11 Mar 20
I went to a Spring concert here. The building is nice, seats are roomy, if you like, there is plenty of balcony... seating. Great experience.read more
Zachariah Vruwink
Zachariah Vruwink
19:32 07 Mar 20
Beautiful new facility! This is an amazing hall for concerts! Great sound quality and the seats are fantastic as well
Carole Warner
Carole Warner
20:43 29 Feb 20
Wonderful place to visit. You can see from anywhere. Super place to enjoy a concert.
Alex
Alex
23:01 16 Feb 20
Great place! I feel like it's a good place to bring the community together. My only issue is jenison as we know is a... predominantly white area, so as somone who is not I felt like I stood at and maybe was even started at much more then other people.read more
Amber Turecky
Amber Turecky
00:29 05 Feb 20
This place is amazing to perform at. Jenison holds plays, concerts, and in the summer play movies for everyone to... enjoy. The sound quality in there is second to none.read more
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
18:42 04 Feb 20
Awesome got to see my granddaughters sing
Caden Ward
Caden Ward
21:30 05 Jan 20
Great sound dynamics. People all over the world come and play here. The high school thespians direct amazing plays.
Richard Dragicevich
Richard Dragicevich
21:24 03 Jan 20
Very nice facility for concerts or theatrical productions. Good acoustics. Decent views from anywhere in the house.
Jim Brinks
Jim Brinks
19:47 20 Dec 19
This is a beautiful venue. The sound is good and you're pretty close to the stage even when you're in the balcony. The... issue is that we were in the front row of the balcony and there was no way that we could see through the railing. The entire front section of the stage was out of sight. We tried moving further up and it didn't make a difference. I know that it's a safety thing but it seems they could have found a betterread more
A Google User
A Google User
19:47 20 Dec 19
This is a beautiful venue. The sound is good and you're pretty close to the stage even when you're in the balcony. The... issue is that we were in the front row of the balcony and there was no way that we could see through the railing. The entire front section of the stage was out of sight. We tried moving further up and it didn't make a difference. I know that it's a safety thing but it seems they could have found a betterread more
Arno Rosenberg
Arno Rosenberg
20:54 10 Dec 19
what a great use space...couldn't be happier with this mixed use facility.Just like Church...every seat is a winner!
Mary Ann Knott
Mary Ann Knott
01:46 22 Nov 19
We had a fantastic time watching the program at Jenson tonight. Your music program is tremendous. The students all did... a marvelous job.read more
Car Crash
Car Crash
18:13 27 Jul 19
Really nice looking concert hall. Orchestra music sounds great in this space!
Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett
16:25 04 Aug 18
Very nice facility. The students really do a great job putting on shows.
Rich Vander Klok
Rich Vander Klok
21:58 26 Feb 17
The Jenison music program was once again recognized as one of the best in the country. Students demonstrate why every... time they perform at the Center for the Arts.read more
mike odonnell
mike odonnell
14:33 06 Jan 17
Amazing facility. Great place for any live performance.
Jaime Vorenkamp
Jaime Vorenkamp
10:14 01 Jan 17
Beautiful facility, a much needed addition to the district. Just not sure if it's to extravagant for Jenison.
Robert J. Woldhuis
Robert J. Woldhuis
10:36 17 Jun 16
I came here with my girlfriend to watch her kids perform in their Christmas Pageant. Was my first time here and I was... impressed with the construction of the facility. We had seats kind of in the middle of the lower section and you're able to see everything very clearly and enjoyed ourselves. This is a very nice facility for the kids from Jenison to perform inread more
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