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.

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
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
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
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!
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
A great facility to see a concert or a play. Wonderful acoustics.
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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Jenison Center for the Arts8375 20th Avenue
Jenison, MI 49428

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