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.

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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