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Wharton Center for Performing Arts

750 E. Shaw Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-2000  |  Phone: (800) 942-7866
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Wharton Center for Performing Arts is committed to inspiring the mind and moving the soul. Our stages offer a diverse array of performances, including the best of Broadway, comedy, concerts, dance, plays, and family shows. Wharton Center is conveniently located on the campus of Michigan State University and has available parking within steps to the theatre.

A great option to explore during downtime between sports events.

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  • Banquet/Meeting Facilities:
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • MC, V, AE, DIS
  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to Saginaw St./M43 exit. Turn left (east) on Saginaw St. (M43). Go approximately 1 1/2 miles to Bogue St. (an entrance to MSU). Turn right (south) on Bogue St. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Wharton Center is on the lefthand side (east) just past the intersection of Bogue St. and Shaw Lane (traffic circle). FROM EAST: 96 West to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. (Trowbridge Rd. will deadend into Harrison Rd.). Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) on Shaw Lane. Go approximately 1 mile to Bogue St. (traffic circle). Wharton Center is on the righthand side (south) at the intersection of Shaw Lane and Bogue St. FROM SOUTH: 127 North to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. (Trowbridge Rd. will deadend into Harrison Rd.). Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) on Shaw Lane. Go approximately 1 mile to Bogue St. (traffic circle). Wharton Center is on the righthand side (south) at the intersection of Shaw Lane and Bogue St. FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. (Trowbridge Rd. will deadend into Harrison Rd.). Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) on Shaw Lane. Go approximately 1 mile to Bogue St. (traffic circle). Wharton Center is on the righthand side (south) at the intersection of Shaw Lane and Bogue St.
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  • Establish Date: 1982
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  • Hours of Operation: The Ticket Office is open for in-person and phone service Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm.
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  • Outside Catering from Approved List Only:
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  • Admission Price: Check website for ticket prices or call 1-800-WHARTON https://www.whartoncenter.com/
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Facility Info
  • Description Not continuous or flexible space -- theater with staging.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 40000
  • Space Notes catering available from approved list.
  • Theatre Capacity 3700
  • Banquet Capacity 160
  • Number of Rooms 2