Community Theater Groups in Metro Detroit

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
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The Metro-Detroit area is home to a host of community theater groups that use local talent to present plays, musicals and other performances to the community within which it is situated. To help you find them and check out the performance/show schedule, check out our list of Community Theater groups in Metro Detroit.

Community Theater Groups in Metro Detroit

Birmingham: Village Players of Birmingham presents five productions a year, including musicals and plays. The community theater also produces two musicals a year through its Village Youth Theatre and hosts workshops and a summer theater arts camp.

Address of Performance Venue: 34660 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Michigan

Canton: Spotlight Players and Spotlight on Youth presents several productions a year, including dinner shows and Biltmore Studio and plays/musicals at the Main Stage in The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.

Address of Performance Venue: 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, Michigan

Detroit: The Park Players present one to two productions a year at the Rosedale Park Community House and Theater, which was built in 1939.

Address of Performance Venue: 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit

Farmington Hills: Farmington Players present a new production every couple of months at the Farmington Players Barn Theater, a one-time dairy farm. The venue seats 232 people, all within 11 rows of the stage. In addition to the auditorium, the theater has an atrium lobby and concessions.

Address of Performance Venue: 32332 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Livonia: Motor City Youth Theatre is a community theater for children that was formerly known as Tinderbox Productions. Its productions are performed at the Grantland Street Playhouse, a former church; and The Livonia Civic Center Library Auditorium/ and Livonia Redford Theatre Guild. The theater group also hosts workshops, a six-week performing arts series in Redford and tours local stores in neighboring communities.

Address of Performance Venue: Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland Street, Livonia, Michigan

Novi: Novi Civic Theatre is part of the Novi Parks Performing Arts program and presents five-to-seven productions a year.

Address of Performance Venue: 45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, Michigan

Plymouth: Barefoot Productions Theatre presents several productions a year, including plays, musicals, dances, readers theater and original performances. The Theatre is located within a storefront.

Address of Performance Venue: 240 N. Main, Plymouth, Michigan

Rochester: Avon Players Community Theater presents five productions a year, including drams, musicals, and mysteries. It also presents a Youth Theater production. The productions are performed in a unique A-frame designed building built in 1965. Seats are divided between the main floor and across four risers back from the stage. The theater has concessions.

Address of Performance Venue: 1185 Washington, Rochester, Michigan

St. Clair Shores: St. Clair Shores Players presents to productions a season, a play in the fall and in the spring. The plays are performed at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Address of Performance Venue: 31601 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Southgate: Southgate Community Players produce three shows a year, including two musicals, two summer shows at The Corner Playhouse, youth shows, and interactive shows. Some of the productions are hosted at Davidson Middle School Auditorium

Address of Performance Venue: 15800 Trenton Road, Southgate, Michigan

Troy: Ridgedale Players presents Main Stage productions, as well as Youth Actors of Ridgedale productions. The performances take place at the Troy Community Center.

Address of Performance Venue: 205 West Long Lake Road, Troy, Michigan

Warren: Warren Civic Theatre was originally known as the Children's Theatre Workshop. These days, it presents five productions a year, classes and workshops. Performances are presented in the Auditorium of the Warren Community Center.

Address of Performance Venue: 5460 Arden Avenue, Warren, Michigan

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