Beardsley Theater

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Located in the Hilt Building, the intimate Beardsley Theater is the perfect setting for performances, lectures, film screenings, presentations, and wedding ceremonies. The Beardsley is a fully operational theater and would be a perfect spot for your event. The Beardsley Theater also is equipped with a Hearing Loop System for the hearing impaired.

Theater Seating Capacity – 169

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Special Events

Rental Rates

Price includes set-up, clean-up, and an event supervisor. Technical charges are additional.


Approved Caterers

The Frauenthal Center partners with several of the Lakeshore area’s most reputable caterers. Learn more about our approved caterers by clicking below. Please note, all arrangements for silverware, china, glasses, and linens should be made with the caterer or another vendor.

Alcohol Services

The Frauenthal Center must provide all alcoholic beverages and is happy to accommodate your needs. As you consider beverage services at your event, we are happy to assist you with choosing a selection from our beverage inventory which includes soft drinks, juice, beer, wine, and spirits. We are able to offer a full host bar, a full cash bar, or any combination of the two. For any questions, pricing, or help with planning alcohol services at your event, contact Sarah Sternburgh at 231.332.4105 or


Rental Rates

Price includes set-up, clean-up, ushers for performances and a house manager. Ticketing and technical charges are additional.


Rehearsal/Load In:

Technical Specs

For information on dressing rooms, stage dimensions, lighting, and other technical details see the attached document.

Seating Chart

The Beardsley Theater is ADA-accessible, with wheelchair seating in the top row. Please see the seating chart for more details.

Interested in Hosting Your Event Here?

The rich history of the Frauenthal Center is one to be honored—and shared. The Frauenthal Center is open to guest presenters and special events looking for a unique and memorable experience. Our venues are available for rental for public and private events of all sizes.

Click below to learn more about our venue options or to fill out an inquiry form!