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Potter Center at Jackson College

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2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1549
Potter Center at Jackson College

More than 150 cultural events are showcased annually in the Potter Center, including Broadway productions, national and international touring shows, local community groups, in-school productions and visiting performers. The Potter Center houses three theaters: Ruth M. Day Theatre, Michael Baughman Theater and the Harold V. Sheffer Music Hall. The campus complex has enjoyed national attention after more than 30 years of welcoming familiar stars and outstanding productions to the campus. A great public outdoor sculpture, Victory Reconstructed, can be seen from the top floors of the building.

The Hugh Federer Rooms

The Federer Rooms are a complex of seminar & meeting rooms that are centrally located on the first floor of Potter Center. These rooms provide ideal facilities for the accommodation of meetings, seminars, luncheons, films, etc. Food arrangements are made through Continental Services Catering at 517.783.1521. For more information on the Federer Rooms, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at 517.796.8473.

Michael Baughman Theatre

The Baughman Theatre seats a total of 403 persons, including 10 wheelchair spaces. 

Harold Sheffer Music Hall

This spacious grand concert hall/theatre seats 1,549 patrons, including 20 wheelchair patrons. 

Ruth Day Theatre

 The Ruth M. Day Theatre is a multiple form, experimental theatre. By incorporating fixed seating on eight movable units, the theatre can be fashioned into four standard staging configurations: Arena, Thrust, Center Aisle and Proscenium. The seating capacity of Day Theatre varies but generally seats 104 to 184 persons.


Robert Snyder Dining Room

Located on the first floor of Potter Center is the Robert Snyder Dining Room which can comfortably accommodate 200-250 person. Recently renovated, this is an excellent facility for wedding receptions, banquets and other special events. Food service arrangements are made through the catering service on campus, Continental Services. They offer a complete line of menus ranging from hors d'oeuvre receptions to buffets to sit-down dinners. Managers may be reached at 517.783.1521 or by e-mail at JCC_FoodServices@jccmi.edu. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance. For more information on the Dining Room, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at 517.796.8473.

Victory Reconstructed, by Richard Hunt, corten steel, 1995, Jackson College

Victory Reconstructed, much like Summer Night Tree, is an abstract and non-representational sculpture. Hunt's work is in many important public and private collections across the United States and it has even been included in a temporary exhibition on the lawn of the White House in Washington. Like many of Hunt’s statuary, Victory Reconstruction is based on figures of the ancient Greek goddess of victory, Nike. The sculpture fits nicely into its setting and people are able to see it from several different levels, from the ground as well as from the top floors of the Potter Center.

Events at this business

· Nov ·
8
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· Nov ·
30
All Day

Landscapes & Cityscapes Jackson Civic Art Association Exhibit

The Jackson Civic Art Association Announces their Landscapes & Cityscapes Exhibit, Jackson College, Potter Center Gallery- November 2014 Celebrate and support... » Event Details

· Dec ·
5
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Magic Of Bill Blagg Live

Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill Blagg’s incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusion that will have you... » Event Details

· Dec ·
14
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

American Big Band: Home For The Holidays

The highly acclaimed touring show, American Big Band is back with an all new Christmas production, Home for the Holidays!... » Event Details

· Jan ·
23
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Late Nite Catechism

Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches... » Event Details

· Feb ·
7
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ballroom With A Twist: With Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance

Watching the cha-chaa rattle on the television screen is one thing, but getting up close and live beneath the fringe,... » Event Details

· Feb ·
14
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

JSO Concert: Romance Then and Now

Cellist Viktor Uzur returns to perform Robert Schumann’s very romantic Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. On the second... » Event Details

· Feb ·
21
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cirque Ziva

Back by popular demand, Cirque Ziva features a large cast and spectacular set designs, illustrating the best of producer Danny... » Event Details

· Mar ·
15
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Newsboys

GRAMMY®-nominated band the Newsboys boasts a record of 16 albums, five gold certifications, 30 No. 1 radio hits and close to 8... » Event Details

· Mar ·
21
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

JSO Concert: Mendelssohn, Brahms & A Touch Of Exotica

Since leaving Jackson several years ago as our Associate Conductor, Nathaniel Parker has conducted professional orchestras in the United States,... » Event Details

· Apr ·
11
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Stepcrew

The StepCrew is a sensational new Celtic-inspired evening with six of the most charismatic dancers performing today. Led by the... » Event Details

· Apr ·
26
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Temptations

For more than 50 years, The Temptations have been thrilling audiences. The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the... » Event Details

· May ·
2
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

JSO Concert: The Sounds of War

Marking the 100th anniversary of the “War to end all Wars” we hear the music of Ravel, his... » Event Details

· May ·
5
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Rat Pack Is Back

What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. This spirited show recreates one of the famous &ldquo... » Event Details

· Jul ·
9
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

In Royal Athens the conventions of tradition, archaic law, and patriarchy rule the Day; in the forest, magic, mystery, and... » Event Details

· Jul ·
10
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

In Royal Athens the conventions of tradition, archaic law, and patriarchy rule the Day; in the forest, magic, mystery, and... » Event Details

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm on

Bard Talk - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Bard Talks are held in the lobby at 7 pm prior to all Friday and Saturday night performances after the shows... » Event Details

· Jul ·
11
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

In Royal Athens the conventions of tradition, archaic law, and patriarchy rule the Day; in the forest, magic, mystery, and... » Event Details

· Jul ·
11
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Opening Night In Royal Athens the conventions of tradition, archaic law, and patriarchy rule the Day; in the forest, magic,... » Event Details

· Jul ·
11
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A powerful, commanding father despairs of his errant, unruly eldest son; an heir questions his own fitness for the rank... » Event Details

· Jul ·
16
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

In Bath, the center of fashion and culture in 1770s England, Lydia Languish want to marry only for love, her... » Event Details

· Jul ·
17
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

In Bath, the center of fashion and culture in 1770s England, Lydia Languish want to marry only for love, her... » Event Details

· Jul ·
18
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A powerful, commanding father despairs of his errant, unruly eldest son; an heir questions his own fitness for the rank... » Event Details