141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201 :: 517.764.4440
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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

· Jan ·
23

Late Nite Catechism

Late Nite Catechism
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
· Feb ·
7

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

Ballroom With A Twist: With Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
· Feb ·
14

JSO Concert: Romance Then and Now

JSO Concert: Romance Then and Now
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
· Feb ·
21

Cirque Ziva

Cirque Ziva
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
· Mar ·
15

The Newsboys

The Newsboys
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
· Mar ·
21

JSO Concert: Mendelssohn, Brahms & A Touch Of Exotica

JSO Concert: Mendelssohn, Brahms & A Touch Of Exotica
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
· Apr ·
11

The Stepcrew

The Stepcrew
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
· Apr ·
26

The Temptations

The Temptations
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
· May ·
2

JSO Concert: The Sounds of War

JSO Concert: The Sounds of War
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
· May ·
5

Rat Pack Is Back

Rat Pack Is Back
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
· Jul ·
9

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
10

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
11

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
11

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bard Talk - Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Bard Talk - Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
· Jul ·
11

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
16

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
17

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

The Rivals – Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
· Jul ·
18

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Henry IV – Michigan Shakespeare Festival
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm