Arts Education Content Standards Overview in pdf form of the five standards for Arts Education content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework are followed by overall remarks on the Arts Curriculum. The five standards are applied across each of four arts disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.


All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre provides young people with an opportunity to produce plays of a professional quality, and to provide the community with an opportunity to enjoy live family-oriented dramatic activities.

Children’s Ballet Theatre is dedicated to quality, youth-oriented ballet. This non-profit company includes children from ages 8 to 18. Dancers study technique at their regular home dance studios, then work with the company to create memorable, fun performances.

The Community House Youth Theatre programs offers a year-round Theatre Curriculum including Theatre Camps, “Popcorn Players: Putting on a Performance” and two youth theatre productions in the Spring and Fall.
The Community House
380 South Bates
Birmingham MI 48009

Detroit Repertory Theatre Named by the State of Michigan as an “Arts Anchor Organization,” for being a significant force in American theatre since it’s inception in 1957. The Detroit Repertory Theatre is the oldest alternative professional theater in Michigan. The theater produces 4 major productions each year.
13103 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, MI 48238

Flint Youth Theatre wishes to provide innovative and comprehensive theatre arts experiences through which children, youth and adults can develop their creative potential and experience enjoyment and self expression. FYT Performances & Events. Some shows are appropriate for children ages 3 and up.

Fox Theatre Music, Broadway shows, and more. Upcoming events
2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

Learning at the Opera House Learning at the Opera House offers programs for young people and adults in Opera, Musical Theater, Writing, Music Composition, Performance & Movement, Art, Poetry, Live Performance and Recital.
Workshops offered: MOT Kidz TV, Lighting and Stage Basics, Wig and Makeup for the Stage, and more.
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway
Detroit, Michigan 48226

MeadowBrook Theatre
Ticket information 248-377-3300
On the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills.
Founded on Oakland University’s campus in 1967, Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest non-profit producing professional theatre.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit Founded in 1992 by Rick Sperling. Mosaic’s Mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and creation of first rate theatrical and musical art.

The Northern Michigan C. S. Lewis Festival‘s annual fall celebration theme this year is “Lewis & Tolkien: The Story Behind the Phenomenon” with events taking place from October 7- November 22, 2010 in the Petoskey area on Little Traverse Bay. The festival provides an enriching cultural experience that explores the life and work of C. S. Lewis through collaborations by the arts, education, and faith communities. Other events throughout the month include music & theater performances, school & library programs, community discussion groups, and more!

Oakland University offers private lessons, theory workshops and children’s classes. For info on their Music Preparatory Division please contact Bibianne Yu at or 248-370-2034.

The Plymouth Community Arts Council (PCAC) The Children’s Theater Program, Plymouth Uptown Players (PUPs), offers school aged children an opportunity for theater, rehearsal and performance experiences. A full schedule of summer art workshops are also offered, exposing youngsters to a variety of art disciplines. Also provides other artistic education. Please see their website for more info.

PuppetART PuppetART Center is located in Detroit’s Theater District, just a few blocks from the Michigan Opera Theater, Music Hall and the Gem and Century Theaters. The Center includes an intimate 70-person theater, a museum that accommodates a growing collection of puppets and a studio featuring various workshops.
25 East Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

The Second City Live Comedy Theatre
Next to The Fox Theatre

TerpTheatre A schedule of sign language interpreted performances.

UM School of Music – Youth Programs – MPulse At Michigan this motivating force is MPulse Ann Arbor – a summer phenomenon on the University of Michigan campus carrying high school students to exciting new levels of excellence in Music Performance, Music Technology, Musical Theatre, and Dance.

Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan seeks to provide professional caliber dance training through master classes, performance opportunities and enrichment to young dance students, thereby helping to nurture strong minds and healthy bodies in an artistic environment.

Wayne State University’s Department of Theatre
Hilberry Theatre, Bonstelle Theatre & Studio Theatre