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Welcome to our hometown theatre, the Historic Howmet Playhouse, presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.

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Renovation Progress

The Playhouse Back in the Day


The Howmet Playhouse is a lovely little theater.
Its design was simple and functional from the beginning. … Given an investment of time, money and love, the Howmet Playhouse will continue as a viable performance venue for a second hundred years.


Read the October 2nd MLIVE article about the Playhouse Renovation project. The photos from this article have been added to our Capital Campaign Progress photo gallery.


Progress Reports from the Managing Director

"After more than 3.5 years of planning and a capital campaign, we are ready to begin work to save our community playhouse. … "

Thank you to all of our patrons. Due to your generosity we have exceeded our $3.6M fundraising goal. We have raised $3,688,000 to renovate the Playhouse! The project is underway with plans to be completed in early 2019.

Thanks for Your Support November 24, 2018

Pardon Our Dust But Progress is Being Made! November 6, 2018

New HVAC Systems in Place October 12, 2018

Playhouse Awarded $105,000 from State Arts Fund September 12, 2018

Progress Update on the Playhouse Renovation Project August 9, 2018

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Learn more about Our Capital Campaign for the Future

View the Capital Campaign Donors List

If you would like to support the capital improvements at the Playhouse, your contribution may be tax deductible. You may send a check directly to: Howmet Playhouse, 405 E Colby, Whitehall, Michigan, 49461, or give online directly to our fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County; be sure to select the Howmet Playhouse Capital Non-Endowed Fund.

Part of the White Lake Community

The Howmet Playhouse is an integral part of the White Lake Community. Why? View the video celebrating the centennial of the Playhouse.