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It is with great regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the Summer Circle Theatr Season for 2021. We had to make the call in early April to release the company at the height of the Michigan spike in COVID-19 cases. Recent updates in mask and distancing protocol may have allowed us to present this summer but at the time the call was made for safety and health concerns and University policy. 
We are so sorry that we aren’t able to offer professional entertainment that Mid-Michigan audiences have come to expect for sixty years. We will be back next summer with a brand new lineup of shows, activities, and company and look forward to providing free entertainment that you have come to expect. We will be providing free family arts and theatre-based activities for families to enjoy at home from our Summer Circle Theatre Kids Camp later in the summer.
Until we see each other next year, please support local theatre when it becomes available– it’s been a rough time for all of us in the arts. 
Rob Roznowski
Artistic Director Summer Circle Theatre. 

All Summer Circle Theatre productions are FREE and open to the general public.

All of the MAINSTAGE shows are at 8:00 p.m. except for Sundays which start at 5:00 p.m. 

The Kids Camp Performance and Theatre for Young Audiences start at 6:30 p.m.

Late night shows start around 10:00 p.m.

Parking is FREE an available in the lot across the street from the Auditorium Building.

There is tiered, amphitheater-style seating but we suggest bringing your own blanket and/or lawn chairs for maximum comfort. 

Concessions will be available. Feel free to bring your own picnic as well!

If it rains during the performance, the production will be moved into the Auditorium Building and performed on the Studio 60 stage.

On Sundays, stay for the talkback after the show and meet the cast!

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A Michigan State University Tradition: 1960 - 2020


For sixty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) provides a professional venue for MSU students that offers free theatre to Mid-Michigan audiences. SCT presents shows of varying styles using the talents of community members and professional artists. Beyond theatrical productions, SCT is committed to offering free programming including a Kids Camp and special activities to create a summer destination for arts, education, and entertainment.

FREE Summer Circle Theatre remains dependent on donations from loyal patrons to maintain the quantity and quality of its town and gown productions. Please consider becoming a Friend of Theatre at MSU. Interested in setting up a gift: Please contact Christine Radtke, Sr. Director of Development in the College of Arts & Letters at or (517) 353-4725