For nearly 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.
Summer Circle is easily reached via either the Collingwood entrance to MSU off Grand River or Auditorium Rd. off Bogue Street. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Auditorium Building. Performances in the Summer Circle Courtyard are located on Auditorium Road between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 353-4725.
Summer Circle 2020 | 60th Season Diamond Anniversary
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 60th Anniversary Summer Circle Theatre Season!
- All shows are free.
- Summer Circle Theatre is located in the courtyard between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center.
- Free parking.
- Bring your lawn chairs and picnics.
- Concessions available.
- If it rains during the performance the production will be performed on the Fairchild Theatre stage.