Located just two blocks from downtown Whitehall and only five minutes by car from our lakeside inn, the theatre offers everything from musicals and plays to films and poetry readings. There are also a number of youth theatre workshops hosted at the playhouse throughout the year.
Howmet Playhouse first opened its doors in 1916. At that time, the theatre put on live performances and showed some of the very first motion pictures or “flickers” as they were then called. Today, you can still see film screenings at the playhouse—many of which are free to attend or simply the cost of a donation. Both popular films and independent and documentary films are shown.
Of course, the main schedule of events at the theatre is made up of plays. The summer season always has an exceptionally good lineup of plays with the Summer Fine Arts Festival. The staff works diligently to bring in some of the best shows in the area, and patrons regularly come from Muskegon, Grand Rapids, and beyond to see these magnificent performances.
Schedule Your Visit Around a Performance!
If you’ve been planning your trip to our lakeside hotel, we encourage you to schedule your visit around one of the performances at the Howmet Playhouse.
Or if you’ve already got your eye on a performance you simply must see, please consider staying with us at the Weathervane Inn during your visit. One of our luxurious, lakefront guestrooms surely has your name on it!
For scheduling ease, here’s a listing of all the playhouse’s upcoming events: