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The Theatre Department is a thriving place students like to call home. The training and learning take place at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater (160 Fountain Street N.E.), which houses four community theatre groups: Actors’ Theatre, Heritage Theatre and Jewish Theatre as well as a student group called GRCC Players.
Students can take classes ranging from auditioning, to dance and set design. Twenty four courses are offered with award-winning faculty and staff in the lead role.
The house is rarely dark at the Spectrum Theater with all the performances and community events hosted there, such as ArtPrize. Each year, a large number of current and past GRCC-trained actors receive Grand Awards, given in recognition for outstanding community theatre.
Check out information on upcoming GRCC Players auditions.
Volunteer opportunities are available at Spectrum Theater. If you're interested in helping with set builds and/or painting, typical scene shop hours are 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with some weekend hours available. Call Christian Poquette at (616) 234-3515 or Catherine Marlett Dreher at (616) 234-3769 for more information.
If you're interested in volunteering in our costume shop, call Jamie Heeringa at (616) 234-3552. Costume shop hours will vary throughout the semester depending on show needs.
If you have any other questions or would like to get other volunteer opportunity listings, feel free to call Tom Kaechele at (616) 234-3538 or Shelly Urbane at (616) 234-3387 anytime! You may also visit the Actors' Theatre, Jewish Theatre GR and/or Heritage Theatre Group for more information about their organizations.