Our one-of-a-kind concert hall can be transformed into a fully functional theater space. Designed by URS and Jones & Phillips, the transformation is accomplished by raising the orchestra shell; sliding on 8 30’ tormentor doors and lowering the center cloud section to create a smaller proscenium arch.
The acoustics are so fine tuned that you can hold a conversation from the stage to the top balcony without raising your voice. Acoustics are adjustable using a curtain system located at the back of the house, making the space equally usable for bands, orchestras and choirs.
Paintings, drawings, sculptures and other student artwork are displayed along the curved hallway outside the main performance hall, visible by entering patrons as well as passing motorists.
The Jenison Center for the Arts is a dream come true for the students and staff of Jenison Public Schools and the Jenison community. We are immensely proud of our students and the work, discipline and growth they have demonstrated time and time again. It became increasingly evident, however, that the JPS students and surrounding community needed a facility that was uniquely designed to showcase the Performing and Visual Arts.
The JCA has been constructed with a 1251 seat performance hall with a 90’ wide and 56’ deep stage that accommodates virtually any large-scale music or theatrical performance. In addition, there is a Black Box venue for smaller intimate performances, meetings and receptions.
“Supported with over 390 tons of steel and boasting 1,251 seats, we are so privileged to provide a beautiful, well-appointed facility for the arts for generations to come, and above all, wish to thank this community for making this vision a reality.”
“Words cannot adequately express the gratitude we all feel as our community showed how they value The Arts in the education of our kids! Thank you for this tremendous gift and the confidence you have so tangibly demonstrated in our staff and administration. We will treasure this gift, and in using it seek to maximize the benefits for our kids and our great community. Thank you SO much, Jenison!”
To provide a rich array of art experiences to the community, in order to educate, enlighten, enrich and entertain the citizens and patrons of all ages, while supporting and nourishing the arts in the local, and surrounding communities.