Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Ramsdell has served the Michigan coastal community of Manistee for over a 100 years. Built in 1903 by local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, the Theatre and Grand Ballroom were designed by re-known Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman.
Today, the Ramsdell Theatre is a vibrant center for arts in West Michigan, home to the Manistee Civic Players and the Manistee Art Institute, the facility plays host to over 200 plus events each year. In addition to musicals, plays and workshops, arts exhibits and classes, the Ramsdell is known for Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcasts, music concerts, dance recitals, weddings and hosting community events like the annual Festival of Trees produced by the Manistee Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.RamsdellTheatre.org for more information and upcoming events.