PROGRAMS

The RRCA offers a variety of programming opportunities for community members: Live events, art exhibits, tours, escape room, and school field trip opportunities. Thanks to the support of our donors, corporate sponsors, and government funders, we can create more than 150 public events at the Ramsdell!

Performing Arts: The RRCA entertains, educates, and engages patrons and the greater community through diverse and inclusive presentations of Music, Theatre, and Dance in a historic theatre. The events include professional performers and presenters, as well as our passionate community talent.

Visual Arts: The RRCA presents regular exhibitions that feature local and regional artists and brings national and international art to the community. We present a wide variety of work, such as individual, group, or thematic shows, that reflect the diverse interests of the community and challenges conventional thinking.

Youth Engagement: The RRCA has a two-week summer theatre camp available to 7th – 12th graders and limited to 45 students. They also partner with local art teachers to hold a variety of art classes, including painting, mosaic, origami, pysanky, garden art, and more! The RRCA also hosts school programs for local schools, with up to 500 students participating per event.

Escape Room: The RRCA launched a new initiative to support Manistee’s recreational growing needs, an escape room! Escape rooms are a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand and beat the clock!