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Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Who We Are

Greetings! Thank you for visiting the RRCA's volunteer portal! We're excited that you're here. Please review the list of needs and the hours and let us know if you have any questions. We have a variety of events taking place here from live shows, rentals, weddings, classroom workshops, and more!

Check out our full calendar listing of events here -

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 renown Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman. The Theatre was comparable to the best opera and vaudeville houses at the time of its construction and though extensively renovated over the years, retains much of its original architecture and charm.

What We Do

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that manages and operates the Ramsdell Theatre under lease from the City of Manistee. The RRCA is proud to serve its community and the region by programming quality arts and cultural entertainment.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a vibrant regional center of cultural arts, education and community engagement.

Our Mission

To optimize an irreplaceable regional center for cultural, education and social activities through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers.