The power of Performing Arts
Wharton Center inspires the mind and moves the soul
Whether you sit in one of our seats, support one of our programs or aspire to stand on one of our stages, our purpose is to make life more meaningful through experiencing the performing arts.
We engage our community through dynamic programming, education and outreach. And we strive for a world where stories shine a light on our common dreams, our struggles and our shared sense of humanity to infuse our lives with connection and meaning.
Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples. The university resides on land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.