Just A Theatre
Built in 1882, Tibbits Opera House is one of the oldest theatres in Michigan. Located in beautiful downtown Coldwater, it features year-round entertainment from professional theatre and concerts to community events and children’s theatre. Beyond the exquisite facade is an intimate 500-seat theatre with excellent acoustics. Come early to enjoy at drink at the Ghost Light Bar or browse the art gallery and gift shop. Come enjoy the show!
Our OFFICES at 93 W. Chicago are Open Mon-Fri 9-5pm. The box office at the theatre is usually open 30 minutes prior to all performances.
Please visit our CALENDAR for ALL upcoming events, including:
- Tibbits Classic Film Series presents Criminal Farces
- Pansophia Drama Society presents The Night of January 16th
- Coalition for Catholic Private Education presents Catholic Game Show
- Spellers Freedom Foundation presents SPELLERS
- Arts Alive presents the gallery show Wild Things
- Tibbits presents Kids Summer Theatre Workshop (Scholarship apps due May 19!)
- Tibbits presents Volunteer Training Sessions
- Tibbits Classic Film Series presents The World at War
TST SEASON & GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE (Single tickets go on sale April 1)
Our 60th Season of Tibbits Summer Theatre:
- Nunsense II (June 15-17, 21-24)
- Disney’s The Little Mermaid (June 29-30, July 1, 5-8)
- GREASE (July 13-15, 19-22)
- Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor (July 27-29, Aug 2-5)
Our 34th Season of Tibbits Popcorn Theatre:
- Aladdin’s Luck (June 9-10, 16-17)
- Doug Scheer’s Wacky Science (June 23-24)
- Once Upon a Princess Storytime & Songs (July 14-15)
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (July 21-22, 28-29)
- Disney’s Encanto
We always say that we couldn’t do it without you … and these past few years it has been truer than ever. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we do our part to keep our community healthy and strong while still bringing you great entertainment!
Please consider helping Tibbits:
- You can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking HERE.
- You can become a member if you aren’t already by selecting THIS LINK. Find out about member perks HERE!
- You can buy tickets for upcoming online events by checking out our calendar HERE.
- You can buy a gift certificate for yourself or a friend, by selecting THIS LINK.
- Select Tibbits as your designated charity HERE when you shop on Goodshop and a percentage of your purchases at Walmart, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Travelocity, Staples and more will be donated directly to us!
Tibbits has developed an outstanding reputation for its professional Summer Theatre. USA Today called it one of “10 great places to see the lights way off Broadway.” For families, Tibbits offers Popcorn Theatre, classic stories presented by the professional resident company or magic shows, touring artists or a classic cartoon cavalcade on Fridays and Saturdays from mid-June through early August.
From professional touring tribute bands, to blues to folk to classical, theatre, comedians and celebrities, Tibbits offers great entertainment year-round with something for every taste. Events such as annual auction and a golf outing provide funds to supplement the daily maintenance and operations.
Tibbits Young Audiences (TYA), which produces two shows yearly with a full cast of about 50 students, the youth group Tibbits Theatre and Beyond (T-TAB), and a collaborative effort with area schools provide students an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre.
From the first moving picture machines, through the Golden Age of Hollywood, Tibbits Opera House was there with the flickering images of moving pictures. Join us as we celebrate the era with film double features and the Academy Award Nominated Shorts.
This local arts organization is responsible for the rotating themed exhibits displayed in Tibbits’ art gallery, including the annual Kids’ Art Rocks! student art contest. Previously, Arts Alive was also responsible for the downtown art walks, the Art of the Holidays event, and other community art projects.
In addition to the programs sponsored by Tibbits, the theatre is used frequently by community groups presenting shows, concerts, recitals, and a variety of other programs. Through these organizations, the community has numerous opportunities to participate in the performing arts.
- “Criminal Farces” Blunders its Way onto the Big Screen March 6, 2023
- Tibbits Announces 34th Popcorn Theatre Season March 3, 2023
- Tibbits Young Audiences’ Presents “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” February 27, 2023