Dressing Room Renovations


It’s time for our hard-working actors and performers to feel the love... and YOU can help!

Our current Capital Improvement project, the Dressing Room Renovation, we dedicate to the hundreds of people who travel through the backstage every year. From our professional summer company members and touring artists, to the hundreds of youth and community members who grace the stage and present their shows, recitals and concerts at Tibbits, the show can’t go on without them. They are the show! Won’t you help make this project a reality?

Work has already begun remodeling the theatre’s backstage dressing rooms, bringing the electric up to code, providing ADA accessibility, adding air conditioning to each dressing room and updating plumbing, lighting, flooring and fixtures.  We have a Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) grant of $70,000 for the project and we need to meet the match.

Since completing the Façade restoration in 2013, Tibbits has tackled more than a dozen smaller capital projects and invested nearly $700,000 into our cherished theatre. Through grants and local matches, we continue to progress along our path for a fully restored theatre. The last four projects completed with funding from MACC replaced the boilers in 2018, converted the theatre to 3-phase electricity in 2020, upgraded the sound system and stage lighting in 2021, and made critical life safety improvements in 2022. Now it’s time to make the dressing rooms safe and accessible, and worthy of the hard-working performers who grace our stage.