About Sturges-Young Center for the Arts
The Sturges-Young Center for the Arts is a large, multi-purpose facility equipped to provide an exciting experience whether you're enjoying one of our quality performances on the main stage or hosting your special event in one of our many spacious rooms. The flexible event space, convenient location, professionally friendly staff, and affordable rates are just some of the reasons why the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts is the premier events space in the area. The center is located in downtown Sturgis, Michigan, 2 miles from Indiana Toll Road, halfway between Detroit and Chicago, and an hour south of Kalamazoo. The multi-purpose event venue includes a 960+ seat auditorium, 200-seat ballroom space, and lower-level meeting rooms hosting various year-round events, including concerts, dances, live stage plays, art shows, films, and more. Event rentals include weddings, showers, class reunions, memorial services, business meetings and conferences, and social events
Registered in the roster of Michigan Historical Places, the Sturges-Young stage has hosted a multitude of diverse talents in its storied 67-year history including the final 2 performances of the late, great Duke Ellington, a month before his passing in the Spring of 1974.
Built-in 1955, the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts (formerly the Sturges-Young Auditorium and Civic Center) features distinct Mid-Century Modern architectural details including limestone block, Roman brickwork, slate tile flooring, and raw cypress paneling.
The Sturges-Young Center for the Arts is one of the premier event spaces in Southeast Michigan, offering something for everyone!