The Midtown Arts Center has been a cultural mainstay in Fort Collins since 1993, going back to its roots as the Carousel Dinner Theatre. In 2010, Kurt Terrio bought an abandoned movie theater and converted it into the beautiful, multi-faceted arts facility we enjoy today.
The bread-and-butter of Midtown Arts Center remains it 236-seat Broadway-style dinner theater. They host shows like Million Dollar Quartet, Mary Poppins, Cash: Ring of Fire, The Fantasticks, and A Christmas Story. One thing sets MAC apart from other dinner theaters is its on-site kitchen; this means your meal will be as enjoyable as the performances in the show.
Midtown Arts Center is available for special events, such as weddings, meetings, luncheons, and holiday parties. There are four spaces to choose from. You can rent out the Dinner Theater if your event needs a stage; the Ballroom, which accommodates over 200 for seated banquets and up to 300 for auditorium-style meetings and social occasions; Theater One, a 200-seat auditorium that is also the home of The Children’s Theatre and is the recital hall for The Academy at Midtown; and the Grand Hall, which is perfect for meetings and gatherings up to 200 people.
Midtown Arts Center is also known for education. They run a Kid’s Academy and Summer Camps. According to their web site, the Kid’s Academy “gives students a hands-on experience in all aspects of musical theatre including acting, singing, dancing, and backstage skills, while working alongside our Resident Acting Company. Their experience culminates with full performances of an entire musical.”
To see show schedule, make reservations, book an event, or find out about the great education programs at Midtown Arts Center, visit their website at www.MidtownArtsCenter.com or like their Facebook page.