Central Park Players
Central Park Players is the Grand Haven area’s community theater organization. It is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality performances starring local talent. Each year, they produce four main season shows and a family theatre musical, all performed at Central Park Place.
While the history of community theater in Grand Haven goes back several decades, Central Park Players most recent roots date back to when the Lake Michigan Playhouse reorganized into Grand Haven Civic Theatre in 1959. For the next seven years, GHCT performed at various locations, but with the completion of the Grand Haven Community Center in 1966, GHCT had a new home and name. The Center’s location across from Central Park prompted GHCT’s name change to Central Park Players. Twenty years later, in 1986, Central Park Players became a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
The Grand Haven Community Center became Central Park Place in the fall of 2022. While Central Park Place shares a common name with Central Park Players, our two organizations are not directly affiliated and operate as two separate entities. Central Park Place is proud to host the Players and support their mission as a venue partner.
You can learn more about Central Park Players by visiting their website here.