Besse Center Theater

image of outdoors of the John and Melissa Besse Center at Bay College
For more  information:
Debbie Stiglitz
Conference & Media Coordinator

Room 918 JHUC

For technical information about the
Besse Center Theater contact:

Andrew Joseph  Laken Technical Director
Room 700.3 Besse


Besse Center Theater

The John and Melissa Besse Center, was built in 2009 with funds donated by John and the late Melissa Besse. The $4.2 million donation was to construct a Performing and Visual Arts complex on the Bay College campus in Escanaba. The Besse's are known for their love of the arts and education and for a variety of donations throughout the community including the Bonifas Arts Center.

The theater has a capacity of 268 people. It has state of the art equipment including ITV Conferencing capabilities. For more detailed information, click on one of the links to the left.

Requests to rent this space can be made online or by calling the Conference & Media Coordinator.