For more  information:
Melissa VanBrocklin
Community Events & Marketing Coordinator

Room 937 JHUC

For technical information about the
Besse Center Theater contact:

Dan Zini
Technical & Theater Coordinator

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.

Click here to make Requests to rent the Besse Center theater or call the Community Events & Marketing Coordinator at 906.217.4040.
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
906.786.5802 Main Campus Directions