Williams Auditorium


All face to face Events at Williams Auditorium have been cancelled
during Fall Semester 2020 - due to COVID-19 (Please see below audition announcement for more information)



University Theatre Virtual Auditions to be held September 8,9,10


If you have questions, please reach out to Katherine LaPietra at 231-591-2704
or email [email protected]


Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions 6 and 8.

 “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders cannot afford to drop our guard. We must take every step possible to saave lives, protect the brave men and women on the front lines, and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system while we continue to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Whitmer. “After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings across the state, we must further limit gatherings for the health of our community and economy. By taking these strong actions, we will be better positioned to get our children back into classrooms and avoid a potentially devastating second wave.”

 COVID-19’s resurgence is closely associated with super-spreading events at large social gatherings, often attended by young people. An outbreak at a Lansing bar has resulted in 187 infections; more than 50 cases have been linked to a single house party in Saline; and a sandbar party at Torch Lake over the July 4 weekend led to at least 43 confirmed cases. Therefore, Executive Order 2020-160 limits statewide indoor gatherings to 10 people or less and, across most of the state...



(Advisory: Governor Whitmer Signs "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order).

In the meantime, check out these virtual arts events from around the world:

Updating list of concert live streams https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
Jambase Calendar of Live Events https://www.jambase.com/livestreams
 Social Distancing Festival Livestreams https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/live-streams
National Theatre YouTube page: Full theatrical performances uploaded every Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre/videos
Online concerts https://www.stageit.com/site/landing
Metropolitan Opera live streams https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/
Virtual Museum: The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/
Virtual Museum: the British Museum https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Virtual Museum: the Detroit Institute of Arts https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/detroit-institute-of-arts?hl=en
Virtual Museum: the Louvre https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

Featured Event:


Stay tuned for updates on future events!


 Williams Auditorium
Ferris State University
Parking Lot 10

Corner of South State Street 
and Cedar Street
901 S. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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at Williams? Scroll down!

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Williams Auditorium is seeking volunteers for this year's events! Volunteering at the auditorium is a unique experience that can be added to your resume. If you love events, let us know! Volunteers are always welcome.

There will also be part-time, student paid positions open as well! Positions may include, but are not limited to: ushering, crowd control, light, stage and sound technicians, concessions, and marketing/sales! (For paid opportunities, see the official FSU student job postings at:  https://ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/employment/JobPostings.htm Student sign in is required). 


Duties include stage help for theatre stage set up as well as other theatre support such as providing information on events, taking tickets, handing out programs, and greeting guests. Attendants will work as ushers at Williams Auditorium events and stagehands will operate the sound, lighting, and fly system, load in events, and also perform minor custodial and maintenance duties. Students must be courteous, outgoing, and reliable. Preference is given to students who are year round residents of the area as the Auditorium has events during breaks & holidays, and people with an interest in performing arts and/or stage technology. Training will be provided.

[email protected]
(231) 591-3676

Interested in volunteering? Let us know. Seeking a part-time paid position at Williams? Send us an email at the above address with a resume, cover letter, and a description of what opportunity you are seeking. If you don't see your desired position officially posted, ask about volunteering. 

 Nick Offerman - Homecoming 2017
Nick Offerman Homecoming 2017

Information about parking, contact, and our
ticket office can be found on our contact page.

Auditorium Office

[email protected]
(231) 591-3676

Williams Auditorium
Starr Bldg (STR) 205
Ferris State University

901 S. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Corner of South State Street 
and Cedar Street