The Franke Center is a centerpiece of the nationally recognized Historic Landmark District in Marshall, Michigan. The Franke Center has the perfect combination of great entertainment and rich-colorful history for the variety of arts and entertainment events held here. We offer handicapped-accessible entryways and seating. We invite you to check out any of the different events held here, or even consider hosting your special event in our charming building.
The Franke is a 260-seat auditorium with a balcony. 27′ wide semi-thrust stage with 11′ wide left and right portals. The theater is adorned with magnificent stained glass windows and ceiling dome, rich velvety drapes, comfortable seating, and outstanding acoustics.
Collins Fireside Room
The Collins Fireside Room, a beautifully decorated 400 square foot room adjacent to the auditorium and home to our Steinway baby grand piano. The Fireside Room also serves as a private meeting space for smaller groups.
The Downstage Room
The banquet room is perfect for small or large gatherings. A buffet serving room with a fireplace adds the perfect atmosphere to your business lunch or dinner or special event.
Executive Board Room / Green Room
This room holds a large conference table with seating for 18 people, and a smaller conference table seating 12 people. The kitchenette is conveniently located in the room to provide light refreshments and drinks during any meeting. The green room is equipped with Hollywood-style mirrors and make-up lights.