At 3,917 seats, Kresge Auditorium is Interlochen Center for the Arts' largest performance venue. Located on the shores of Green Lake, Kresge offers stunning views of the waterfront through spacious arched windows. The covered pavilion features open sides, allowing lake breezes to cool patrons as they enjoy concerts and events.
Kresge Auditorium is used extensively in the summer months and hosts the biggest names of the Interlochen Arts Festival. It is also home to weekly World Youth Symphony Orchestra concerts, summer "Collage" performances, and seminal Arts Academy events like Commencement.
Kresge's amenities include professional lighting and sound systems, stadium-style seating, and nearby restrooms. The facility is wheelchair accessible. A complimentary courtesy shuttle is available for most Interlochen Arts Festival performances.
Funded by the generosity of the Kresge Foundation, Kresge Auditorium was first constructed in 1948 and expanded in 1964. The rear of the stage features a prominent inscription of Interlochen's mission: Dedicated to the promotion of world friendship through the universal language of the arts.