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Plan Your Visit

Williamston Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Williamston, 20 miles east of downtown Lansing.

Williamston’s downtown is two to three blocks in each direction from the center intersection of Putnam Street and Grand River Avenue. It is a very walkable city, with plenty of dining options. In the warm months, come early, take a stroll to McCormick Park, and then pop over to catch a show at the Theatre.

Photo of downtown Williamston

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that Williamston Theatre occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. Williamston Theatre resides on Land ceded in the 1807 Treaty of Detroit. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands.


The Williamston Theatre is located at 122 S. Putnam Street, just south of the Four Corners intersection of Putnam Street and Grand River Avenue. From I-96, take exit 117 and head north on Williamston Road. We are located 1.75 miles north of the interstate, on the west side of the street, north of Middle Street.

** Please be aware of delays on our local roads and highways. Click here for the MDOT Interactive Drive Map. Allow extra time for your trip to the Theatre. Late seating in our space is very difficult!


Parking is plentiful and free. There is a good deal of street parking both on Putnam Street and Grand River Avenue. There are several municipal parking lots in the downtown area all within one to two blocks of the Theatre. Look for public parking signs when you get into town.


The Bistro

151 S. Putnam St.


150 E. Grand River Ave.

Sunnyside Café

725 W. Grand River Ave.


Tavern 109

115 E. Grand River Ave.

RiverHouse Inn

310 W. Grand River Ave.


Brookshire Golf Club

205 W. Church Street


Williamston Pub & Grill

132 W. Grand River Ave.


1286 E. Grand River Ave.


Old Nation Brewing Co.

1500 Grand River Avenue


Ellie’s Country Kitchen

130 E. Grand River Ave.

Cancun Mexican Grill

725 W. Grand River Ave.


Jose's Cuban Sandwiches

725 W. Grand River Ave.



Williamston boasts two antiques malls – the Antiques Market of Williamston and Red Cedar Antiques – as well as several wonderful antique stores in the downtown area. The downtown area is filled with many specialty stores as well as the Sun Theatre, a single screen movie house.

Stay the Night!

The Williamston Inn is a nostalgic motor lodge from the days when M-43 was the main route from Detroit to Lansing. The Willowicke Inn is a full-service Bed and Breakfast, complete with a llama farm! Make a weekend of it and stay for a wonderful small-town experience.

Community Events

Williamston has community events throughout the year, including the annual Holiday Light Parade, free concerts at the band shell, and a summer Farmer’s Market. Visit the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce for a complete list of community events.

Front of the Williamston Theatre building
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