Expand your mind. Open your heart. Transform the world.
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Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with shiny shimmery decor, a pian...
An anchor in the heart of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.
Creating a foundation in the Gordon Square Arts District for our community who has called NWT home for decades.
Near West Theatre’s “Big Blue Box” on Detroit Ave represents the culmination of years of hard work, investment, and an unwavering commitment to a vision.
Directions & Parking
Find us and stay a while!
Making both our physical space and theatre as an art accessible is essential to Near West Theatre’s mission.
With an impressive diversity of offerings and so many restaurants to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Detroit Shoreway!
Gordon Square Arts District
Food, entertainment, shopping, community services. We've got it all.
NWT COVID-19 Protocol
Donations of all sizes create artistic opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults each year.
Become a Volunteer
Near West Theatre was founded on volunteer support, and it sustains us to this day. Discover the ways to get involved.
Every show, every program, every event is made possible by donors like you. Monthly gifts make a sustaining impact!
Our journey started with a big vision and a small seed. Over 43 years later, that vision has transformed thousands of lives and a near west side community.
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