view of the main dawn theater stage from the balcony

Old Hollywood glamor with a modern flair

Located in the heart of downtown Hillsdale, Michigan, old-school glamour meets modern-day comfort and charm in this renovated, historic movie theater.

Whether you’re hosting an event, looking for a concert venue, or planning your happily ever after, our team is ready to make sure your event is just the way you dreamed it.

Throw an event you’ll never forget

The Dawn Theater is available for a multitude of events such as weddings & receptions, business meetings, proms, baby showers, reunions, community events, photography sessions or anything else you can dream up.

bride and groom gazing at each other in the dawn theater balcony


Your happily ever after starts here. Have the reception of your dreams at the newly renovated Dawn Theater.

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looking out to the dawn theater's main event space from the stage filled with musical intruments

Meetings & Events

Quiet, private, exclusively yours. Our theater offers the flexibility you need to plan the perfect event.

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We know details make the difference

When you book the Dawn Theater, the Theater is exclusively yours. Dress it up or dress it down, the Dawn Theater provides a refreshed canvas for you to plan your event upon. We understand the importance of flexibility, personal service, and attention to the smallest of details.

A timeless building with history in its bones

The Dawn Theater was constructed in 1919 from an old livery stable. After serving as a vaudeville theater, silent and talking movie house, and music venue, the Dawn now stands to serve you as a premier location for your next event.

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exterior of the original dawn theater from the early 1900s

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