The beloved story by Marcus Pfister of sharing, helping others, and kindness is swimming to a theater near you! Midland Center for the Arts welcomes you and your family to witness the story of The Rainbow Fish on Sunday, February 4 th at 2 PM.

The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this award-winning story about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. The most beautiful fish in the sea’s scales shimmer with all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired – and resented – by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Spend time together as a family, get away from screens, and inspire children to explore their favorite stories in this unique theater experience!

Midland Center is also offering free digital education materials connected to this performance! Including discussion questions, crafts, games, and information about the story and its author, this guide to The Rainbow Fish helps deepen understanding and create an even more memorable experience. Designed to be used either before or after the show, be sure to check out these free resources! A downloadable activity book is also available, with pictures, mazes, and additional Rainbow Fish activities! Study Guide and Activity Book HERE!

The Rainbow Fish is recommended for ages 3-7 and their families with one performance on FEB 4, 2024 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are only $18 and available at The Rainbow Fish is sponsored by Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Snack Packs for kids are available at the performance, including an 8 oz. water bottle, Swedish fish, Goldfish Crackers, a fish-shaped Pop-It key chain, and a sea creature mini bubble wand! Skip the line by preordering before FEB 1! Just pick up at the show! A limited number will be available for purchase. Preorder your Snack Pack HERE!

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Rainbow Fish includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of popular children’s books, including Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These widely-travelled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.

Learn more about The Rainbow Fish HERE.


Studio Saturdays: Ages 5 – 12
Get creative – and a little messy – the first Saturday of each month! Explore different art mediums as you learn about basic art-making techniques. All supplies are included in the workshop fee.
Young Explorers: Ages 2 – 5
Join us for a monthly learn-and-play for the littles! With Young Explorers Workshops, we meet in-person on the first Wednesday of each month to share storytime and an activity. Museum admission included in the ticket price!

Disney Frozen Jr

Disney’s Frozen Jr

  • PERFORMANCES / FEB 22 – 25, 2024
  • A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. explores the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and humor, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
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  • PERFORMANCES / MAR 8-9, 2024
  • Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most. Annie is the perfect production for the whole family, whether it’s your first show or your 100th !
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360 AllSTARS


  • PERFORMANCE / APR 20, 2024
  • With BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming, and more, the international smash hit 360 ALLSTARS comes to Midland. Boasting a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record-holding athletes and artists, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture and is fun for all ages!
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Midland Center for the Arts is a cultural hub for the Great Lakes Bay Region and State of
Michigan. Imagine a place where you can experience the best of art, science, history, music,
theatre, dance, and film, all under one stunning roof. This vibrant and unique institution, housed
within an architecturally significant building, is a haven for artists, students, historians, and
audiences alike. With its impressive 1,500-seat auditorium, 400-seat theater, interactive
museum of science and art, Midland County Historical Society, and Studio School art studios, the
possibilities for entertainment and enrichment are endless. Ready to explore? Visit

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