Friends of the Historic Masonic Temple


(833) 483-6753


(855) 688-6889



700 N Madison Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Historic Masonic Temple is postponing some programming until the all-clear is given for theaters and performance spaces to fully reopen to the public. Please wear a mask in the building and abide by social distancing guidelines for the safety of all visitors and volunteers. Check back with us for updates on our upcoming event schedule. 


Breathing new life into this majestic building

The Historic Masonic Temple is an architectural gem in the heart of Bay City, MI.  For over 100 years it served as the home to the Joppa Lodge Masons, until 2005 when it was purchased by the Bay Arts Council. Today, the building is owned by the Friends of the Historic Masonic Temple who are dedicated to the mission of preserving and restoring the building while working to establish a community school for the arts within.

Once considered to be hidden in plain sight, The Historic Masonic Temple is quickly gaining recognition as a venue for MUSIC, MOVIES, THEATRE, and ARTS EDUCATION.  Today the Friends organization is made up solely by volunteers and we’d love to welcome you in joining us.  There are many ways to be involved including, but not limited to, being a volunteer, a donor, a programmer, or someone dedicated to the TLC of the building.

Ongoing Programs

Monster Movies

DIY Creative Workshops

Writers' Roundtable & Artists' Assembly