Amenities & Services


  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

  • Helpful volunteers



Baby changing stations

Baby changing stations are available in restrooms throughout the building.



The Mendel Center has three floors plus the Mainstage lobby. All levels are accessible by stairs and elevator. Elevators are located to the left and right of the Mainstage theatre entrance doors.



Food and beverages
The Mendel Center has a full selection of on-site catering and bar services available. Pre-show and intermission cash bars and concessions sales are available at most Mainstage performances, as well as other select events within the facility. If you are hosting an event with us, we can provide you with a full list of food and beverage options to complement your party, meeting, or special event.


The Mendel Center souvenir cups
Soft drinks, beer, wine, and other beverages are allowed inside the Mainstage and Hanson theatres in non-spill Mendel Center souvenir cups. The cups are available for $2 for a small cup or $3 for a large cup from your bartender and at the concession stand. . You can reuse the cups during your visit, and bring them with you on future visits to The Mendel Center.

Gift cards

Are you looking for the perfect holiday, birthday, or thank you gift for someone special? We have you covered! Mendel Center gift cards are available in any amount and can be used toward any ticket purchase through The Mendel Center Box Office.  Click here to purchase a gift card.

Patrons and visitors with special needs
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College welcomes patrons who may have special needs. If you or any of your companions require special assistance, please ask any of our ushers or staff members.

Accessibility features include:

  • New early seating policy for patrons in need of assistance in the Mainstage and Hanson Theatres

  • Handicap parking on the north and south sides of the building

  • Special seating in the Mainstage theatre includes extra wide seats, slide in seats, and wheelchair accessible areas

  • Assistive Listening Systems in the Mainstage Theatre, Hanson Theatre, and Grand Upton Hall. Earphone and neckloop attachments are available.

  • Child booster seats for Mainstage performances

  • Handicap accessible restrooms

  • Special dietary needs accommodation for catered events (must make arrangements in advance)



Complimentary wi-fi access is available within The Mendel Center by using the LMC-Guest network. As you would with any public wi-fi system, exercise the necessary safeguards to protect your data transmission from your phone, tablet, or laptop.