Pontiac's Little Art Theatre, also known as "The PLAT", is a multi-use entertainment venue that hosts musical performances, live events, movie screenings, and more! Located in the heart of Pontiac, MI, our theatre operates within a 154-year-old historical building.
Intimate & Versatile
The PLAT offers a small event venue with so much versatility we can host just about anything you need for a special and intimate experience. We work closely with our clients to provide a unique experience to meet their needs. Use the button below to read more about renting or booking your new favorite venue, Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre.
This Grand Lady (Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre a.k.a the “PLAT”) was born in 1868. This three-story building is listed in Pontiac’s historical records as “the TURK building” and categorized as a “GRO” establishment — the local grocery/dry goods store. The business survived 41 years until its last record in 1909.
1868 | The TURK Building
Our Team & Board Members
The PLAT is operated by a team of passionate and dedicated professionals .
Karen Jorgensen moved to Downtown Pontiac with her partner, Robert Karazim, in 2009. A Detroit native, Karen likes to tell people that she crawled her way up to find a home in Pontiac after living in every other city along Woodward. She worked as an Operational Therapist and Certified Medical Case Manager for 31 years, working primarily with patients who had been in auto accidents. In addition to supporting Robert’s involvement in the Downtown, Karen was a Co-Chair of Canvas Pontiac and a past Secretary for Pontiac’s DBA, a predecessor to Main Street Pontiac. She was a founding partner of Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre and Green Room Cafe. Since closing her Medical Case Management business in July of 2021 and Robert’s passing in January 2022, Karen has been the sole owner and operator of the PLAT and the Cafe. She continues to uphold Robert’s enthusiasm for the arts and looks to support the future of Pontiac’s small businesses.
At the PLAT, we take great pride in our community and the support they provide. So much time and effort has allowed this historic building to transform into the space that exists today. We couldn’t have done it without the help and dedication of our sponsors.
With Special Thanks to: