About Us: The Whiting provides facilities, programs, and services to promote and support the presentation of the best regional, national, and international performing artists. The Whiting also serves as a community venue, and enables community interaction with touring performers through lectures, master classes and workshops. The Whiting's 2,043 seat theater hosts the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Annual Holiday Pops, New York's Joffrey Midwest Workshop, Flint Youth Theatre's Learning Through Theatre Series, and many other community graduations, recitals and other events. History: The James H. Whiting Auditorium (as the theater was originally named) was dedicated and officially opened in October 1967. A major renovation in 1999 has restored The Whiting to its former glory, combining the charm and grace of old European theaters with the beauty and comfort of modern day. Each year, this 2,043 seat theater hosts the Flint Symphony Orchestra, performances presented by Flint Youth Theatre, New Yorks Joffrey Ballet School Midwest Workshop and the Spotlight Series, featuring Broadway hits, touring musical and dance groups and guest artists from around the world.