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Purple Rose Theatre

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Address: 137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
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+1 734-433-7673
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Founded in 1991 by actor and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose...

Founded in 1991 by actor and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a leading professional theatre dedicated to producing new American plays and classic stories that speak to audiences in the midwest. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre, the Purple Rose produces 4 plays in each year-round season. Performances take place 7 times per week (Wednesdays through Sundays), with nearly 250 performances per year. Located in the charming city of Chelsea, Michigan, just west of Ann Arbor, the Purple Rose Theatre provides live entertainment for nearly 40,000 visitors each year. The theatre is an intimate space, with seating on 3 sides of the stage. With only 168 seats, audience members are never more than 5 rows from the action.

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Saw Vino Veritas. Really good, fun play. Very intimate environs. Always good to visit. Seated only feet from the stage so it was very nice. Will do it again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chad S
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Vino Veritas. Really good, fun play. Very intimate environs. Always good to visit. Seated only feet from the stage so it was very nice. Will do it again.

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support of The Purple Rose Theatre! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are so happy that you enjoyed "Vino Veritas". Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We attended a preview night of the play Vino Veritas. The play depicts what happens during an evening when two couples drink a special wine which causes them to tell the truth. It was very funny, a tad poignant and it lived up to the theatre's mission to present plays that entertain and engage and provide food for thought and... More 

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support of The Purple Rose Theatre! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Chelsea and "Vino Veritas". We hope to see you again! More 

New Boston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I think I've seen over 90 performances here & I generally make reservations for everything without reading much about the play ahead of time--enjoy being surprised instead... We were so happy to see Wayne David Parker back on the stage here as he's one of our absolute favorites! (We wish they would go back to starting on time--the last few... More 

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you, Raydonna! We are so happy that you enjoyed "Smart Love"! We loved having Wayne David Parker back on our stage. Thank you for your note about start times. We will discuss this in our next management meeting. Take care and we will see you soon! More 

Michigan
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Small venue with great plays, top notch actors and actresses, good sound, comfortable seats and reasonable prices.

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support of The Purple Rose Theatre! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. More 

Chelsea, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great entertainment. We loved the story and the actors in this performance. The theater is small so you feel like your involved in the performance. All the seating is good for a view of the stage.

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support of The Purple Rose Theatre! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are so happy that you enjoyed "Smart Love" and your time at the PRTC. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. More 

Chelsea, Michigan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have never been disappointed in the Purple Rose. Wonderful entertainment, decent prices plus it's only five miles from our home. Lovely,Lovely place.

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Maryann! Thank you for all of your support and for being such a loyal patron, right here in our backyard! We will see you soon. More 

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Love all the plays . Always a great time. All the seats are wonderful and theatre is very comfortable

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What more could you ask for in small intimate professional theatre! The venue had great seating, excellent plays you don't see everywhere, outstanding actors, and easy free parking in city lots. They even have matinees on Wednesdays. Bonus! The ticket prices aren't bad either. I brought my theatre going friends during our girlfriend outing because I wanted to see Randolph... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went to see Morning After Grace for our Anniversary and believe me, we were not disappointed. It was laugh out loud funny and tear jerking sad. The actors did a superb job. I would recommend this play and the theatre to any and all theatre goers. Only holds 186 guests and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Go,... More 

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This small intimate theater is the perfect place to see live theater. The Play Morning After Grace was hilarious and touching. The actors in it Randolph Mantooth, Michelle Mountain and Travis Lynch were outstanding. The price is so reasonable for an evening of great entertainment. Go early and enjoy beautiful downtown Chelsea.

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