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Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
+1 734-433-7673
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Fantastic cast

Very comfortable theater with every seat is a good seat. Plenty of free parking nearby. Stayed at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Commerce Township, Michigan
Fantastic Theatre

We saw the play Flint, we live in Flint, this was amazing. The actors and actresses could not have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rhonda B
Clio, Michigan
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
+1 734-433-7673
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable theater with every seat is a good seat. Plenty of free parking nearby. Stayed at Baymont Suites Hotel nearby to make full weekend of the experience.

Thank LikeToEatWell2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the play Flint, we live in Flint, this was amazing. The actors and actresses could not have been more on to what is happening here today! Thank you to them and to Jeff Daniels for writing such a powerful play. We are regulars...More

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small intimate threatre in downtown Chelsea Mi. Good parking, close restaurants near buy. The price is right. You will not be disappointed.

Thank jan a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this play shows us, if nothing else, the white fear that brought the US to elect a REACH like trumpster.............he could have had a " make america great hat on the white boy in the play ..........'flint" could be 3000 towns in the use........if not...More

Thank Jcrobbie
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Small, intimate theatre. Not a bad seat in the house. Check schedule but see everything. Theatre company is all about giving back. Great organization to have in Chelsea. Make it a great evening by having dinner at the great restaurant choices in town or a...More

Thank DrSandyD
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A small venue for theater enthusiasts. The small theater provides a real connection with the actors and the plays are so enjoyable and well done!

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Love this setting. 168 seat theatre. Very clean and friendly. Saw God of Carnage and it was good. We have seen a few plays here. It is in a small town with a cute downtown.

Thank pmbtjb
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Our family took sometime out from our holiday celebration to attend the Purple Rose's production of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. The cast included Rusty Mewha, Kate Thomsen, Paul Strolli and Michelle Mountain. This was our second trip to the Purple Rose. Last year...More

Thank Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have seen many wonderful plays here, but "God of Carnage" was not one of them. In fact, it was the worst play we have ever seen anywhere. It was embarrassing for us to have invited friends to attend.

1  Thank Togany
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great little theater gem in Chelsea, MI. The play was high quality. The seating was unique, and the venue small. There aren't a ton of seats, and seating is in a horseshoe shape around the stage. So, you are very close, regardless of seats. They...More

Thank Jeffery C
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22 January 2017|
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Response from PRTC_Staff | Property representative |
We truly see a range of attire here at the theater. Dressy casual or business casual are the most common. Jeans are absolutely fine. Just be comfortable and enjoy!
Ronald S
13 February 2016|
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Response from dzi614 | Reviewed this property |
We have been in all rows on all sides and have yet to have a bad seat. I am a short adult, 5', so often have difficulty seeing over the person in front of me and have never had any sight problems in this theater. Enjoy!