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Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
+1 734-433-7673
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God of Carnage

Another great play in our favorite local theater! As usual, the acting was amazing. They had the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Betsy B
via mobile
Play was AMAZING

I recently saw a play named God of Carnage at the Purple Rose. This is my formal review of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann Arbor, 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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
+1 734-433-7673
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another great play in our favorite local theater! As usual, the acting was amazing. They had the entire audience in the palms of their hands! Thank you, Jeff Daniels, for making this possible!

Thank Betsy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently saw a play named God of Carnage at the Purple Rose. This is my formal review of the play. The actors brought life and destruction to the intimate theatre space; the full gamut of emotions. It was truly "carnage," in all the best...More

Thank kingschosen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Purple Rose Theatre was a vision by actor Jeff Daniels that has provided this "corner" of Michigan with some amazing entertainment over the years. In Chelsea, Michigan, Purple Rose Theatre is about 20-25 minutes west of Ann Arbor. I've been going to performances at...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Purple Rose Theatre is quaint, you can never get a bad seat. Jeff Daniels owns this Theatre and sometimes is in plays.

Thank Julzagata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Purple Rose Theater is a gem just 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. This is the theater founded by actor, Jeff Daniels. He has written some of the plays which are produced here. The best known being, "Escanaba in Da Moonlight." The seats are on...More

Thank betsyjbeckerman
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Our first time in Chelsea and the delightful PRT. We can't say enough good things about the quality of our performance, and the venue - not a bad seat in this place!

Thank Ci0cia
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I'll reinforce the other reviews....Intimate theatre - no bad seats and a wonderful production of Harvey! Combine the theatre with a delicious dinner and quiet evening in Chelsea and you won't be sorry.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening recently at the Purple Rose Theatre's production of Vino Veritas by David McGregor. There did not appear to be a bad seat in this intimate little theatre, which was sold out the night we were there. The set was perfect...More

Thank kuznitz2
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you, Jeff Daniels!!! I love live theatre and I love The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea! Before I retired, I would get Season Tickets but now I am a Snowbird so I make sure I get there at least one or two times when...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There are no bad seats in the theater. Theater seats approximately 100. The productions range from good to excellent. We have never been disappointed in any of the plays.

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21 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!