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Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
+1 734-433-7673
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Can't beat it!

I'll reinforce the other reviews....Intimate theatre - no bad seats and a wonderful production of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy B
Fabulous production

We had a wonderful evening recently at the Purple Rose Theatre's production of Vino Veritas by... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
kuznitz2
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Okemos, 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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137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 25 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.

Thank Pvrlady63
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We've been going to the Purple Rose for many years. Great productions, fabulous acting, great behind the scenes staff!!! Thank you Jeff Daniels!

Thank retired04Michigan
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We saw a great comedy. This theater seats about 100 people in four rows on three sides of the stage. You are so close that you feel like part of the cast. This is our third trip to the theater and we will go often.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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.

Thank Chad S
PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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.

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...More

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PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Kona-ray
PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

1  Thank travelingrandma54
PRTC_Staff, Manager at Purple Rose Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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.

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tobybear10
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!
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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!
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