The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) is the home of world-class, original American theatre. The PRTC is a professional theatre company with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences. The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.


To create fresh, original productions that get our audiences talking among themselves and feeling something new.


Achieve your professional and creative potential doing work that you love.


Coming from the EAST or WEST: From I-94, take the Chelsea/Manchester exit #159. Turn North onto M-52 (Main Street) toward Chelsea. Travel approximately 2 miles until you reach historic downtown. Turn right onto Park Street at the first downtown traffic light (Park Street is labeled as South Street on the left side of M-52).
The theatre is on the left side approximately 100 yards down on Park Street. Parking is available on Park Street or in the municipal lot next to the theatre.


We are proud to be located in the beautiful city of Chelsea, Michigan, just west of Ann Arbor. You can explore all the wonderful things Chelsea has to offer by visiting Chelseamich.com.