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Address: 121 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2017
Phone Number: 734 763 3333
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A 1,400-seat theatre that frequently hosts a wide range of performances...

A 1,400-seat theatre that frequently hosts a wide range of performances including ballet, live music and plays.

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Hail To The Victors!

Very modern looking, comfortable seating and any seat on the first floor is close to the stage. The sound echo well in the stage area. Underground parking is next door with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike S
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Livonia, Michigan
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very modern looking, comfortable seating and any seat on the first floor is close to the stage. The sound echo well in the stage area. Underground parking is next door with an entrance into the Power Center.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a moderate size theater that has a wide variety of shows throughout the year. The acoustics are excellent and almost every seat is a good one, though I would recommend sitting in the middle of the orchestra section. The back of the balcony is rather far away from the stage. Try to attend a performance by the UM... More 

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West Bloomfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Just got back from seeing the Capitol Steps. Great venue. Had no problem seeing or hearing the show. Seats were comfortable. No wait for the bathroom either. Very pleasurable experience

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Recently attended a show at the Power Center and really enjoyed the performance. I would have given 5 stars , the only reason I am not is because when I called the box office to order the tickets, I asked the female representative what would be the very best seats at the price for which I was going to pay.... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I love going to the Power Center for various performances. It's well designed, and perfect size for a somewhat intimate seating. A much better experience than a huge stadium or larger auditorium. Acoustics are excellent. Drinks and small snacks are available before the curtain, and during intermission. My only complaint is parking. We usually end up in the parking structure... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A beautiful architectural and cultural center at the heard of University Michigan. You must go and see something there - it is a treat.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Saw a great show. Few bad seats in the house. Box office staff helped us choose the right seats (price and location), and ushers were friendly, too.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ann Arbor really should be able to find the dollars to design and build a larger modern replacement for this facility. New seating would be welcome. The sterile concrete walls with concrete form lines just does not fit with a fine arts facility. Rest rooms down the basement? And poorly laid out. Come on.. "The Music Man" production just put... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This 1970's landmark is still a good place to see a play or concert. The nice walk to the center through a very pretty part of UofM campus is worth savoring. Plan to allow for time parking and walking.

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1 Thank plamichigan
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fantastic performance. Kaila Medieros is one to watch ... she played the innkeepers wife and stole the show. As adorable as young Cossette was, that was hard to do! Wonderful theater space, as good or better as any on Broadway.

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