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The Theatre Company

Welcome to The Theatre Company

We invite you to join us on the entertaining journey that awaits you as an audience member with The Theatre Company.  The excitement of live theatre causes us to put a pause on our screens; it’s where we can meet to breathe the rarified air of characters in the unique worlds they inhabit.  The breath of the actor becomes our own and we become a community in our own right.  As a community we speak, we share, and we listen.  Through Afterglows, Thursday’s Community Nights, and the Detroit Theatre Discussion Project there will be many opportunities for conversations and conviviality. 

Our journeys begin at the Marlene Boll Theatre in the heart of Detroit.  The Theatre Company is delighted to return to this vibrant space that been a welcoming beacon to all of the city’s residents.  Meet us there and we’ll have a great night out!


    Performance Venue Information: The Marlene Boll Theatre

    Theatre Layout

    The Theatre Company’s 2016-2017 season will occur at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside of the Boll Family YMCA.

    Address: 1401 Broadway Street, Detroit, Mich. 48226

    The Marlene Boll Theatre is an intimate theatre space similar to a black box theatre with limited seating between 75-140.  Seating is general admission.


    Ticket Office Information, Prices, and Policies

    Contact us

    Reno Hall Ticket Office
    4001 West McNichols Road  (Livernois entrance)
    Reno Hall, Lower Level, Room 43
    Hours: Tuesday-Friday: Noon-5:00 p.m. (Aug. 16-May 1)

    The Ticket Office will open at The Marlene Boll Theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain and will stay open through intermission of each performance. Tickets can be ordered by phone or online.

    Ticket Prices


    (Includes one ticket to each: Alabama Story, 100 Saints You Should Know, Bus Stop, and Avenue Q)

    Adult Package $72
    Discount Adult Package (Seniors, Detroit Mercy Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Donors, Detroit residents) $60
    Student Package (Any high school or college student with valid ID) $25


    Play Musical
    Adult Ticket $25 $30
    Discount Adult Ticket (Seniors, Detroit Mercy Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Donors, Detroit residents) $22 $27
    Student Ticket (Any high school or college student with valid ID) $10 $15


    Play Musical
    Thursday Community Night (Available for all patrons on Thursday Nights) $10 $15
    Fall Homecoming Weekend (Valid only on 9/29,30, 10/1,2 for the Detroit Mercy community) $10

    *Please note that a $2 service fee is included in each ticket to cover ticket and processing costs.


    Tickets are non-refundable: Tickets may be turned in prior to the performance and applied as a donation to The Theatre Company to receive a tax receipt for their value or exchanged for another performance - see below.

    Exchanges: For tickets of equal or greater value, contact the Ticket Office at least 24 hours before the performance.  Any ticket returns within 24 hours of a performance will be processed as a donation for a tax receipt.  Exchanges only permitted for another performance during our 2016-2017 season.  A service charge of $3.00 per ticket applies.  Any difference in price will be charged accordingly.

    Late seating policy: There will be no late seating after 10 minutes from the start of any performance. Late patrons can receive a tax receipt for the value or exchange for another performance.

    Accessibility: Special access seating is available.  Let our Ticket Office representative know if we can offer any assistance during your visit and please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance.  Wheel chair accessible washrooms are available.


    Parking Information

    Street parking

    Street parking is available around The Marlene Boll Theatre at the Boll Family YMCA. Please follow all street parking signs.  Free Parking on Sundays. Consider paying for your street parking with

    Best Option

    Z Lot$7 flat parking at the ZLOT: Entrances on Grand River Ave. and Gratiot Ave.
    Patrons parking at the ZLOT will use a credit card to enter the structure and park.  While at the Theatre Company performance patrons need to collect a ZLOT coupon for the $7 parking rate.  Present coupon while checking out of the parking structure to receive $7 parking rate.

    Other Options

    Greektown Casino – Free parking most days. Walk 6 blocks to the Boll Theatre or take the People Mover to the Broadway stop.

    MGM Grand Casino  – Free parking. Then Uber or Lyft, $6-$10 each way

    Motor City Casino – Free parking. Then Uber or Lyft, $6-$10 each way

    Mario’s Italian Restaurant – Free Shuttle if you dine before the show. 4222 Second St. 313.832.1616 call for reservations and details.

    Validated parking available by dining at these establishments

    Hard Rock Café - 45 Monroe St (Validates for free parking at the Compuware Parking Garage)

    Wright & Co.  - 1500 Woodward Ave (The Z Lot)

    Standby - 225 Gratiot Avenue (The Z Lot)

    Coach Insignia – GM Ren Cen (People Mover to the Broadway stop)

    Joe Muir Seafood – GM Ren Cen (People Mover to the Broadway stop)

    Andiamo Detroit Riverfront - GM Ren Cen (People Mover to the Broadway stop)

    Granite City Food & Brewery - GM Ren Cen (People Mover to the Broadway stop)


    Restaurant Partners

    Audience members who show a ticket or program from the day of a Theatre Company performance will receive up to 50% off food and beverages.  Offers vary by restaurant.

    La Feria - Spanish Tapas: 10% off entire bill

    Rub BBQ Detroit: Offers vary

    The Detroit Beer Co: 50% off Appetizers and $1 off draft beers

    Traffic Jam and Snug: 10% off Entrees


    Become a donor

    Ticket sales pay for only 60% of our production costs. With the help of devoted theatre supporters and the generosity of grant makers we are able to close the gap and continue to excel in ways only our theatre can. Help us continue our tradition of outstanding theatre at an affordable price by pledging a contribution today.

    Below is our Donor Levels for 2016-2017. All contributions to the Theatre Company goes toward the Theatre Company Development Fund which further develops better productions for our students and audience. Scholarship contributions are needed as well and go directly to the students to help with educational costs.

    Your contribution to the The Theatre Company and Detroit Mercy qualifies as an itemized tax deduction under federal law and as a tax credit under Michigan law. Your generous support truly makes a difference in the quality of programs we are able to offer. To make a donation or for more information please contact Managing Director Greg Grobis at 313-993-3270.

    2016 - 2017 Donors

    Angel ($5,000-and up)

    • Anonymous
    • Matt Williams and Angelina Fiordellisi

    Producers ($1,000-$2499)

    • Dave Koukal and Sharon Vlahovich

    Directors ($500-$999)

    • Don Burkholder
    • Ilse Calgagno
    • Doris A. Goleniak
    • Cheryl A. Harvey
    • Barbara and Edward Klarman Philanthropic Fund
    • Robert Rogowski and Claire Boyce
    • Rene Saenz & Two Men and a Truck
    • Mark Vasquez and Heather Hill-Vasquez

    Sponsors ($250-$499)

    • Anonymous
    • Keegan-Michael Key
    • Gary D. Lichtman
    • Gary and Mary Markwardt
    • Brigette R. Murphy-Barbee and Richard Barbee

    Contributors ($100-$249)

    • Dr. Blair Anderson and Melinda Pacha
    • Mark Denham and Karen Tumblin
    • Neville D’Sousa
    • Alex & Patricia Gajewski
    • Greg Grobis
    • Tom Jensen
    • Delvin Johnston
    • Maurice Kenney
    • Dr. James Louis McDonald
    • Harriet Saperstein
    • Judith G. Shirley



    Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting us!

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33 Award Winning
56 Premieres
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