Performance Network Theatre is located at 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, on the southwest corner of Huron and 4th Avenue.

View a map of the short-term parking options, provided by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority.

– The parking structure located on the corner of 4th Ave. and Washington Ave. (one block south of the theatre) is available for $1.10/hour, Mondays – Saturdays, and is free on Sundays. Performance Network Theatre is not able to validate parking.
– Metered street parking is free after 6pm and all day Sunday.
– The small PNC Bank lot, located directly next to the theatre on Huron St., is free during showtimes, though it fills up quickly.
– The Washtenaw County Courthouse lot, located across from the theatre on Huron St. and 4th Ave., is free during showtimes.

Performance Network offers a selection of beer and wine at the concession stand for our members. Members are individuals who donate $65 or more each year. If you are not a member, a one-month membership can be purchased for $5.

Members can pre-order drinks to have them waiting at the concession stand for intermission.

Please support our beverage partners:
Arbor Brewing Company
Everyday Wines
Village Corner

May we suggest the following restaurants for your pre or post-show dining needs.

Arbor Brewing Company – a locally sourced brew pub located one block away.
The Blue Nile – Experience the elegance of a traditional Ethiopian Royal Feast.
The Earle – serving award-winning French and Italian country cuisine.
Logan – contemporary restaurant featuring “New American” cuisine and a great selection of boutique wines and spirits.
The Ravens Club – offering Heirloom Cuisine and Rogue Mixology in a fun, sophisticated environment.
Zingerman’s Deli – Serving up made-to-order sandwiches and an exceptional array of farmhouse cheeses, estate-bottled olive oils, varietal vinegars, smoked fish, salami and much more.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse – full-flavored, traditional, regional American foods in a down-to-earth restaurant atmosphere.

There are several hotels located in the area including:

The Dahlmann Campus Inn – Offering an unmatched convenience to downtown Ann Arbor. Located 3 blocks from the theatre.
Kensington Court – Full service hotel and conference center. Located 4.3 miles from the theatre, off I-94.
Weber’s Inn – Boutique Hotel featuring Restaurant, and Banquet & Conference centers. Located 2.4 miles from the theatre, off I-94.



This twice-yearly festival of staged readings will feature brand new works by four playwrights. Each reading will be followed by a post-show discussion with the playwright and director.

The Fireside Festival is generously underwritten by Joseph Walters.

Bronzeville Gold, by Anetria Cole
Set in 1933 Chicago, this powerful African American family saga revolves around a “gambling numbers wheel,” and a young Mississippi newcomer as he and the entire African American community chase the ever elusive American dream. Willie Jenkins a 22-year-old, African-American sharecropper wants to live the American dream but he knows that living in Tupelo, Mississippi will not afford him that opportunity. But when he meets a street numbers runner from south side Chicago named Cleveland, who promises him the “good-life,” Willie jumps on what he feels is his only escape from the south. Will he walk on “streets of gold” as Cleveland has promised him? Is Bronzeville really the land flowing with milk and honey? Or is it all just a dream?. Reserve Now!

Lines, by Jeffrey Allen Steiger
A first for Performance Network! Lines was featured in the 2010 Fireside Festival, and is being brought back after significant script changes were instituted thanks to the festival. Maybe your feedback is featured…?

Sara, a new university grievance investigator, is assigned a case that proves to be far more complicated than it appears. When a professor with a very unique expertise is accused of sexual harassment, tables turn as the investigation becomes less about “he said/she said,” and more about Sara. Lines explores the division between thoughts, feelings, and action, and whether those borders are definitive or frighteningly blurry. Reserve Now!

Look Away, by Robert Ford
After being accused of raping two white women, black teenagers Matty and Alonzo flee to a plantation home to escape a growing lynch mob. Convinced that the home’s sympathetic owners will help them avert danger, these cautious but hopeful boys revisit their past and plan their future as they await the morning sun that will bring with it their fate. Reserve Now!

Brill, by David Wells with music by Frank Allison
Set in Manhattan’s Brill Building during the summer of 1959, an aging Tin Pan Alley songwriter is forced to confront the inevitability of rock and roll when a young woman — with a guitar and aspirations of her own — shares his office. Directed by Carla Milarch, featuring Phil Powers and Sarah Leahy. Reserve Now!

Performance Network Theatre is a member of the National New Play Network, an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays for the American theatre. PNT has been a member since 2001 and is the only Michigan constituent.


Michigan is home to hundreds of Broadway quality actors that choose to live and work right here. Performance Network, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre, pairs their talent with the hottest plays available, produced with imaginative sets and costumes, in our intimate downtown space. Winning more awards and nominations for 5 years running, PNT leads the region in artistic quality. With a wide variety of musicals, comedies, dramas, Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winners, Performance Network is proud to be Michigan’s premier professional Theatre.

Not sure how to get to the Performance Network Theatre? Don’t know where to park? Don’t worry we have everything you need to plan your trip from directions to local restaurant recommendations ready for you.