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We’re passionate about new plays. And playwrights. And making theater accessible for everyone. And making theater relevant to a modern audience. Yeah, we're passionate about a lot of things.


Our unique, “micro-theatre” venue is a hidden gem, tucked away in Ann Arbor’s bustling downtown.


We’re committed to helping develop the best new work from around the country and, at the same time, serving as a resource for Michigan writers.


Tayler Jones from the world premiere of Resisting by David Wells
(Wilde Award-Best Original Production 2018).

Our extensive connections in the new play universe allow us to promote Michigan plays to a national audience.


We have this crazy idea that theatre should be available to everyone. Our minimal expenses, shared creative space, and the support of members and full ticket purchasers make that possible.





Let's face it, finding high-quality entertainment is hard. With busy schedules, you can't afford to spend your time (your most valuable resource) sitting through a bad play. We get that.


Our team of new play experts has over 75 years of experience selecting new plays. You can count on the hottest new scripts in the country, produced in a comfortable, convenient venue in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.


What's more, Theatre NOVA is already drawing raves from critics like:

"Great things are happening at Theatre NOVA... every show has been a winner... What they do are intelligent, entertaining, and thought-provoking shows. The atmosphere of the theatre itself is rustic and authentic, the seating intimate and comfortable. If you have not yet made it to a show at The Yellow Barn, by all means, find an open date on your calendar and pencil one in." - Dan Skora, It's All Theatre


Finding high-quality entertainment that is also affordable is hard as well. For many of us, dropping $100 on theatre tickets and dinner (plus babysitting!) just isn't possible. We get that too.


That's why tickets for our shows are just $22 each and Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for every show for those who need them.


Critics and audiences alike are raving about Theatre Nova. If you've been craving high-quality theatre in Ann Arbor, you should come see what all the fuss is about. If there was a way to give you a "time back guarantee" we would. But we don't think you'll need it.


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