The Color Purple

Part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series


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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “a direct hit to the heart,” this joyous American Classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a GRAMMY® Award-winning score that celebrates jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to the 1983 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction by Alice Walker.

Don’t miss this stunning retelling of the inspirational story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the stirring power of the show that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

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Parking Info

Parking is available in any of the SFC parking quadrants and in Lot E-14 for this event.


Cars: $15 Day of Show, $13 Purchased with Tickets

Buses: $30
Parking for those with disabilities is available in any of the surrounding quadrants on a first come first served basis.

Circle drives are available on the East and West sides of the building for drop-off and pick-up.


Clear Bag Policy

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Student Tickets

University of Illinois students receive a $8 discount off select tickets when they purchase through their student ticketing account. Use the link below to login to your existing account or create a student ticket account if you have not purchased student tickets before.  If you have questions, contact the ticket office at 866-ILLINI-1