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GREEK THEATRE
Venue: Cranbrook House & Gardens
Location: West of the main parking lot
Marcus Burrowes, 1915

Cranbrook has one of the few outdoor Greek-style theatres in the country. The semicircle of stone seats 400 people for performances. George Booth designed the general layout of the theater and had the architect Marcus Burrowes finalize the plan. The reflecting pool was originally the family swimming pool. The bronze sculpture at the end of the pool is “Persephone,” goddess of fertility, by Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks.

Today, the theatre is used for performances by St. Dunstan’s Theater Guild of Cranbrook, Cranbrook Academy of Art graduation ceremonies, and the Cranbrook Theater School during the summer. 

Photograph by Colton Graub, CS '13.