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Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-3500
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Ranked #8 of 87 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.
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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off, the Opera House is beautiful. I went there for a performance of the Book of Mormon and was floored by how beautiful and intricate the facades were on the sides of the stage. It is an older builder that has been taken care off in very best ways possible. With that being said, I'd definitely like to see... More

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came to see a traveling Broadway show here, and it was a magnificent venue. Our seats were quite high but still had a decent view of the stage- the hallways do seem cramped and bathroom lines during intermission wrapped around but the staff were helpful and managed, the actual wait was not that long for our family. One of... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great venue for a play. Not too big and great seating. This old time gem still has what it takes to entertain a crowd. Friendly staff and beverage help, even a espresso cart. Many people attended the play the night we were there yet getting in and out was a breeze. If you have a chance to see an event... More

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Flushing, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a beautiful building. We were on the Main Floor. The acoustics were fine. Seating was good. Lines for food/drinks and the restrooms are long at intermission so be prepared. A great place to go and see a show.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just saw Book of Mormon at the DOH, first time there, got box seats for the performance. Great views but I don't think any seat is a bad one. Beautiful setting and the play was awesome. Parking was very convenient just a couple blocks away. The restaurant across the street was fun and the food was wonderful. Just a little... More

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St. Joseph, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Looks can be deceiving-- from the outside it looks like an office building but inside it is a grand, art deco venue with great acoustics and good sight lines. I doubt there is a bad seat in the house.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We have seen several operas here over the course of the last year. We saw Turadot in May!!! What a FABULOUS performance. We've been to the Met in NY and La Boheme was outstanding but this performance if Turadot rivaled that in NY. The Opera House is beautiful but not as spacious as The Met. I'm looking forward to the... More

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Troy, MIchigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw Book of Mormon there on Sunday. The restorations are beautiful. Lots of ladies bathroom rooms in the basement. Had box seats lots of leg room. Many stands for snacks and drinks.

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Sarnia, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

went to this play (book of mormons) with my fiance and family on her advice (since it was my first play and she thought it would be up my ally) and although i wasn't a huge fan of the play, this review is about the opera house, not the play that said i really enjoyed the opera house itself, the... More

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145 reviews 145 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the Detroit Opera House. The play was very funny, but if you can be offended by the lyrics and lines, you will be. The performances by the cast were really outstanding and the music was great. Very fun evening in a beautiful setting. The Opera House is an outstanding venue.

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