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Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-3500
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Ranked #6 of 70 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.
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Owner description: The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The theater has amazing architecture details. It is just mind blowing! Along with the Fox theater it is the most flamboyant place in Detroit! I' ve been there multiple time and every time I go there, I m amazed. You can dress up as fancy as possible! The facility has weird bathroom design so be early for the performance if... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

During a walking tour of the great Detroit movie palaces of the 1920s and 30s, we had the opportunity to take an extensive tour of this grand theatre. It was designed by the renewed theater architect C. Howard Krane - and the details represent the classics. Details, a stage now used for opera and theatrical productions that is one of... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of our favorite Sunday afternoon destinations is the elegant historic Detroit Opera House ... 90 minutes prior to the performance senior rush tickets are available. We saw an "Elektrifying" opera "Elektra" by Richard Strauss for $60 per person & sat in box seats, first row. The energetic informative pre-talk by Dr. Wallace Peace, a college professor greatly enhances the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We saw an opera there and it was fantastic. It's a restored old theater and they have done a very nice job in the restoration. It was a great place and the little cafe there was good too.

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Watsonville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Opera House of Detroit is a jewel of the city filled with the brilliant history of music in this city. It has always been one of Detroit's most shining example of cultural richness .

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a wonderful visit, memorable time. This is not something that I would do everyday but something to check off my bucket list.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is always an incredible experience to be at the Detroit Opera House while experiencing a bit of Detroit history in the elegant setting while viewing and incredible play, ballet, or chorus. It is always a special evening!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Make sure you arrive early to any event at the Opera House so you have time to tour the building - a magnificent piece of architecture

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Windsor,Ontario,
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a gorgeous old restored and refreshed grand theatre. Wonderful venue for Michigan Opera Theatre and visiting ballets. Sound in operas is perfect. One could imagine one were in a grand theatre in Paris but it is Detroit a City with so much to offer. P.S. Men's washrooms are a tough stair climb for some of our older folks.

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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