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Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-3500
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Ranked #6 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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Watsonville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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238 reviews 238 reviews
135 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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