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Detroit Opera House

Address: 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313-961-3500
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Ranked #8 of 52 Activities in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I attended the musical, Wicked. The seats we had were great, the show was great and the venue was decorated very nicely. The biggest problem was the bathrooms and the size of the lobby. As a few others have pointed out here, the lobby was entirely too small for the venue. Navigating through there was ridiculous. Way... More 

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Great Northwest
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful experience. Attended one of the last performances of "Wicked" before it moved on. Parking in the adjacent structure was excellent. Be sure to book it when you buy tickets. Stay together as it is easy to get separated. Traffic was a non-issue. Got off I-375 and in two minutes were in the parking structure. Leaving was the same except... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to Wicked this past weekend (Wicked was outstanding by the way) and had an enjoyable experience. We had purchased box seats which I would highly recommend. The seats, the sound and the experience of the show was fabulous. The cons: the lot next to the theater had no accommodation for handicapped parking, so we needed to pay the... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I just seen Wicked at the Detroit Opera House - The building and Decor is beautiful however the People Traffic is beyond terrible - this building is not set up to handle large crowds at one time - I felt like we where in a cattle heard more than anything. The only thought I had going through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were gifted WICKED tickets by our children for Christmas because they knew we had wanted to see it for a while. We weren't familiar with the Opera house but we were very impressed when we arrived. Parking garage directly across the street was very convenient and the staff very pleasant. The building was older but nicely maintained. It was... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very historic attraction in Detroit. Sound is extremely good. The seating, although padded is somewhat cramped. The facilities (bathrooms) are few and the lines are long. Not an easy venue to maneuver around in, but an experience worth trying. Even the last row of seats is not bad viewing.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We went to see Madame Butterfly. Seats in mezzanine were perfect vantage point. For those of us who need to read the subtitles of operas, the upper level seats are best. The opera house also offers a good variety of productions beyond opera. Tickets can be a bit pricey. However, they do offer student pricing for high school and college... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am (almost) always impressed by the productions hosted at the Detroit Opera House--whether they are dance productions, full-blown operas, or the Broadway musical fare. The ticket prices range from very fair (the 2014 opera/dance season tickets were extremely reasonable) to ridiculous ($150-$197 for the 2nd National Tour of Wicked--a scaled down version of a scaled down tour, yikes!!) and... More 

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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Just went to see "Wicked" here, the play was amazing and the seats weren't bad. Would've liked to have gotten a little closer, ( the climb to the mezzanine wasn't the greatest). The inside of the building was beautiful! All in all, a good experience.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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