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Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-3500
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Ranked #8 of 86 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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St. Joseph, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Decatur, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a very nice place for Bravo Bravo. Very crowded. This was my first time at the venue. It was great. Inside crowd control could be better.

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went to see Elf there and it was gorgeous!! The architecture in Detroit is amazing and this place is no acceptation!! Great views from all seats and really just a fun place to have nice night out.

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Rochester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The acoustics were fantastic. My son's high school orchestra played on stage. During sound check, the sound staff made ever effort to make any changes necessary. They sounded great, even from the nose bleed seats. The staff backstage was so helpful, friendly, and welcoming. The staff told the kids they could leave their belongings back stage while we left for... More

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Michigan
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146 reviews 146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a great venue. Now remember, it's a venue. If the show isn't great, it's not the Opera House's fault (unless it's an opera), so if you come here for a concert and it sucked, or a comedian didn't make you laugh, blame them, not the theatre. There's comfortable seating, great sight lines and excellent acoustics, which is what... More

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Troy, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This old movie palace was painstakingly restored & renovated to become an opera house in the 1990's. It's a gorgeous Detroit landmark. Cheap seats are usually available in the upper levels.

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