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Detroit Opera House

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Address: 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313-961-3500
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The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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Beautiful Interior but uncomfortable seating.

This is a beautiful theater but the 2 things it lacks are comfortable seating and poor concession choices. If your paying $100 plus for a seat then offer something more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Will M
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful theater but the 2 things it lacks are comfortable seating and poor concession choices. If your paying $100 plus for a seat then offer something more comfortable then a park bench comfort. You felt like your at a cheap airline seating, hard and jammed right next to each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to see Newsies and knew the show would be great, but I loved the friendly opera house staff. They were helpful, knowledge, and truly seemed to enjoy their work. Plus, seeing the beauty of this already gorgeous building during the holidays was wonderful.

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Thank Laura H
Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Get there early to really take in the detail of the building. So many beautiful elements from the columns to the staircase to the Faberge egg in the ceiling. This building will take your breath away!

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Thank Suzy M
Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I seen THE Nutcracker here the other day. The whole experience was magical. We where greated by reindeer at the front. Which is amazing to see reindeer on the street downtown Detroit. Then you walk into this building that would revile any opulent building in Europe. The spared no expense when designing this beautiful building from the grand staircase, the... More 

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Thank Becca M
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I've visited this fabulous house several times over many years and enjoy it every time that I attend. The location is in the heart of Detroit and within walking distance to some decent restaurants. There is a parking structure across the street for easy access. The acoustics are great. Traffic flow inside of the lobby can be challenging. I hope... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Have seen many shows here. The venue is gorgeous and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Detail and architecture is amazing.

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Thank MichiganMom71
Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We attended a wedding at the Detroit Opera House. It was a beautiful venue. The staff was super attentive. We have attended performances previously, but a wedding at the Opera House was incredibly special!

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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have only been to one show at this venue. (John Mellencamp on June 10/15) so I am giving it 3 stars rather than 2 since this review is based on only one experience. The good: The venue is beautiful. The seats are comfortable. The staff is friendly. The bad: There was very little crowd control during the concert. I... More 

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Thank HRK1963
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I went here to see WICKED and the show was awesome . The sound was great and everything was wonderful. From what I saw of the Opera house (I came with a school group and we arrived about 20 minutes before the show started and left as soon as the show ended) it was very nice and the paintings on... More 

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Thank Haylee W
Westland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love this building but the inability to walk from one side to the other inside the building drives me crazy. I hate that I have to go outside, walk halfway around the building, and go in another door. This is one of the dumbest designs I've ever seen. If the stage is not in use you can cut across... More 

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