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Detroit Opera House

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Address: 1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2196
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The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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Always good to visit an old friend

My wife and I saw the Phantom of the Opera here a few days ago. I remember going there when it was the old Broadway Capitol Theater in the 50's and 60's. After it's restoration... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I saw the Phantom of the Opera here a few days ago. I remember going there when it was the old Broadway Capitol Theater in the 50's and 60's. After it's restoration several years ago it now appears in like new condition. The seats are relative comfortable and the view of the house is stunning with all... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for a matinee performance on Sunday afternoon during the Thanksgiving weekend. Since it was a special matinee performance, there were art & crafts, peppermint ice cream, reindeer rides & Santa visits for children. Before the show began, it was very festive and busy, which was pretty cool! I've came to the Detroit Opera House before for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The opera house is beautiful. I enjoyed myself. BUT... The seat aisles are narrow, which meant someone's knees were digging into the back of my husbands chair all evening. Apparently employees do not clean between shows because under our seats were leftover food items - a half eaten bucket of popcorn and a half empty bottle of water. While waiting... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was very excited for the opportunity to go see Phantom of the Opera at the Detroit opera house tonight. The theater is beautiful, ut very tight and cramped in every area. The little cafe inside was very pleasant along with the staff inside, they were all very friendly and courteous. However the rest of the staff of the theater... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here multiple times over the years. I recently went to see The Phantom of the Opera with friends. I sat with my friend who is in a power wheelchair. All seating for people in wheelchairs is in one section accessed by Aisle III on the main floor. There is room for 3-4 wheelchairs and seats for one companion... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Place is absolutely beautiful and restored nicely. Tickets are a bit overpriced. I found it to be extremely understaffed with super long lines to get in, to use the restrooms, to move in the narrow hallway. A few more guest services staff that are willing to help and direct would make the experience more enjoyable. Shows were of high... More 

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West Bloomfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the amazing New tour of the Phantom Of The Opera. The Detroit Opera is a most beautiful place! What a great venue to enjoy fantastic Broadway show. The place is amazing as a beautiful building

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The theatre is nice. Small public spaces and the seating area didn't open until 30 minutes prior to curtain. Decent experience nothing extraordinary

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Our son's graduation from Wayne State Law School took place here and I could not have imagined a better venue for such an event. It was our first time to set foot in this building and we were favorably impressed with the architectural splendor that we found. It took one back to a past time when artistic details and grand... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I never have been to an opera before, been to musicals. This was a modern opera in English, but I still could not understand them. Luckily there were teleprompters that listed the words being sung. They do not have microphones for the cast, and I had a hard time also actually hearing the singers over the live orchestra. I paid... More 

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