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The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.
1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2196
+1 313-961-3500
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All reviews the lion king during intermission beautiful venue last row balcony seats great place to see a show main floor parking structure enter the building across the street lobby area right next door historic building great seats art deco comerica park performance
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Detroit Opera House is a lovely historic building. The decor is interesting and lovely. A performance of Wicked at the Detroit Opera House was my opportunity to enjoy this lovely building. The opera house is easily accessible with public transportation if needed. A variety of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie F
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Loved the show Wicked, but the place leaves room to grow. There is no where to be before or between acts of the show. People just piled into the small hall like lobby

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank soccergirlStLouis_Mo
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Detroit Opera House was a wonderful example of vintage architecture and decor. I have to confess I love old buildings because of the detailing that just doesn't happen today. Once you enter the Opera House, it's like you step back in time to before...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Marianne M
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The Detroit Opera House does a wonderful job of offering opportunities for classic and modern art to shine in a city known for the arts. We have attended shows here for over a decade, and we've never been disappointed by the quality of the performances...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel_Marie_Be
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My sisters, daughter and I went to see Wicked at this venue. It was my first time there. It was beautiful. The show was amazing. The staff were very helpful in assisting people to the right place and their seats. What is lacking, as it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 123Wren
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Spent the evening at the Detroit Opera House with my mother. We went to see Wicked. The opera house is in downtown Detroit and it is so easy to get to and to park. The establishment itself is opulent! We enjoyed a cocktail in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and a wonderful place to see a show. But be advised that the stairs are steep, limited bathrooms and only 1 elevator. If you have limited mobility stay on main floor for seating.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved seeing Wicked here in Detroit! Staff was helpful and friendly. Hall was a bit crowded before the show—hard to get to and from the bathroom and to get drinks. I would return here for another show!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeneeo
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue! Very friendly staff and they are very talented at intermission with getting everyone through the bathroom line and back to their seats. Sound and visuals were wonderful. Seats are decently comfy and I cannot think of a bad thing to say.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jaureliak
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a Group of friends to see the show Wicked. This is a small venue and basically every seat in the house looked pretty good to me. I was in row AA on the right side walking into the room. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from SherylL_8780 | Reviewed this property |
I had hip replacement on both of my hips and I was perfectly comfortable!
August 15, 2018|
Response from I3736GCmichellem |
I guess it would depend on time of day you were planning on going. Rusted crow is great. Basically anywhere in Greektown although santorini is my favorite. For awesome brunch dime store is great. Hockeytown. Chelis.
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Best restaurants around Detroit Opera House (7 Replies)
Hello! My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon, and we will be going to a matinee' show of the Lion King at the Detroit Opera House. I would like to take him to a nice, yummy lunch before the show. Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations? Prefereably somewhere within walking distance to the Opera House so we only have to park once. (The show will be on a Saturday.) Thank you in advance for your help!
November 29, 2007|
Response fromAddieBee|
What kind of food do you like? And do you have a budget? I can think of a few places off the top of my head: The Century Grille in the Century Theatre Vicente's Cuban Cuisine Small Plates Detroit Breakfast House Fishbones (In Greektown) The Woodward - may not be open for Sat. lunch Mosaic (Greektown) Alley Grille in the Greektown Casino There is Da Eduardo's, it's a little farther to walk and it may not be open for lunch on a Saturday. Seldom Blues in the Renaissance Center...More
Ontario, Canada
Detroit Opera House seating. let me know; thanks (4 Replies)
Hi there am thinking of seeing Wicked when it's in Detroit and wondering what the best seats are at the Detroit Opera House. I am a big theatre & Wicked fan and like to be as close as possible. What's available for the date I want to go to is the back of the Orchestra & the Balcony. What is the view like of the stage from the back of the Orchestra? Are there any obstructions such as poles? Does being beneath the balconies affect the view? Also what is the view like from the...More
November 05, 2008|
Response fromCitylights|
The "best seat" in any theatre is a matter of opinion. How far back on the main floor are the seats? From the rear, you can't see the top of the proscenium, so you wouldn't be able to see some of the flying sequences. The Opera House has no poles or internal obstructions. Row AA of the balcony hangs approximately over row M of the orchestra and balcony row F is roughly about row Z of orchestra.
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Detroit Opera House (16 Replies)
I'm considering attending a concert in late June at the Detroit Opera House. Although I've been there several times, I'm not very familiar with downtown Detroit, other than knowing that I certainly don't want to make a wrong turn in certain areas. What's the surrounding neighborhood like? Is it safe? Is it walkable at night? Are there any good hotels close that are walkable? I'd prefer not to drive once there, as with most big cities parking is not inexpensive. Thanks in advance for any local...More
February 12, 2012|
Response fromgobluegirl|
The area around the Opera House is a nice area. There are plenty of bars and restaurants and you’re not too far from Comerica Park and Ford Field. The Hilton Garden Inn would be closest to the Opera House. You could also check Greektown Casino Hotel and the Athenaeum as they are fairly close. I spend a lot of time in that area and I wouldn’t spend time there if I didn’t feel safe. In addition to the hotels there are some really good restaurants in the area as well……..Detroit Seafood Market,...More