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“Lots of fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Royal Oak Music Theatre
Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Royal Oak
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Highland, Michigan
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224 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have had many great times at the ROMT, great local bands, friends and some beverages. This venue allows you to get close to the action, or slip in the corner and disappear.

Thank Justin W
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Marine City, Michigan
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Kathleen Madigan Show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Easy parking 1 block away, very neat old place, just the right venue for a comedy show. The chairs are folding plastic chairs so not great for a long period of time, but for the 1 1/2 hour show we were OK. The have a bar which is very busy before the show starts, so you might want to get 2 drinks from the beginning. They asked everyone to stay seated during the show and keep off the phone, this was great as we were at a concert the night before and people all around us were texting and face booking, very annoying. Would go again as the size is just right for an intimate show, and Royal Oak has hundreds of great places to eat after the show.

Visited May 2013
Thank stewyvette
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Franklin, Tennessee
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average old theatre, very poor acoustics!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Saw a band there recently that is known for awesome sound, but left extremely disappointed. Sound engineer with the band had to pump up the volume to compensate for the massive echoing. At that point 1/4 of the people walked out. Should have some benches or bar stools on the main floor for those who purchase standing room only. Would not see a show here again.

Visited April 2013
Thank MrTNashville
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Old place still has life in it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

It's been awhile since I last rocked it out at the RMT - a long while. Things have changed. They took out the seats awhile ago and now it's either standing room or they have plastic folding chairs with bar stools in the last row of each section. So it's not the best or most comfortable place, but it works. I might think twice about seeing a comedy show there though - you'd have to sit a really long time. Sitting on those chairs for more than an hour is killer on the backside. Also you have to find your own seat - not a lot of staff around. Depending on the crowd, that could be a problem. I also heard a lot of complaints about 9 dollar cans of beer - apparently the only choice in the "bar" - other than water and soft drinks.

On the plus side, it's easy to find, parking is super accessable, the box office staff was super helpful, and the ticket price was reasonable because you aren't paying for a lot of bells and whistles. It's a bit of a cave, but that works well for music. Lots of good resturants to visit before or after. The location really is fantastic for planning a night out. It is what it is - mid-size venue for entertainment purposes.

Visited February 2013
Thank Laurie S
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Northville, Michigan
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92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good place to catch a show.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have seen a few shows at this venue. Parking was easy to find. Acoustics we pretty good. Only down side was the process of getting in to the theater took a long time and it was freezing out. Theater is surrounded located in nice town with plenty of good restaurants.

Visited January 2013
Thank Zdemsky
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