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Detroit Opera House

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Address: 1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2196
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+1 313-961-3500

The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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I've been here a few times. Concerts and plays. It is beautiful, the sound is great. I wish they would book more rock concerts here, i would go all the time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times. Concerts and plays. It is beautiful, the sound is great. I wish they would book more rock concerts here, i would go all the time.

Thank Randy F
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

I have been to many performances here and they have all been wonderful! Ushers are kind, professional, and gracious. Operas, Broadway musicals, and dance events are breathtaking with the lighting and orchestra. Arrive early for downtown Detroit parking.

Thank Shannon C
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

My husband & I went to see the Lion King. A childhood dream! I teared up three times from excitement. We were fortunate to get inexpensive front row! tickets. Inside the opera house is gorgeous. Loved it. All the employees were friendly and helpful. I hope to return to see another show.

Thank Shanna M
Ortonville, Michigan
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Had left in plenty of time for Common Ground Dance Company only to discover gridlock with those attending the Monster Trucks at the Ford. Unbelievable!! And because my sister had the tickets and parking voucher, we finally parked at Eastern Market and drove the other car to the Opera House garage with the voucher. Stress, nightmare and horrible planning or... More 

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

The venue is absolutely beautiful. Lovely chandeliers and decor. Seats were less than comfortable though. They are very small and i am not a large person, but it is hard to cross your legs while sitting in the seat. Lion King was awesome!

Thank TravelLover985
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife saw Lion King years ago in Vegas, so when we saw that the Lion King was coming to Detroit we wanted to take our kids. We got there early and I am glad we did. We met an usher while we were waiting to be seated. I just asked him "How old is the Detroit Opera... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We saw the Lion King this past Saturday at 1 pm. The theatre was beautiful. This was our 1st visit and we will be back. Lion King the costumes were fantastic. The music and acting were great. It was a wonderful play. There were many children in attendance, each well behaved. To witness their delight was an added bonus. At... More 

Thank Scott M
AuGres, United States
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

I would recommend this theater to anyone especially if you live 100 or more miles away from it. It is a beautiful place to just admire and the people who work there are exceptionally friendly and helpful. It seems so large and overwhelming but once you are there and walk around it is very simple and so, so beautiful. I... More 

Thank 257connieo
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Saw The Lion King Feb. 16. Had accidentally ordered tickets for Wed. Feb. 15 which we discover about 5 minutes before getting there from Lansing. The box office was exceptionally helpful in getting us tickets for that night and were able to seat the three of us together. Because our view was partially blocked and usher noticed us doing a... More 

Thank Nancy D
Jackson, MI
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Attended a showing of The Lion King on a Thursday evening. Completely full house but the only time it was noticed was during intermission and at the end. The main hallway is just not large enough (especially with the carts in there for food and merchandise) to make a smooth exit. Staff was wonderful and super helpful, always patient and... More 

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