Arts, Music & Entertainment in Detroit

Arts, Music & Entertainment in DetroitMotor City has a history of more than just vehicles. Discover the rich culture that has developed over the centuries in America’s industrial hub. Whether you are looking for an evening’s entertainment in the Detroit Theatre District, the second largest of its kind in the country, or to explore the amazing development Detroit has made in the field of contemporary arts, you are sure to have a memorable time.

Detroit Repertory Theatre
Since 1957, the Detroit Repertory Theatre has played a vital role in the local theatrical community. Presenting pioneering productions, this alternative professional theater has transformed the face of Detroit’s cultural, social and artistic scenes. Visit this intimate theater, seating 194, for an unforgettable entertainment experience.

Address: 13103 Woodrow Wilson St., Detroit, MI 48238 - MAP
Phone: (313) 868-1347
Web: www.detroitreptheatre.com

Fox Theatre
The ornate Fox Theatre stands out as one of Detroit’s most spectacular performing arts centers. Originally built as a movie palace in 1928, this enormous theater underwent a redesign in the 1980s and reemerged in the public eye as the crown jewel in the Grand Circus Park Historic District. See everything from concerts to Broadway plays in this 5,048-seat entertainment venue.

Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 596-3204
Web: www.olympiaentertainment.com

Detroit Masonic Temple
Located in the Detroit Theatre District, the Detroit Masonic Temple holds the record as the largest Masonic Temple in the world. You don’t have to be part of a Masonic organization to appreciate this magnificent piece of architecture, however. Come by the venue for various entertainment events, including concerts and Broadway plays, hosted on its 55 by 100-foot stage.

Address: 500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 832-7100
Web: themasonic.com

Redford Theatre
The historic Redford Theatre has provided entertainment to Michiganders since 1928. This attractive albeit unusual suburban playhouse draws in thousands of visitors from all over the state during its classic movie showings. See some of the best films that range from original silent pictures to the legends of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and even some cult classics of the 90s as well as organ concerts before the showings.

Address: 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit, MI 48219 - MAP
Phone: (313) 537-2560
Web: redfordtheatre.com

The Fillmore Detroit
Near the Fox Theatre, you’ll find The Fillmore Detroit. This mixed-use entertainment hotspot hosts the most popular music acts in the city, from rock and pop to blues and alternative. Immerse yourself in this musical experience at this gorgeous venue complete with cabaret-style terraced seating, a dance floor, a nostalgic rock poster wall and original Fillmore chandeliers.

Address: 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 961-5451
Web: www.thefillmoredetroit.com

Hilberry Theatre
The nation’s first and only graduate repertory theater, the Hilberry Theatre gives its audience a unique theatrical experience. See a mixture of six classic and modern plays in the cozy yet stylish open-stage theater, performed by the specially selected company of 40-45 graduate students working with a team of professional staff.

Address: 4743 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 - MAP
Phone: (313) 577-2972
Web: www.hilberry.com

City Theatre
Whether you are looking for the latest play, the hippest concert or the funniest comedy show, you’ll find it at City Theatre in the Hockeytown Café building. The former site of Second City Detroit, the current City Theatre is a small theatrical gem operated by Olympia Entertainment right in the heart of Motor City.

Address: 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 965-2222
Web: www.olympiaentertainment.com

Music Hall Center for the Performng Arts
Built in 1928 as the Wilson Theatre, the modern Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts has been a staple to the live performance industry in Detroit since its creation. The oldest continuously operating live theater in the city, this 1,700-seat entertainment venue was renovated in the 1970s and remains one of Detroit’s most vital players in the performing arts sector.

Address: 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 887-8500
Web: www.musichall.org

Gem & Century Theatres
The beautiful Gem & Century Theatres are a popular destination for private events, weddings and, of course, theatrical performances and entertainment. This large building houses two theaters, a delicious restaurant and a luxurious lobby. The two-level Gem Theatre features traditional row and aisle seating as well as stage-level cabaret tables. The smaller, more intimate Century Theatre provides a delightful cabaret atmosphere.

Address: 333 Madison Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 963-9800
Web: www.gemtheatre.com

Fisher Theatre
Inside of the awe-inspiring Fisher Building, you’ll find the elaborate Fisher Theatre. This 2,089-seat theater reflects the Art Deco style of the landmark skyscraper with its classic mid-century design. One of Detroit’s oldest live entertainment venues, this historical landmark is still going strong. In fact, it is one of the best places to see a touring Broadway production in the city!

Address: 3011 W Grand Blvd., Ste F100, Detroit, MI 48202 - MAP
Phone: (313) 872-1000
Web: www.broadwayindetroit.com

Michigan Opera Theatre
For a memorable musical experience, visit the Detroit Opera House. Home to the Michigan Opera Theatre, this lavish building offers seating for up to 2,700 guests in its finely-crafted interior. Stop by this entertainment venue for one of the many productions: five operas, five dance performances and a medley of other musical and comedic events.

Address: 1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 961-3500
Web: www.michiganopera.org

The Majestic Theatre
Enjoy live music at the Majestic Theatre, one of Detroit’s most popular historical landmarks and entertainment venues. This striking Art Deco building has been around since 1915, when it was one of the largest movie theaters in the world. Nowadays, the Majestic is separated into three distinct areas–the Majestic, the Majestic Cafe, and the Magic Stick – all of which host popular musical acts.

Address: 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 833-9700
Web: www.majesticdetroit.com

Detroit Institute of Arts
Art aficionados will not want to miss a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the most significant art collections in the country. This gigantic museum covers 658,000 square feet and features over 100 galleries filled with everything from ancient Egyptian artifacts to today’s top contemporary works.

Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 - MAP
Phone: (313) 833-7900
Web: www.dia.org

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Treat your ears to an acoustic marvel when you listen to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform. Located in Midtown’s Max M. Fisher Music Center, this symphonic orchestra has been an essential player in the world of music entertainment since 1914, and grew even more in popularity after providing accompaniments to many of Motown Record’s greatest hits.

Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 576-5111
Web: www.detroitsymphony.com

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Address: 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 832-6622
Web: www.mocadetroit.org

 

Heidelberg Project

Address: 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit, MI 48207 - MAP
Phone: (313) 267-1622
Web: www.heidelberg.org

 

Magic Stick

Address: 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 833-9700
Web: www.majesticdetroit.com