Detroit Area Theatres
Wayne State University's Hilberry Theatre
Hilberry Theatre is the nation's first and only graduate repertory theatre company, presenting six classic and modern plays from October to mid-May. 40-45 actors, costume, lighting, and scenic designer-technicians, stage managers, and theatre managers work under the direction of professional staff. Members of the company receive training that leads graduate degrees in acting, directing, design, or management.
Detroit's Masonic Temple is the largest building of its kind in the world. The building contains three auditoriums, and two ballrooms, and is home to many masonic organizations. The venue is used for concerts, Broadway shows, and other special events in the theatre district.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The DSO's main performance center is Orchestra Hall, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Midtown. The DSO performs all over, at free and paid events, as well as on the web during free orchestra webcasts.
Detroit Opera House
The DOH is an ornate opera house located in the city's historical district, with 2,700 seats. It is the home of the Michigan Opera Theatre, and shows include opera, dance, comedy, etc.
The Fox Theatre, built in the late 1920's, was the first movie theatre with live sound. The Fox is the top venue for Broadway shows in Detroit, and holds just over 5000 seats. Directly across from the Fox is Comerica park, home of the Detroit Tigers.
The Fillmore Detroit
Formerly known as the State Theatre, the Fillmore is located near the Fox Theatre, and hosts popular music acts and comedians.
The City Theatre
The City Theatre is a 500 seat venue located in the Hockeytown CafÃ© building downtown, and hosts concerts and plays as well as comedians.