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Detroit: Venues

Detroit Venues: Venues Around Detroit

Below are our Detroit Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Detroit Art.
 

Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre

Detroit’s Fox Theatre is the city’s most distinguished venue for performing arts.  The Fox Building was constructed in 1928, and included a 10-story office building in addition to the opulent movie house that featured all of the blockbuster films of the day.  It was the world’s first movie theatre to feature built-in sound equipment, and is also the largest surviving theatre of the Jazz Age.

Movies were the primary fare at …more…

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in 1928 as the Wilson Theatre, the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is Detroit’s only venue built specifically to feature the performing arts.  It was created by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of John Francis Dodge, one of the founders of the Dodge automobile company.

The theatre began as a home for a local repertory theatre, and to feature touring Broadway productions.  It housed the Detroit Symphony from …more…