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Detroit Opera House History and Tour

Tour guides will be taking us on a behind the scenes tour of the Detroit Opera House, all the while covering the history of one of the city's most important cultural institutions. Afterwards, we'll be treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres and cash bars. DOH's own mixologist will be on hand to craft some amazing cocktails for us.

*IMPORTANT DETAILS*
-The fee is $18 per person. That includes $10 for the tour and $8 for the hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar.
-You must pay at the time you RSVP yes. We will be using Paypal to collect the fees.
-If you RSVP'd yes, but your plans change, please update your RSVP status as soon as possible. Also, please send me, Melissa, a message through this website. That way I'll be able to process your refund.
-I'll be shutting down the RSVPs at 9 pm on January 14, 2013. After that refunds will not be available.
-Parking will be available in the DOH parking structure. It costs $5. Street parking will also be available.

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  • Mark C.

    Our tour guide was informative, personable, and entertaining. Loved the building. Looking forward to a similar event. Detroit Parade Company anyone?

    1 · January 18, 2014

    • Barbara R.

      A tour of the Detroit parade Company would be an extremely fun event... I'm in....

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • MarkH

    Amazing Building! I wasn't aware that in the lobby facing Broadway, they have a chandelier from the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (where the Empire State Building is now).

    January 18, 2014

  • Tami

    Fun, interesting and memorable tour! Thank you Melissa, Brian and the Detroit Opera House for the opportunity to see the 'up close and personal side' of the Detroit Opera House. Bravo!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Sue E.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the behind-the-scenes tour of the beautiful Opera House. Big Thanks to my group's tour guides - Dave, Henry & Randy! I look forward to the next event!

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Chuck

    I really enjoy this group. There is so much history in the city and it is nice to see it with a group. Melissa; nice to meet you and thanks!

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, wonderfully done

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Barbara R.

    The Detroit Opera House Tour was fabulous. I had no idea that this was the former location of the Michigan Palace. The appetizers and drinks were quite yummy....Thanks for organizing a very fun evening.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Jen

    Wonderful evening! Loved getting to see the behind-the-scenes areas of the Opera House. Tasty eats and drinks, too.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Clarice

    sorry couldn't make it after 3 hour commute after work

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much for an excellent tour! We had a wonderful time. :-)

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Melissa has the golden touch. Another phenomenal event. Thanks for all the effort to make this happen and for patiently dealing with snow issues.

    3 · January 17, 2014

  • Karen M.

    What a wonderful event! Definitely worth the drive. Didn't expect to see as much of the opera house as we did. Great tour. Thank you.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • ed

    AWESOME EVENT!!! Thx Melissa for organizing!! Great Job!!

    3 · January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My tour guide was excellent. Excellent cocktails and the appetizers were good.

    January 16, 2014

  • Anne

    Sorry,weather was too bad to drive all the way downtown. Hope you will do it again in good weather.

    January 16, 2014

  • Craig R.

    Stayed warm and at home on the Very Far Upper East Side this snowy night - glad to see ten bucks of the 18 went to the DOH. Hope the guests AND the catering staff enjoy .....

    Till next and better time ......

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to make tonight because of the snow

    January 16, 2014

  • John V.

    Still coming. Won't get there until 8:20 or so. I'll be offline now.

    January 16, 2014

  • Jenny

    Im not able,to make,it in this mess. Wasnt able to change rsvp for some reason. Sorry

    January 16, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    I won't be attending because of the weather, but I can't seem to update my rsvp...

    January 16, 2014

  • Melissa L.

    Just spoke to DOH, we're going to get started around 7:30 to give people stuck in traffic time to get here.

    January 16, 2014

  • Melissa L.

    For those asking about tickets, there weren't any emailed or mailed out. Basically you can come if you paid.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Chuck

    Dead stopped on 75 n 94 car in park take lodge to Bagle yif possible

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Deb E.

      I've been stuck on this damn on ramp to 75 for 15 minutes and barely have moved - would've been good info 30 min ago! Haha

      January 16, 2014

  • Deb E.

    I never received tickets- I assumed there was a list..???

    January 16, 2014

  • Katie

    I'm stuck in traffic and I forgot my tickets at work. I have the meetup page on my phone showing I paid. Is that good enough?

    January 16, 2014

  • Scott J

    4 of us are also on the way but will most likely be late

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are on our way, but will be late because of traffic from Ann Arbor. Is there someone that can help us find the group?

    January 16, 2014

  • John V.

    Due to road conditions will be 30 to 50 minutes late. Already paid, can we still get in?

    January 16, 2014

  • Melissa L.

    @Fred. Sorry Fred, but the DOH didn't say they would cancel in case of poor weather. If we do cancel, that means I'd be out the cost.

    January 16, 2014

  • Fred S.

    Is there a rain check available ? Really wanted to do this tour In driving home 20 mins ago was a real challenge. xways full of spin-outs. Coming from Western shrub's will take 1.5 - 2hrs , so I am late already

    January 16, 2014

  • Jane T.

    Is it possible to postpone. The condition on the roads is not good. I'd like to rearrange attendance if possible

    January 16, 2014

    • Melissa L.

      Sorry Jane, the DOH people are still expecting us. They have tour guides, bartenders and caterers waiting for us.

      January 16, 2014

  • Deb E.

    Are cameras allowed?

    January 16, 2014

    • Melissa L.

      That topic wasn't covered when I planned this with the DOH people. You can bring your camera and ask the tour guide.

      January 16, 2014

  • Tony

    I'll be there! Harnessing the dogs up right now. See y'all soon! Mush! (whip sound) Mush!

    January 16, 2014

  • Melissa L.

    Whoa, hold on everyone! The tour has NOT been cancelled. We are still on for tonight.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm looking forward to a beautiful walk from home to the opera house. Downtown Detroit is gorgeous in the snow--if you don't have the stress of driving :~)

      January 16, 2014

  • Fred S.

    if cancelled - how will you notify attendees text or other?

    January 16, 2014

  • Lori S.

    Was looking forward to coming to this, but no way I'll make it in time from where I am with the roads like this! Hopefully I can come to another event as the group sounds fun and interesting..

    January 16, 2014

  • Deb E.

    Sounds like its questionable...??

    January 16, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Just want to make sure we are still on for tonight?

    January 16, 2014

  • Deb E.

    Let me know if going to be canceled as I am coming from out a bit too

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a long drive from the outer 'burbs, and the roads are bad. Staying home. Was looking forward to this, too.

    January 16, 2014

  • Elaina F.

    Is there still room to attend?

    January 16, 2014

    • Melissa L.

      There were a couple last minute cancellations, so there is still room. You can pay me at the event if you want.

      January 16, 2014

  • Chuck

    If anyone wants to carpool, I'm leaving from Southfield.

    January 15, 2014

  • Susan H.

    Would have loved this event! But getting ready to take my only kid back to college this weekend! Am looking forward to future events!

    January 15, 2014

  • Katie

    Is it possible to purchase two more tickets? I did not know that the number of people capped out at 100, otherwise I would have bought all the tickets at the same time.

    January 14, 2014

    • Melissa L.

      I apologize Katie, but I've already sent the final head count to the DOH. You can RSVP yes and be wait-listed. If anyone drops out between now and 9 pm tonight you'll be bumped up. For next time, check out the right hand column on the event page. That always has the number of spots available.

      January 14, 2014

    • Katie

      OK, thank you for the info.

      January 15, 2014

  • Craig R.

    DOH is a big place - where therein do we meet?
    I assume we park in the garage next door - any fee?

    January 14, 2014

    • Melissa L.

      It costs $5 to park at the DOH garage. We can meet in the lobby.

      January 14, 2014

  • Jackie

    Can't make this one, but am looking forward to other opportunities.

    January 14, 2014

  • Mike U.

    Sorry, I can't make this one..

    January 11, 2014

  • Melissa L.

    No problem Chandra!

    November 29, 2013

    • Melissa L.

      You should be able to purchase more tickets when you change your RSVP on Meetup.

      December 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately, when I change the RSVP the page is not prompting me to pay (only changing the number of invites listed).

      December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Can I RSVP and purchase tickets for more than +2?

    November 26, 2013

    • Melissa L.

      I'm so sorry about that Chandra. For some reason, Meetup didn't save the change the first time. I tried fixing it again, so hopefully it'll work now. Please let me if it continues to give you problems. If it still being difficult, I'll make sure that 9 spaces are set aside for you.

      November 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much for your help! I was able to purchase the tickets for a total of 10. We're looking forward to it. :)

      November 28, 2013

  • Craig R.

    Certainly one the Grandest rescues bringing Old Detroit into the 21st Century - great tour opportunity, especially for this former "theatrician" who originally trained in a 1922 "hemp house."

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Christine F.

      Sounds like you have an interesting "story" Craig!

      November 18, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Detroit Opera House History and Tour

Refunds offered if:

  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: The RSVP section will be closed at 9 pm on January 14, 2013. After that, no refunds will be available.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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