Fisher Theatre Tickets

Fisher Theatre
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Fisher Theatre

Before taking your seats at the Fisher Theatre let us give you a little background on this Detroit landmark. It was opened in 1928 as a movie house and vaudeville theatre. True to its origins, the Fisher Theatre was a fancy place, even sporting a pond for visitors to feed goldfish. Somewhat unusually for Detroit the owners chose a Mexican theme, with live birds flying around and foliage from south of the border. As an escape from the toils of the Depression, the seats of the Fisher Theatre acted as a refuge for the hardworking citizens of Detroit.

But hard times hit in the 50’s and the Fisher Theatre faced the prospect of closing its doors. Enter the Nederlander family. D. T. Nederlander was the scion of a wealthy cigar maker in Detroit. He had become involved in the theater in New York, and in Detroit, he ran the Detroit Opera House and a number of other popular Detroit theatres, booking vaudeville acts like Al Jolson, Bette Davis, and the Ziegfield Follies. Nederlander re-designed the Fisher Theatre to accommodate live theatre, reduced the seating chart to make the Fisher Theatre a more intimate setting, and created a new life for the failing venue.

After over 40 years of live performances, the Fisher Theatre is a part of the history of Detroit. Generations have taken their seats in the Fisher Theatre to enjoy live performances from actors ranging from Mary Martin to Molly Ringwald. As one of Detroit’s most active venues, seats in the Fisher Theatre are still favorites with visitors and the citizens of Detroit alike.

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