Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Royal Oak Music Theatre
Address 318 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°29′14″N 83°08′51″W / 42.4873°N 83.1474°W / 42.4873; -83.1474
Owner Worldwide Entertainment, LLC
Operator AEG Live
Capacity 1700
Current use music venue
Opened 1928
Website
www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

The Royal Oak Music Theatre is a music venue theatre, located at 318 W. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan. It was built as a vaudeville theatre and opened in 1928.[1]

History and usage[edit]

The theater was opened in 1928, by entrepreneur John H. Kunsky. Originally opening to serve as a movie theater, in 1978,the theater that had now been closed, was reopened as a concert venue live music and comedy by Detroit native and concert promoter;Paul Stanley of PS Productions. The very first concert was Maria Muldaur and Martin Mull on April 2, 1978. The second concert was billed as 'The Martins are coming' starred Martin Mull and Steve Martin for $5.50 a ticket, and the third concert featured a new act; Hall & Oates.

It was privately owned until being purchased in 2004 by Worldwide Entertainment, LLC, then Off Broadway and musicals were brought as forms of entertainment into the venue. AEG Live began operating the theatre in 2007.[2]

Capacity[edit]

There are 3 set ups available at the theater with a maximum capacity of 1700; general admission, cabaret, and theatre. General admission holds up to 1700 patrons, cabaret holds 782, seating 562 on the main floor and 200 in the mezzanine, and the theatre set up holds 1000, 718 on the floor and 282 in the mezzanine.[3]

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