Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak Music Theatre marquee.jpg
Marquee sign at the lobby entrance
Address318 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, Michigan
United States
Coordinates42°29′14″N 83°08′51″W / 42.4873°N 83.1474°W / 42.4873; -83.1474
OwnerWorldwide Entertainment, LLC
OperatorAEG Live
Current useMusic venue

Royal Oak Music Theatre is a music venue 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 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 and comedy venue 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. In July 1978 Prism recorded a live album, “Live Tonite”, at the theatre during one of their shows.

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]

View from mezzanine


There are three 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.

Comedian shows have 1500 with standing room, but 1050 with seats.


  1. ^ "Theatre History". Royal Oak Music Theatre. Archived from the original on 2015-05-11. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  2. ^ "AEG Live To Operate Royal Oak Music Theatre". 2007-01-26. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2019-05-04.

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