Lyceum Theater

Randolph Street,
Detroit, MI 48226

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Architects: John Bailey McElfatrick

Styles: Renaissance Revival

Previous Names: Grand Opera House

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Lyceum Theater sign

The Grand Opera House was built in 1886.

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sdoerr on January 8, 2004 at 8:36 pm

This theatre was already opened/or opened on Wednesday 24, 1901 so I am predicting it is currently demolished, and no info exists for it on search engines

kathy2trips on October 14, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Here is another photo showing the Lyceum from the Virtual Motor City/Wayne State University website.

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The Caption says “New Detroit Theater” and dated 5-10-1911. You can just barely make out the name on the building.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 24, 2009 at 11:08 am

There is a Lyceum Theatre listed under Detroit in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. Is it this one? There are no street addresses in this Guide. It says that the Lyceum was managed by Brady & Stair, had 2,605 seats, and had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 36 feet wide and the stage was 38 feet deep. Ticket prices ranged from 15 cents to 75 cents. Other Detroit theaters listed in the Guide were the Detroit Opera House, Whitney Grand Theatre, Capitol Square Thatre and Campbell’s Empire Theatre.

spectrum on October 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I believe both are the sme theatres. I have the Lyceum having been built in 1886, with 2,605 seats, designed by J. B. McElfatrick (who designed a lot of Boston theatres and playhouses). At one time it was also known as the Grand Opera House.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on November 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Here’s a period pictuer from, around 1904…

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