How to Avoid Overpriced Tickets - Detroit Opera

How to Avoid Overpriced Tickets

We know the feeling. You learn about a particular opera or dance performance and can’t wait to purchase a ticket to get the best seats. You do a quick Google search, and numerous ticketing websites show up at the top of the search page, more than happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, many of these ticket-sellers are third-party brokers (more colloquially known as “scalpers”), seeking to make a profit from your ticket purchase with additional costs added to the original ticket price. Worse, some of these brokers sell fake tickets, which leads to disappointed patrons who are denied entry to a performance after discovering their tickets are invalid.

Where can I buy tickets to Detroit Opera performances?

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets to our performances only at our website,; by calling us at 313-237-7464; or visiting us in person at the Detroit Opera House ticket office at 1526 Broadway Street in Detroit. For Broadway in Detroit performances (Frozen and Wicked, for example), please visit

What is Detroit Opera’s policy on broker tickets?

Detroit Opera reserves the right to deny entrance to any tickets sold through a third-party broker. In the event of a duplicate sale (due to a broker selling the same tickets through multiple websites), the seats will go to the person(s) whose name is on the account that originally purchased the tickets. Detroit Opera is not responsible for tickets purchased through third-party broker sites.

Again, we recommend purchasing tickets at, in person at our box office, or by calling us at 313-237-7464.

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