Theater & Shows in Hamtramck

Dramatic or Comedic Play with Champagne at Detroit Repertory Theatre Through June 28 (Up to 55% Off)

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit Repertory Theatre

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Dark comedy about work relations, exploration of racial inequality, poignant story of two unlikely housemates, or 9/11 drama

$44 $20

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Windsor Comedy Festival at Chrysler Theater on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 30% Off)

Windsor Comedy Festival

Chrysler Theater

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Second annual comedy festival praised by “CBC News” features Comedy Central vet and Canadian Comedy Award nominee

C$60 C$42

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Eastpointe Manor

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two or Four with Bottomless Popcorn at Laffs Inc Comedy Club (Up to 69% Off)

Laffs Inc Comedy Club

Laffs Inc Comedy Club

See touring comics from around the country and hit TV shows; upcoming performers include Jason Benci and Rich Vos

$40.66 $15

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Standup Show for Two with One Appetizer at Funny Bone Comedy Club Through March 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

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National comedy-club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

$39.99 $20

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Comedy Show for Two with Appetizers and Drinks at the Holly Hotel (Up to 53% Off)

Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

$64 $30

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The Comedy Zone Revue Friday or Saturday Show for One or Two at The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew (Up to 43% Off)

The Comedy Zone Revue

The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew

Nationally touring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central and late-night TV take to the stage as fans dine and drink

$15 $9

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Although the Detroit Repertory Theatre packs plenty of laugh-grabbers and tear-jerkers into each season, its artists have more on their minds than just entertaining theatergoers. The actors, playwrights, producers, and directors of the Repertory want to unite all Metropolitan Detroit communities under a banner of creativity. It's a lofty ambition, but the theater hasn't lost focus on that goal since it first opened in 1957. As the oldest alternative professional theater company in the state, it prides itself on having weathered storms economic, social, and literal, and continues to produce four shows a year that remind audiences of the power of live performance.

Those shows often feature scripts from the most promising talents in the Midwest, and aim to be as thought-provoking as they are engaging. The theater follows practices of ethnicity- and gender-blind casting whenever possible, ensuring that the people on stage represent the range of people in the audience. And that dedication to community extends beyond the footlights?the theater welcomes play submissions from local writers, and displays pieces from Michigan artists in the lobby.

13103 Woodrow Wilson St.
Detroit,
MI
US

The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.

3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

Since 1963, more than two million guests that have passed through the Hilberry Theatre and been inspired by the passion and portrayal of the human condition they have seen on stage. Every year, audiences at the Hilberry laugh, cry, engage, question, applaud and cheer.

4743 Cass Avenue
Detroit,
MI
US

Since 1936, the historic Gem Theatre has moved movie lovers to laughter and tears with films in an elegant, comfortable single-screen vintage theater. Peruse current showtimes and choose a first-run film, which may include a romantic romp, a superhero adventure, an independent feature, or Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo. Guests pick up their sodas and popcorn at the concessions stand in the carpeted lobby, whose ornate table lamps cast soft light on potted plants and flowers. In the red and gold 916-seat amphitheater, upholstered floor seats beckon audience members and balcony perches provide a sky-high view behind marbled wood rails. Before the film, guests watch wrought-iron vines curl around colorful birds in sculptures flanking the screen. Sumptuous gold curtains hide the big screen until showtime, allowing staff members to finish reenacting each film’s climactic scene in private.

333 Madison St
Detroit,
MI
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During its 20th season of socially engaging theater in southwest Detroit, Matrix Theatre Company continues to create challenging and visually compelling work that includes the community it calls home. The year of six plays begins with Southwest Story (October 14–November 13), a Detroit take on the story of Romeo and Juliet that explores the conflict between African-American and Latino cultures but fails to solve the mystery of how Shakespeare kept his goatee so pointy.

2730 Bagley St
Detroit,
MI
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Fox Theatre, originally opened in 1929, has long been established as a venue for legendary performances, earning induction into the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Domed entryways, walls lined with pastoral murals, intricate chandeliers, and a palette of brilliant gold and crimson hint at the venue's Moorish influences, which eclectically clash with the ordered lines of its Gothic exterior.

2211 Woodward Ave.
Detroit,
MI
US