Riviera Theatre

9222 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI

Venue Info

BUILT: 1925
CLOSED: 1974

SEATING CAPACITY: 2800


Other Names

  • Grand Riviera Theatre (1925)

Trivia & History

The theatre was built in the Italian Renaissance style and looked like a palazzo with an auditorium decorated like an outdoor courtyard. The lobby boasted an elaborate grand staircase made of marble and three large windows over the front doors.
Built as a movie palace, the venue was used for stage shows from 1957 - 1962. It returned to film in 1962 and was used for rock concerts from 1969 - 1974.
It closed permanently in 1974 and sat empty until it was demolished in 1999. In August 2001, a social security office has occupied the site.

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Performance History

Gypsy (1st National Tour, 1961)
National tour
4/3/1961 - 4/15/1961
The Sound of Music (1st National Tour, 1961)
National tour
2/27/1961 - 4/1/1961
Flower Drum Song (National Tour, 1960)
National tour
5/10/1960 - 6/2/1960
The Music Man (National Tour, 1958)
National tour
3/7/1960 - 4/9/1960
The Most Happy Fella (National Tour, 1957)
National tour
12/23/1957 - 1/11/1958
My Fair Lady (National Tour, 1957)
National tour
3/25/1957 - 4/13/1957



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