City Opera House Policies:

Children Policy: Infants and newborns are not permitted. Everyone attending must have a ticket and be able to sit in a seat. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted unless otherwise advertised. Parents will be asked to remove their child/children if they are causing disruptions or are unable to sit quietly.

Cameras & Recording Devices: Cameras and other recording devices (audio, video and still) are not permitted in the auditorium and may be confiscated if used during a performance. If brought into the facility, cameras may be checked in at the Hayden Box Office in the main entrance. Photos taken by camera phones may be deleted by City Opera House ushers or staff. Patrons repeatedly taking photos or recording may have the recordings deleted and be asked to leave.

Cell Phone and Personal Electronic Device Policy: The use of cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited. Cellular phones and other devices can cause distractions to performers and other patrons and will be confiscated.  Please turn all devices off! Placing phones on vibrate is not sufficient, the vibration will be amplified with the acoustics of the City Opera House and can disrupt the performance.

Seating Policy: Every effort is made to start performances at the announced hour unless there is an unavoidable delay. For the consideration of our patrons and performers, anyone arriving while a performance is in progress will be seated only at times designated by the artist and their management. Late arriving patrons may be directed to seats in the rear of the auditorium until intermission.

Smoking: City Opera House is a non-smoking, tobacco free facility.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT: City Opera House prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.  

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Squirrel Nut Zippers and Davina & The Vagabonds

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Squirrel Nut Zippers and Davina & The Vagabonds

Squirrel Nut Zippers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hot, with their unique musical flavor - Delta blues, Gypsy jazz, 30s swing & more. Stirring up the national scene with high-energy shows, level A musicianship Davina & The Vagabonds defy categorization.

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SquirrelNutZippers 01/19/2018 08:00pm

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine and Bigfoot

Presented by City Opera House and KB Productions

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine and Bigfoot

For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made.

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Reserved Seats Kathleen Madigan 01/27/2018 08:00pm

An Evening with Peter Heller

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Peter Heller

Meet national bestselling author Peter Heller, whose adventures as river guide, pilot, logger, and fisherman shine through his prose.

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This event was made possible by our sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Student 18 and younger
Peter Heller 02/02/2018 07:00pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Two of the worlds most celebrated fiddlers return with an explosive celebration which infuses their traditional Celtic heritage with their taste for contemporary.

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Natalie MacMaster & D. Leahy 02/10/2018 08:00pm

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz

The Birdland All-Stars new ensemble provides an unforgettable musical event, setting the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra.

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Birdland All Stars/Tommy Igoe 02/25/2018 07:00pm

Go, Dog. Go!

Parallel 45 Theatre presents

Go, Dog. Go!

Do you like my hat? Yes, we do! Everyones favorite dogs come to life in this high-energy theatrical experience inspired by P.D. Eastmans classic childrens book.

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General Admission Go Dog Go 1 03/04/2018 01:30pm
General Admission Go Dog Go 2 03/04/2018 04:00pm

Jim Hawley: Remembering Dan Fogelberg

Chocolate Lady Productions, LLC presents

Jim Hawley: Remembering Dan Fogelberg

Jim Hawley is no stranger to Traverse City audiences. His performances of original music and many classic favorites have embroidered him into the hearts of loyal followers here in his adopted hometown.

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Jim Hawley 03/08/2018 07:30pm

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is a poet, activist, mother, and professor. Her fiery voice has informed our national consciousness, while her spiritual gifts as healer and sage have charmed our hearts.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor Traverse, Northern Michigans Magazine; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Nikki Giovanni 03/09/2018 07:00pm

The Manhattan Transfer

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

The Manhattan Transfer

Winners of 10 Grammy Awards, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard, as one of the worlds greatest and most innovative vocal groups.

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Manhattan Transfer 03/16/2018

An Evening with Anna Quindlen

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Anna Quindlen

Meet Anna Quindlen, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times and #1 New York Times bestselling author, whose books have sold more than one million copies.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor Boomerang Catapult; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Reserved Seat - Includes Book Anna Quindlen 03/25/2018 07:00pm

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National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Drew Philp

Meet author and journalist Drew Philp, who at age 23, decided to help fix Detroit by rebuilding a decrepit house in the inner city.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor Odom Reusable Building Materials; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Drew Philp 04/11/2018 07:00pm

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk are the leading soloists of their generation.

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Nicola Benedetti Trio 04/12/2018 07:30pm

Traverse City Chocolate Festival 2018

Chocolate Lady Productions, LLC presents

Traverse City Chocolate Festival 2018

Has it really been nine years of chocolate in April in Traverse City? You bet it has! Thats a lot of chocolate! The TC Chocolate Festival gets better every year. Come be a part of the largest chocolate festival in Michigan.

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TC-Chocolate Festival 1 04/15/2018 11:30am
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Youth 12 and younger
TC-Chocolate Festival 2 04/15/2018 02:30pm

Rodney Crowell

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Rodney Crowell

Dont miss a night of Americana music with two-time Grammy award-winner, Rodney Crowell. Americana music at its best.

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Reserved Tickets RodneyCrowell 04/16/2018 07:30pm

The Moth Mainstage

City Opera House and Interlochen Public Radio

The Moth Mainstage

A celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.

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The Moth 04/20/2018 08:00pm

An Evening with Eileen McNamara

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Eileen McNamara

Meet Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara whose new book celebrates Eunice Kennedy, founder of the Special Olympics and a tireless advocate of disabled children and adults.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor BrickWays Foundation; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Eileen McNamara 04/25/2018 07:00pm

An Evening with Samantha Irby

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Samantha Irby

Audience discretion is advised for comedian and New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby, famous for her uproarious and popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor Up North Pride; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Samantha Irby 05/11/2018 07:00pm

An Evening with David Grann

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with David Grann

Dont miss David Grann, a New York Times bestselling author and staff writer for the New Yorker magazine.

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This event was made possible by our sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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David Grann 05/17/2018 07:00pm

 An Evening with Anita Shreve

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Anita Shreve

Meet Anita Shreve, one of Americas most popular authors. Anitas 15 novels have sold more than 6 million copies, including The Pilots Wife, an international bestseller.

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This event was made possible by our event underwriters Robert and Anne Tucker; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Anita Shreve 05/22/2018 07:00pm

An Evening with Richard Russo

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Richard Russo

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Richard Russo will talk about The Destiny Thief, his first collection of personal essays.

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This event was made possible by our event underwriters Wayne and Terry Lobdell; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Richard Russo 06/08/2018 07:00pm

An Evening with Adriana Trigiani

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Adriana Trigiani

Meet larger-than-life Adriana Trigiani, author of sixteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemakers Wife.

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This event was made possible by our event sponsor Bay Supply and Marketing; sustaining sponsor Cordia; season sponsor Traverse City Eye; and supported by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsors: Interlochen Public Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Co., Northern Express, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and WNMC.


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Adriani Trigiani 07/13/2018 07:00pm

Disneys THE LION KING

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Disneys THE LION KING

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

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Broadway Bound! packages at MSU's Wharton Center for Performing Arts are part of the Auto-Owners Insurance Performing Arts At City Opera House is made possible in part by our generous sponsors.


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Public LION KING-Bus to Broadway 07/14/2018 02:00pm


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