City Theatre

City Theatre


One of Detroit’s small theater gems, the intimate City Theatre is located in The District Detroit inside Hockeytown Cafe, next to the fabulous Fox Theatre. This 430-seat theater has the unique atmosphere of an off-Broadway house right in the heart of the Motor City and hosts concerts, plays, comedy shows and more.

ADA Information

If you would like to request accessible seating for a performance, please call 313-471-3211.

Food & Beverage

The City Theatre is located inside Hockeytown Cafe. Click here to view the menu and bar options.

Special Event Contacts

Click here for addtional information regarding hosting a special event at the City Theatre or call 313-471-3333 to speak with a representative.

Contact The City Theatre

Ticketmaster –  800.745.3000
Hockeytown Cafe – 313.965.9500
Box Office – 313.471.3465
Handicap Seating/Special Needs – 313.471.3211
Event Emergency – 313.471.6490
Security/Lost & Found – 313.471.6490
Special Events – 313.471.3333
Suite Services – 313.471.3235
Group Sales – 313.471.3099
General Information – 313.471.3200
Tours – 313.471.6677


The lobby of the City Theatre opens in conjunction with Hockeytown Café; the City Theatre opens for seating thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled event time.

LATE ARRIVAL: Select performances prohibit late seating; therefore, please allow adequate time to arrive at the theatre and find your appropriate seats. It is recommended guests plan to be seated at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled show time. Once a performance has begun, guests may be seated in an alternate location – or not seated – until an appropriate interval in the performance. This policy will be implemented and adjusted as necessary to minimize disruption to select performances.

CAMERAS, TABLETS, AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDERS: Generally, cameras, tablets, audio recorders and video recorders are not permitted in the City Theatre; this policy, however, is altered to accommodate the preference of the artist. To inquire if cameras, tablets, audio or video recorders are permitted for a particular event, please contact us at 313.471.3200.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: Items prohibited in the City Theatre include – but are not limited to – weapons (this includes weapons accompanied by a valid CPL permit), aerosol cans (hair spray, mace, pepper spray, etc.), outside food & beverage, pocket knives, utility tools, laser light pointers, bottles, cans, large bags and coolers. The City Theatre reserves the right to expand or modify the items prohibited at any time.

LOST AND FOUND: All found items are submitted to our Corporate Security Department following the event; please contact 313.471.6490 to inquire.

BARRIER-FREE: Barrier-free seating locations and restrooms are provided; please advise the box office of any special needs or seating requirements when ordering tickets. To order Accessible Seating tickets, please call our Accessible Seating Voicemail System at 313.471.3211 and follow the prompts.

FIRE EXITS: Fire exits are indicated by lighted, red signs; please use the exit nearest your seat for the shortest route out of the theater.

CELLULAR PHONES: Please refrain from utilizing cellular phones in the Auditorium.

CONTACTING A PATRON: The City Theatre does not have a paging system; in the event of an emergency, please contact the Corporate Security Department at 313.471.6490 with the name and seating location of the patron you are attempting to contact.

ATM: An ATM is located in the basement level of Hockeytown Café.

FOX PARKING STRUCTURE: The Fox Parking Structure is located between Woodward Avenue and Park Street, just south of I-75 (Fisher Freeway.) Entrances are on the Fisher Freeway service drive and Montcalm Street; the 1,100 car parking tower is well lit, secure and includes ample accessible parking locations (accessible parking spaces are adjacent to the glass elevators on all eight levels.)

FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food is not permitted in the City Theatre: Beverages are permitted in the Auditorium for all events unless explicitly indicated otherwise.  Bars are located within Hockeytown Café for beverage purchases.

ELEVATORS: The elevators to the restroom level of Hockeytown Café are located just outside the theatre adjacent to the Merchandise Stand.

RESTROOMS: Restrooms – included barrier-free restrooms – are located in the lower level of Hockeytown Café.

SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited inside the City Theatre; designated smoking areas are located outside the building.