Safety at the Detroit Opera House Parking Center

Late Monday night a parking center customer was assaulted at the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. This is the first incident of this nature we’ve experienced at the parking center, and we express our heartfelt concern to the woman involved.

The safety of our employees, our guests and all those who use our facilities is of the utmost importance to us at Michigan Opera Theatre. We are deeply troubled by this incident and our security team is diligently working with the Detroit Police and other local security personnel to address the situation.

What we know is that an employee of a local business leaving work a little before midnight on Monday was assaulted as she was getting into her car in the parking center. She notified our security team who immediately called 911 for police and medical assistance at which time she was taken to the hospital. We were able to provide the police with video footage of the suspected assailant leaving the facility. Our understanding is that the police now have the suspect in custody.

We continue to be vigilant regarding your safety. We regularly evaluate our facilities and security and our security team is trained to assist in these types of situations. As part of our ongoing security review, several weeks ago we initiated the most recent upgrades to our video surveillance system. We are conducting a thorough investigation of this incident to determine any further security improvements that should be made.

Our parking center has dedicated 24-hour on-site security and surveillance whose first priority is the safety of all our patrons. If you ever have concerns for your safety in one of our facilities or in getting to or from your car, please contact our security staff at 313-965-4849 for assistance.

We value all of our patrons and are committed to providing the best possible experience when you visit the Detroit Opera House. If you have further questions or concerns please contact our office at 313-961-3500 and we will be happy to speak with you personally.