Upgrading The Fisher Theatre

Detroit’s Fisher Theatre is expected to go dark for about six months beginning in February as it undergoes a much needed $3.5 million renovation, pending a final approval of architectural plans.

The proposed makeover would improve backstage amenities, add restrooms and increase the auditorium’s seating capacity, according to the Detroit News.

The Nederlander Co. would foot the bill for the venue’s renovation, as a presenter of the "Broadway in Detroit" theatrical series.

The project is expected to continue into November. Other plans call for a backstage tech upgrade, dressing room expansion, added party rental space and an increase in capacity from 2,100 seats to about 2,400.

Final approval of the plan is expected to be made in January.