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Address: 226 South State Street, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 1-800-778-5078 / 1-302-678-5152
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Wonderful smaller theater

The restored Schwartz Center for the Arts is a terrific amenity for downtown Dover. It's a smaller venue with reasonably comfortable seating. I've seen music and ballet there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The restored Schwartz Center for the Arts is a terrific amenity for downtown Dover. It's a smaller venue with reasonably comfortable seating. I've seen music and ballet there and it's always a good time with nice clear views of the stage and decent acoustics.

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have seen many shows here from Children's shows to concerts, to trained dogs. they have all been fun and well worth the money. The kids had a blast at Peter Pan.

Thank Jennifer J
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great concert, small intimate venue. Only problem is they serve drinks all night and people with crappy seats drink and stand in aisles. The venue is poorly staffed to get people back in their seats, doubt I will return. Probably would be fine for a play but not good if you pay a premium for orchestra seats and have people... More 

Thank PeterCuinmaui
Dover, Delaware, United States
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I used to go to the Schwartz Center as a kid. It was the Capitol Theater then. I like the restoration job. The sound is good and I love that they have kept the vintage seating and appearance. The staff is very helpful and polite. It is a very nice intimate venue

Thank Richard V
Dover, Delaware
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Schwartz Center for the Arts was built in the early 1900s as an opera house, and as the year went on, eventually became a movie theater. This building was closed up for many years due to the lack of renovations, and was restored in the 1990s to its original glory. It is a small venue with wonderful seating and... More 

1 Thank krxggx
Delaware City, Delaware
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I visited the center with my wife to watch a play. The place is very clean and staff there is always very accommodating and pleasant. This is a nice place to attend if you’re not looking for young drama overall a classy establishment.

2 Thank djdelite
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have attended various performances at the Schwartz. We have no complaints other than the lack of sufficient ladies rooms. The ones they have get crowded very quickly during intermission.

2 Thank JamericanFriends
Dover, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The seating, acoustics, and overall decor is quite alluring. This is one of Dover's little gems!!! This theatre offers many types of entertainment, including plays...check it out, you won't be sorry!

1 Thank Will S
Dover, Delaware
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Pick up a schedule of events at the Schwartz; you are sure to find some productions to your liking. Actors are top rate and the musicians excellent. They have specials that would interest blacks and latinos and their Christmas production is always top rate.

Thank DontheBomb
Dover, Delaware
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106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This place is just the right size for Dover. Our son's graduation was held here and it was just the perfect size

2 Thank Pip1128

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