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Schwartz Center for the Arts

226 South State Street, Dover, DE 19901
1-800-778-5078 / 1-302-678-5152
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Ranked #2 of 5 activities in Dover
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The Schwartz Center for the Arts, located at 226 State Street near downtown Dover, is a beautifully restored setting for live theater, entertainment... more »
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Dover, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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Delaware City, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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Dover, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 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!

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Dover, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

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Dover, Delaware
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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

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Delaware
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Restored to it's original beauty, and a great venue for all of the shows that they schedule

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Dover, Delaware
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168 reviews 168 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Now cnoverted to a theatre. Owned by Wesley College, City of Dover. Excellent shows but check the schedule

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

I took my friend here for a concert of her choice as her birthday gift. I thought the theater was very nice. It is small, and I liked that, it felt like a very intimate venue. No matter where you sat, you had a good seat. The acoustics were wonderful. I understand that the theater had undergone a lot of... More

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