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Grand Opera House

818 North Market St., Wilmington, DE
302-652-1179
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 18, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

attended a concert in the baby grand..the orchestra sized hall..the building itself is magnificent..hard to believe it has stood so long...the visual view matched the acoustics...the intimacy of the atmosphere enhanced the sounds of the musician's on stage...no neck craning...seats are situated so everyone has a good view...guests came into the theater carrying cups...not restricted to the lobby or bar... More

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delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

All seats seem to have a great view of the stage. The seats are comfortable; a little more room then some theaters. Staff was friendly. There a several beverage/bar stations; reasonably priced & drinks are allowed in the theater. Park at the double tree hotel for only $3!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There are no bad seats in this opera house. Enjoyed this acappella group on PBS television and jumped at the chance to see them in person. Sold out show. The acoustics are fabulous and the show fantastic.

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Malone, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was just an average place but seating was quite comfortable and the place was clean especially the restrooms. Our only complaint was that due to another function going on we were not permitted to exit out the rear door , which we came in through and which was right across from our hotel; so we had to walk around... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is really no bad seat in the venue. Small and quaint with excellent acoustics. Very personable. Staff is very nice and helpful

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

First time there. Saw Willie Nelson. Beautifully restored theatre. The outside is as impressive as the inside. The balcony has beautiful gilded work and the ceiling is covered with various figures and scenes. It is a small theater so the atmosphere is great inside. All the seats looked good with no one too far away from the stage. We will... More

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Philadelphia area
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258 reviews 258 reviews
74 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We just saw Willie Nelson there, and loved the place. This is the first of our new subscription events--and we were please that the subscription includes vouchers for nearby parking garages. We go to many theaters, and never have we seen the practice of leaving the performance to purchase a beer/wine/other beverages to bring into the theater with you. It's... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Grand old building, worth a look. Didn't see a show there, just stopped by for a look. It's in the middle of "downtown", parking is hard to find, well it was for us who had never been there before.

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Rockland County, NY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The theater is old but in great condition and it is beautiful. We had great seats in the balcony, which is shaped like a "U". I think you could see very well from any seat. The staff is mostly volunteers. We had no trouble finding the theater and parking on weekends or after 6 pm is easy to find and... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went here for a concert and it was beautiful absolutely georgics . I would for sure recommend it for anyone going to a concert here it is fairly hard to find if you don't know the area so allow yourself some time to get acquainted with the area before your event

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