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Grand Opera House

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Address: 818 North Market St., Wilmington, DE
Phone Number: 302-652-1179
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Beautiful building, lots of history

Staff were so welcoming. Beautiful old building, lots of history. In an area that is being redeveloped and regenerating town

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Staff were so welcoming. Beautiful old building, lots of history. In an area that is being redeveloped and regenerating town

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Galloway, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My daughter and I attended a concert here and it was great!! The staff is very friendly and the venue was very nice. Very convienent to restaurants. Would definetly go here again.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Such a little gem of a place. Mrs. M and I have seen several concerts here and we always have a wonderful time. The volunteers are friendly and everywhere you look you meet a couple more. Here's a tip, make a dinner reservation at Pochi's and have a great meal before the show. It's only two blocks away. Not much... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Secreted away in an upper gallery of the opera house, is an exquisite display of Etruscan and Greco Roman art recovered by Italy's version of the FBI. For the past 100 years, The GUARDIA DI FINANZA ART RECOVERY TEAM has worked tirelessly to track down these incredibly delicate and intricately designed pieces - statuary, pottery, jewelry, household items - many... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is an old venue. Seats are old and somewhat narrow. We sat in row A. Had a great view of the stage and the performers, just a bit crowded. People were allowed to bring drinks into the viewing area.. there were several people around us that were a bit tipsy, and the smell of alcohol was prevalent. Lewis was... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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449 reviews 449 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,171 helpful votes 1,171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was an email from VisitWilmingtonDE.com that prompted a six-day trip to this area. The email was about the special exhibit “Treasures & Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team” and promised tales of ruthless grave-robbers, high-tech counterfeiters, international smuggling from Italy to London’s famous auction houses, and some of the world’s finest art museums involved with art dating back to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very friendly Staff! Everyone was very sweet and helpful. Smaller inside than expected but Very Nice & Clean. Wish the seats had more leg room and I'm only 5'6". We will return to see more concerts if it's one we want to see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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