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Grand Opera House

818 North Market St., Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #3 of 41 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Most recent review
- Apr 7, 2014
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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The Grand Opera House is a beautifully restored building with excellent acoustics. My wife and I went to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Grand this past weekend and admired the venue as much as we enjoyed the show. There really is no bad seat in the house and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Drinks are available for... More

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Suburban Philadelphia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We've been to The Grand many times in the past for musical performances (Chris Botti, Jimmy Smith, Nestor Torres, etc.), but haven't been here for the past couple years. On Friday we attended The Hit Men concert, featuring five musicians, two of whom had played with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. All five guys were probably in the 50-60... More

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Pretty theatre that attracts a lot of the "B" traveling talent. Great sight lines. No real close by parking. Park at the Doubletree and walk three blocks.

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Newark, Delaware
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I recently attended a concert here. It's been years since I've been here, but it just seems as though the place is timeless. So much history, and the architecture is enough to keep you amazed. Obviously, I can't rate your personal reason for being there. We went for a Moe. concert, and I can't say enough good things about the... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed a doo wop show in this intimate setting. Have been here before and find the easy nearby parking and nice staff at the theatre very inviting.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Grand is exactly as described. The opera house has been in Wilmington for decades and underwent a total refurbishing 10(?) years back. Restored to it's old glory, it is the site best suited for it's original use, Opera. Opera Delaware has, usually, three offerings per year with professional leads and chorus consisting of singers from local community groups. I... More

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205 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have been to a couple of shows here, with the last being the Alton Brown The Edible Inevitable Tour on February 12th, 2014. We really enjoyed the show. The sound was pretty good and lighting was good. The staff were all friendly. Ushers showed us to our seats. They have nice clean restrooms and 2 small refreshment stands (Note:... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Attended a concert at the Grand Opera House last night. My wife and I had not been there before. The exterior lighting gave the front façade the look of a small imperial venue in St. Petersburg. The interior foyer continued the illusion: the wall treatments, the height of the ceiling, the elegant scrolling. The décor of the main theater was... More

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29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

There are really no bad seats, so even if you are in the top rows of the balcony, acoustics are great and you can take your opera glasses or small binoculars for close ups of performers periodically. We've been going for 25 years and have seen some great performances - sometimes the same ones en route to or having just... More

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This Grand Old Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware Hosts Many Cultural Events. There is no such thing as a bad seat. The size and layout of this opera house is perfect. No nose bleeds here, you are up close and personal. We attended several nostalgic Doo Wop performances as well as a great Chinese Drummers performance. I would highly recommend... More

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