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Grand Opera House

818 North Market St., Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #3 of 43 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Rockland County, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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New Jersey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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