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Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone Number: 302-475-2313
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New...
Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight Theatre. Located in historic Ardentown, DE, New Candlelight provides an all-inclusive evening of Dinner and Professional theatre in an intimate atmosphere, all for a reasonable price. Operating as a theater venue for over 75 years, the stage of this quaint barn comes alive every weekend year round and entertains thousands of theater-goers through the course of the year. While musicals are New Candlelight’s specialty, other special events such as a monthly Comedy Night, are also available offering patrons various opportunities to experience Live Theatre. Tickets are $55 for adults and include full course buffet and show. Cash bar is available as well as free parking. Children and group discount tickets are also available.
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night out with my family an freinds

went for comedy night. I can tell you I never laughed so hard. my ribs heart the next day. The buffet was finger foods wings pizza beef tips but it was very good. The staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

went for comedy night. I can tell you I never laughed so hard. my ribs heart the next day. The buffet was finger foods wings pizza beef tips but it was very good. The staff was very friendly. will defiantly go back the next time I am in town

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been to several shows here from a drag show to a classic play. The food has always been wonderful and the buffet gives everyone something to enjoy. As for views, given this is a small theater there is not a bad seat. So for a cost effective local show you can not beat this venu!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been going here for a few years. The food is great, get a dessert first they go fast. The shows are top notch. Love this place.

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Saint James, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Saw young Frankenstein, great show, well cast. Food was hot and good. Very cold day, was a bit chilly in there, especially when doors were opened to lobby. Would go back again!

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went to Candlelight (dinner) Theater for the 1st time last night to see Young Frankenstein. Had never been there before and had no idea what to expect beyond what I had read in reviews. It was delightful! It is homey, rustic, (in a barn)......warm, welcoming and very fun. If you are looking for a gourmand experience, this is not it,... More 

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The New Candlelight Theater is a great experience in dining as well as wonderful performances. Truly a unique and wonderful experience. This dinner theater is a converted barn converted into an unusual dining and theatrical performance center. The meals are buffet style and the food is home style cooking.There are many choices of food and deserts to select from. The... More 

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Stanton, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very enjoyable productions, professional and well done. Buffet style dinner with the price of the show. Good food. Cocktails available with one drink available which is based on the theme of the show. Available as cash bar. Cast of the show works as waiters and waitresses. Just a special experience.

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Wilmington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a local dinner theatre. In addition to various shows, they also offer comedy nights and other "special" nights.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have always enjoyed the performances at this "diamond in the rough", the actors are top notch but the food is just average. I was actually disappointed in the selections this time as I can't eat anything with gravies or sauces and all the meats and pasta dishes had just that on them. I would have liked to have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our first time at the Candlelight Theater and will not be our last. Loved the show, there were 2 actors and a band, all did a wonderful job telling a story. The talent was amazing and the food was so good! Thank you for a great night out!

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