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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

Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight...

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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We first visited this dinner theater many years ago and took our school aged daughter with us. We saw their production of "Nuncrackers" and it was hilarious! This past weekend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marietta L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first visited this dinner theater many years ago and took our school aged daughter with us. We saw their production of "Nuncrackers" and it was hilarious! This past weekend we returned to this venue to see their production of "Spamalot" which opened only a few days earlier. It does not disappoint!!!

Thank Marietta L
Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have enjoyed a few shows here at the New Candlelight Theatre. My wife and I just saw The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. It was hilarious and very close to the movie I have been watching for years. The buffet dinner they serve was also very good. We also had seen The Rocky Horror Show several years back... More 

Thank Msbarnett72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Candlelight theatre was incredible. It was my first time there with my husband and I bought the tickets off of Groupon for sweeney todd. We love going to theatres and this is by far one of our favorites. We arrived 20 mins before 6 which is when dinner started and my husband and I was not disappointed at all. Definitelt... More 

1 Thank Melissa S
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The food is mediocre but the comedy is great. We have been there 3 times now and every time was fun. It opens at 630 and you are taken to a table. There is a buffet of fod that is less than great. There are 2 comedians and an MC. The MC is always a waste but the comedians are... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Actors serve as waiters. Fresh Salad bar. Peel yourself shrimp. Varied hot dinner buffet. Great desserts

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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

Thank scubadave4
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!

1 Thank canecorso119
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.

Thank Andrea M
Saint James, New York
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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!

3 Thank Lisa M
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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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