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New Candlelight Theatre

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Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone Number: 302-475-2313
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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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Enjoyed it and will go again!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was planning on seeing my sister and nephew at a Summer arts camp production of Hairspray Jr. in Wilmington Delaware. The trip to the place did not do much in helping fan the flames of expectations. So I can truthfully tell you how really pleasing and pleasant the entire day was. My nephews performance was outstanding, and the professional... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I love this place and try to get there at least once a year, sometimes twice.. Everything about it is great. The ambience, the food, the entertainment..Simple, if you haven't been yet, you have to go..

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been here many times over the years and this dinner theater keeps getting better. The food is incredibly delicious, the drinks are potent and the plays nearly outshine Broadway in their productions. Anything Goes in May was one of the best plays I've seen in my life and I lived in New York City for 25 years! A true... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Dinner and show at a great price! Attending 20 years and'seeing the transformation from a barebones theater to a venue worthy of great reviews,this amateur theather will hive you a great night's entertainmemt. And...the dinner buffet is consistent,plentiful and you will be wowed with the dessert table. Seating is within close proximity to the stage for'live action and, oh my,... More 

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