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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...

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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One of our top theatres!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Melissa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

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 

4 Thank RSenn
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank RLW306
Stanton, Delaware, United States
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Meg K

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