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New Candlelight Theatre

Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone Number: 302-475-2313
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Ranked #1 of 25 Activities in Wilmington
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities

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Stanton, Delaware, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The dinner part of the dinner theatre was fair..plenty of food, but mostly just ok. It was fun having the actors as waiters...they were all lovely. The show was fun...not broadway caliber, but enjoyable.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Musical program offered by the waiters and waitresses. Such talented young people. Very varied program. Holiday songs sung individiually and in groups. Good dancing. Family atmosphere. Nice selection of food at the dinner buffet.

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