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New Candlelight Theatre

2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
302-475-2313
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Dinner Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This a fabulous high energy show at the theater now through May 11, 2014. It is excellent. Sarah Spangenberg is excellent as Reno in her debut. Can she belt out the songs. Conner McAndrews is also fabulous as Lord Evelyn. The food is very good too. All the actors are excellent and you would think you are at a Broadway... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This venue is not to be missed. I have had the pleasure of enjoying the shows for the past three seasons. You can not beat the price , dinner and a great show,The cast is fab! The food is good, and plentiful. Every show is so well done. I drive 90 miles each way.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love this place. The shows are always top notch and there is never a bad seat in the house. The food is good too. The actors are also the waiters so it's fun to talk to them about the show. The people here are always very nice. I've been to this dinner theater several times and have enjoyed it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We are transplants here. We went to the dinner theatre, four of us, to see Forever Plaid. The theatre (barn?) is old and smallish. The Play was great!! Being that it is small the tables are shared. Two other couples were seated with us at our table, but it worked out fine. I didn't expect that. The food was good,... More

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Eat a little dinner, see a show. The actors serve drinks and special desserts making the experience more personal. This is a cozy, friendly theater with good quality performances. Enjoy!

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Bear, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I kind of fell upon New Candlelight Theater by accident for a comedy night. Loved that show and decided to try a play (Bye Bye Birdie) which I didn't think my husband would go for. I think he liked it more than I did and I loved it. Have seen almost every play since then including Putnam... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My 1st time to the Candlelight Theatre and it was great! I was very surprised how big it was on the inside, not a bad seat in house. The people are nice as well as we shared a table with a couple that were married for 25 years and went there to celebrate. The servers were very good even with... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Food is terrible. Shows used to be great old warhorses. I don't know what they think they are doing now.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

You can't beat the value of a delicious buffet meal and almost a broadway caliber musical performance for just $55. YOu have to pay twice that just for a broadway show in NYC and you don't even get anything to eat. We love the cozy barn atmosphere too. Legally Blonde musical was awesome. What great fun. We've seen about 8... More

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