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“Grand old Grand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand 1894 Opera House

Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a year-round performance schedule. Performances include stars of stage and screen, music, dance, comedy, drama and more. The Grand is also available to rent for private events. The Grand 1894 Opera House is the official Opera House of the State of Texas as designated by the 73rd legislature. As an historic site, The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided or guided tours. A fee is required for tours and guided tours require advance reservation. Group and senior rates may be available for some performances. To view The Grand's performance schedule, please visit The Grand online.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Galveston, Texas
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“Grand old Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

When I was a kid in the 50's the Grand had been turned into the State movie theater and as the years went by the poor old place just kept deteriorating. Finally wisdom was prevailed and the Grand was restored to its former glory and is now back the way I imagine it was when originally built. This is an especially good venue for any shows, concerts, etc ., because it is not too large so everyone gets a good seat (unless you get stuck behind a pillar). Well worth a visit to see your favorite artists perform on a stage where you don't need binoculars to see them.

Visited April 2012
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Duncan, Canada
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“Self Guided Tour Available”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Found out that you can do a self guided tour for only $2. Very nice to see inside this wonderful building. Just ask for the tour price at the ticket booth.

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, TX
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“Check it out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lots of history in this beautiful building. We had a guided tour with a bit extra, and hearing the history, the repairs needed after the hurricanes, and seeing the names of the people who have graced that stage was very interesting.

Visited February 2013
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Bryan, Texas
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“Elvis Tribute Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The opera house is such a fantastic venue. Just large enough to attract wonderful artists and shows but small so matter where you sit you feel close to the stage. We attend one show every year and so far have never seen the same thing. The Elvis Tribute Show was even better than we had expected. All the performers, band and dancers were excellent.

Visited February 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
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“The Ronnie Milsap Concert was Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went to the Ronnie Milsap concert on Saturday and had a great time. The Grand 1984 Opera House is a great venue for concerts because it's small and you feel like you're close to the entertainer. Because of it's age, the leg room is tight which is a little uncomfortable for tall men. This is the second time we've been to the Grand, and we plan to return. The first time we saw "A Tuna Christmas" and enjoyed it as well. It's one of the best things to do in Galveston.

Visited February 2013
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