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“This Opera House is Indeed Grand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand 1894 Opera House

Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Ranked #4 of 52 Activities in Galveston
Type: Operas, Performances
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Galveston Island, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“This Opera House is Indeed Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Grand Opera House is absolutely gorgeous inside. You enter through a huge arched mason alcove, impressive enough but inside...The main room is spectacular! Balcony seating, floor seating, not a bad seat in the entire house! The acoustics are phenomenal! We saw the orchestra perform there and we were just overwhelmed! The tickets are very reasonable, and you feel like royalty sitting in this virtual museum. You can see everything very well, close-up, and clearly, AND hear everything clearly from EVERY seat in the house. Stop by when you have the chance. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Visited June 2013
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Sweetwater, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Grand Evening at the Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I had never been there before but at a friend's urging we drove from Dallas for some musical entertainment. My friend selected seats upstairs and we were not disappointed. There is a warning at the box office that some seats are slightly obstructed but I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. It was a wonderful performance. The ushers were so kind. The building is both interesting and comfortable.

Visited November 2012
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Houston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Always makes for a great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We have been going to The Grand for over 20 years now. It is small enough so that there really aren't any bad seats. Parking is easy, tickets to shows are reasonable, lots of nice restaurants all around for a dinner and show evening. They have school performances for field trips also.

Visited March 2013
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Harker Heights, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great opera house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stumbled across this beauty after having lunch. We wanted to have a looks and for 2 bucks you won't be disappointed. Every seat in this opera house is a good seat. The tickets are very reasonable as well.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Architecture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We walked by here and my husband commented on the arch outside and we decided to go inside. Only cost $2/person to do a self-guided tour. The building is beautiful. We happened to be there when no one else was around, so we were able to take photos sitting in the balcony seats for our album. Overall, enjoyed the photo opportunity and would visit here again.

Visited May 2013
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