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Grand Opera House

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to see a show!

Love going to the Grand Opera House. Not a bad seat in there! Beautiful inside! Great place to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
marpatana3
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Wilmington, Delaware
Awesome experience

A true Wilmington treasure. We routinely go here and it’s always a great time. The building is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Russ S
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Wilmington, Delaware
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818 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801-3087
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love going to the Grand Opera House. Not a bad seat in there! Beautiful inside! Great place to see any kind of show!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marpatana3
Reviewed 6 days ago

A true Wilmington treasure. We routinely go here and it’s always a great time. The building is magnificent and truly makes it a special place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Russ S
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many events at the Grand Opera House over the years and have never been disappointed. It is truly a grand old opera house and a perfect venue for so many events. The acoustics are good, the staff is always prepared and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NWRob
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Saw the Cirque Christmas show here. The show was wonderful but they didn’t open the doors until 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, which made no sense at all, it just delayed the start of the show. The theater is very nice and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rich424
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

The party was great. Despite the fact that the building is historical , so when you're renting there is no kitchen. And because it's downtown there's no parking anywhere. The room that we rented was large so that was a good thing. And it does...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank llittleles
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Grand is a great place to see a show. Because the venue is on the smaller side, you always have a good seat and are in close proximity to the performers.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pamelaaone
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Went to a concert here. Not really any bad seat in the house. You can also purchase alcohol. Servings are a bit small but strong.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Vanetta L
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place and a Wilmington gem. It is a Victorian era opera house that was completely restored in the 1980s. It remains beautiful today. They feature a great lineup of live performances throughout the year. For the most part, the performers are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ted D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Been to the Grand to see some really awesome shows and performances! Every seat in the house is a great seat and the atmosphere is just so comfortable!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Be ready to hear some of the finest accoustics anywhere. A single violin fills the house with beautiful music. Go on line to find so many offerings from symphonic concerts to Opera. Worth the trip from Philadelphia.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reelwise
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Looking_for_Serenity
August 25, 2018|
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Response from penny0502 | Reviewed this property |
Casual. People dress in anything between jeans and dressy. Most seem to dress on the nice casual side. Nice slacks or skirt for women. Khakis and a button down for men and you will be dead center.
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jeffj31865
December 4, 2017|
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Response from E thomas H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. I am sure it is named in honor of Garret and Tatiana Copeland or one of their family members. They have been generous benefactors of the Grand
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DebZu
October 28, 2017|
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Response from richardcarvel | Reviewed this property |
The Double Tree, already mentioned, is a good choice. Also, there is usually street parking within a block or two and if you go west one block, there are some parking lots there. The area is usually well patrolled by... More
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