Grand Opera House
Grand Opera House
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Catbabe
Wilmington, DE170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I want to start by saying that the Baby Grand is one of my favorite places to see music. I like that it is a small venue, and the seats are comfortable. The past two times we've been to The Grand, it has been so HOT inside although both of our last two shows were in the winter. They need to turn the heat way down. I would imagine that their sponsors and donors would rather their donations go towards other improvements and not the electric/gas bill.
Written March 14, 2023
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Jackie L
Lewes, DE200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I loved being back in this theatre again. The performance was Fiddler on the Roof and it was exceptional! The new carpeting, seats, and paint are just lovely. the seats seem a little wider, but don't quote me on that! I loved the experience.
Written June 14, 2022
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Jim M
Delaware83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A very nice place to see a show. Was surprised where they seated us based on attendance. My wife and I both were disappointed in the show and left at intermission.
I was also disappointed that I purchased parking and found it was a distance away and found a lot just a little way from front entrance. Gave higher rating based on theater.
Written January 29, 2020
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SEK65
Wilmington, DE323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Grand is a great venue. They have a pretty good seat layout. Almost every seat has a view of the stage, there are a few that have a partial obstruction from the columns. If there is a show here you want to see, definitely don’t hesitate. Only negative is parking in Wilmington is not great.
Written October 4, 2020
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JadeDogwood
Milford, DE45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
A Nice small venue for shows. Easy parking at the Doubletree and other places with restaurants nearby.
Written October 6, 2017
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH11,899 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
It was an email from VisitWilmingtonDE.com that prompted a six-day trip to this area. The email was about the special exhibit “Treasures & Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team” and promised tales of ruthless grave-robbers, high-tech counterfeiters, international smuggling from Italy to London’s famous auction houses, and some of the world’s finest art museums involved with art dating back to the time of the Etruscans. This would be the only showing in the United Sates and only from October 3rd to December 21st. It was presented by the International Council of Delaware and held at the Grand Opera House.

I went on a Saturday and arrived just before the noontime opening. It turned out to be a well-timed visit for me and four folks from New Jersey. An Italian professor was meeting a group of archaeology students from nearby West Chester University along with their professor for a private tour. We were allowed to join the group.

The exhibition was upstairs in a secured gallery under armed guard.

The tour was very interesting. Many of the pieces were real, but there were also many counterfeits. On several occasions, we were asked to guess: real or fake?

One tale was of a potter who had a professional radiologist as his partner in crime. He’d make the pottery, and the radiologist would “age” it with radiation. They were managing to fool even the art experts at the auction houses and museums. But, with the amount of pottery coming up for auction, the Art Recovery Team became suspicious. The potter was followed. One night, he and his partner were caught in the act radiating new pottery. Game over!

One outstanding highlight of this exhibition was "Hercules and Hydra," one of only the few surviving neck-amphora attributed to Lysippides, the famed Greek painter of the 6th Century BC, whose art was traded throughout Italy for small fortunes.

Each ancient ceramic, mosaic, pieces of jewelry, and statue had a story not only of the time of its creation but also of its theft and recovery by the unrelenting agents of the Gruppo Tutela Patrimonio Archeologico (Protection of Archaeological Heritage Group), the Art Recovery Team group of the Guardia di Finanza (Guard of Finance) which is Italy's national law enforcement agency tasked with fighting financial crime and recovering stolen art and artifacts.

Seeing the priceless pieces in this exhibition was well worth the special trip Wilmington. The exhibition lived up to the expectations built up by the advance publicity.

Of course, there were other attractions in Delaware and Maryland I wanted to see during the height of fall foliage season, so the trip went together nicely.

I highly recommend this exhibit for those who can get there before it ends on December 21st. It is well worth the $15.00 adult admission.

The Grand Opera House is wheelchair accessible. There's an elevator to get up to the second floor gallery.

Across from the Grand Opera House is Olympic Subs, Steaks & Deli which is open from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM weekdays, 7:45 AM to 6:30 PM on Friday, and 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. It’s one of those places that doesn’t look like much but has good food. It's a very good place to have lunch. The menu has a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, subs, wraps, and steak sandwiches. There are vegetarian items, too.

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Written November 21, 2014
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knewks
Conshohocken, PA106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Great theater in downtown Wilmington . Family and I have attended numerous shows at the Grand , and it truly has fantastic acoustics . The theater has been restored meticulously and it is tops on our pick to attend a show .
Written November 2, 2017
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kwitsil
Wilmington, DE101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is a hidden gem. Many larger acts perform in Wilmington midweek between shows in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The cheapest seat here is better than most in larger venues! And watch online for last minute deals.
Written October 2, 2017
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David M
Wilmington, United States23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
I felt comfortable parking and walking to the Grand. Once inside I enjoyed the atmosphere of the venue. The stage is at the right level and the sounds are great through out. I would go back in a second.
Written February 14, 2017
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Ryan W
Wilmington, DE112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
When you want to really enjoy music or theater in a friendly and intimate atmosphere, go the the Grand! I prefer it to many of the larger more prestigious halls in Philadelphia!

Almost every seat ives you a direct view of the stage, and the Mezzanine Balcony is still super.

The staff are most helpful and you can even get a libation prior to the performance or during intermission!
Written March 22, 2015
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