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Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810-4000
Phone Number: 302-475-2313
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight...

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.

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Awesome show!

I took our group of 50 senior citizens and the production of "Hairspray" was absolutely fabulous! Don't think this is small town production - voices were spectacular - should be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Angela H
Plattsburgh, New York
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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took our group of 50 senior citizens and the production of "Hairspray" was absolutely fabulous! Don't think this is small town production - voices were spectacular - should be in NYC! Food buffet was great, service was great! Take the time to stop and see shows at this dinner theatre - you won't be sorry you did.

Thank Angela H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I recently took our grandchildren to Candlelight to see the Music Man. They had never been to a live musical production before so I went holding my breath that they would make it to intermission. The look on their faces was priceless. The food is OK but being served by a member of the cast and seeing them later on... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I love local theatre. Good parking. I live nearby. I go to see plays regularly. Great entertainment for the whole family. Musicals too.

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south jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We saw Arsnic and Old Lace. The venue is rustic but cool. The buffet was plentiful and above the quality you often get on a buffet. Good shrimp and excellent salmon served that night. Many of the servers are also the performers which gives the experience a nice homey feel. Our server was not particularly attentive, but the rest of... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

We were going for Spamalot, but decided to go for two nights in a row since we were in the area. The first night was Comedy Night that they only have once a month. The second night was Spamalot and the cast did an excellent job! It's a must see whether you're a fan of Monty Python or not! I... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I had seen some advertising previously and had been curious so when an offer came around I purchased tickets for "Spamalot" discounted at about half price plus processing fee through Goldstar. It was worth every penny and then some! I would absolutely recommend visiting this venue and plan on returning to see another show in the future. My boyfriend and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

We first visited this dinner theater many years ago and took our school aged daughter with us. We saw their production of "Nuncrackers" and it was hilarious! This past weekend we returned to this venue to see their production of "Spamalot" which opened only a few days earlier. It does not disappoint!!!

Thank Marietta L
Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have enjoyed a few shows here at the New Candlelight Theatre. My wife and I just saw The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. It was hilarious and very close to the movie I have been watching for years. The buffet dinner they serve was also very good. We also had seen The Rocky Horror Show several years back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Candlelight theatre was incredible. It was my first time there with my husband and I bought the tickets off of Groupon for sweeney todd. We love going to theatres and this is by far one of our favorites. We arrived 20 mins before 6 which is when dinner started and my husband and I was not disappointed at all. Definitelt... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

The food is mediocre but the comedy is great. We have been there 3 times now and every time was fun. It opens at 630 and you are taken to a table. There is a buffet of fod that is less than great. There are 2 comedians and an MC. The MC is always a waste but the comedians are... More 


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