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Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone Number: 302-475-2313
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10:00 am - 5:00 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
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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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Great local theatre and dinners. Great entertainment. Nice choice of plays on annual basis

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
nrgrobman
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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!!!

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Actors serve as waiters. Fresh Salad bar. Peel yourself shrimp. Varied hot dinner buffet. Great desserts

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

went for comedy night. I can tell you I never laughed so hard. my ribs heart the next day. The buffet was finger foods wings pizza beef tips but it was very good. The staff was very friendly. will defiantly go back the next time I am in town

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