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Address: 2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a...

The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a year-round performance schedule. Performances include stars of stage and screen, music, dance, comedy, drama and more. The Grand is also available to rent for private events. The Grand 1894 Opera House is the official Opera House of the State of Texas as designated by the 73rd legislature.

As an historic site, The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided or guided tours. A fee is required for tours and guided tours require advance reservation. Group and senior rates may be available for some performances.

To view The Grand's performance schedule, please visit The Grand online.

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Beautiful, Historical and very Grand!!

My husband and I love the shows and entertainment while visiting a very historical part of Galveston. We would rather visit here than go to Houston. Check the website for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PattiA155
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Texas City, Texas
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Texas City, Texas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love the shows and entertainment while visiting a very historical part of Galveston. We would rather visit here than go to Houston. Check the website for current events. Please be aware that some seating has obstructed views and the seats are small, too.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Opera House to see Jeannie Robertson. The theater is very nice. The only issue is that the seats are very tight. If you can swing the cost, I would get one of the boxes off the to sides. The sound is very good and you have a good sight line from pretty much every seat.

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Richmond, Texas (near Houston)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw Chris Botti here last year (May 2015 wasn't a choice below but I forgot to review- it was the end of school and teachers are crazy then - LOL) and it reminds me of the concert halls in London - great acoustics, smaller, more intimate. Bonus- they have "grown up sippy cups" so we were allowed to take... More 

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a Christmas show here and just loved it. Also did the self tour which I loved.. It is a beautiful building and you should see a show there.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan in advance because the shows & other productions are always popular, especially during the summer and holidays. The venue is a historical gem. It's got one elevator and lots of stairs to access the three levels, so be prepared for a slow exit. There's truly not a bad seat in the house! Enjoy!

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Thank Shelley M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had tickets to go see her in April the show was canceled until this weekend. It's such and Old Place but the history is amazing. Our seats were on the third floor but we could hear her all the way down on the stage. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Looking... More 

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the show! We love hosting Ms. Robertson! She is so funny and so gracious to everyone in the audience and to all our staff here at The Grand. Glad to hear that you'll be coming back - we've got a great selection of shows this season! More 

Dayton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Ronnie Milsap with my wife it was a fantastic show. The Opere House is a neat place to go and has a lot of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We love The Grand. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. Great variety of entertainment. We buy season tickets every year. Working on this year's now!

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Woodville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We usually come to Galveston to the Grand to see 3-4 shows a year. Last night we saw Vicki Lawrence it was a fabulous show. The Grand is our favorite place to see artists and plays, it is a great venue. The people associated with The Grand are super helpful and very friendly. If you get a chance to see... More 

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Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Went to watch the Vickie Lawrence show and it was an outstanding performance. The hostesses at the Opera House were very accommodating and welcoming. They escorted you to your seat and made sure all your needs were met. The Opera House was a very beautiful building.

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