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Grand 1894 Opera House

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place....just toured on the Opera House birthday celebration. The volunteer staff was very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is absolutely stunning. The employees and volunteers are so caring & clearly love this theatre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FamilytravellerTX
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very interesting old building that still holds events. The tour is self guided. The theater is special.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mike102016
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Just went and saw "All is Calm The Christmas Truce of 1914". Wow Wow It was excellent. It was only here for one day. Glad we got last minute seats. Wow Wow superb production, sorry I know this suppose to be for the Grand Opera...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JEBtravel2018
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Glad you were able to attend "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" Wow is right - it was a fantastic production, very moving. Yes we do have an elevator and we are a cozy, intimate theatre. Hope you can come again!

Reviewed December 6, 2018

This is one of the most unique and beautiful buildings in Galveston. I've seen many plays and concerts here (including Willie Nelson). Always a good time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shelbyschulz
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you for the delightful review! Hope to see you again at The Grand!

Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is the third or fourth show we have seen at the Grand 1894 Opera House. Normally we will sit in the mezzanine, but we were able to get seats in Orchestra with really nice views of the stage and performance. An extremely nice place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronsT6514FL
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your great review and we're glad you have enjoyed many shows here at The Grand - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Every time I engage the Opera House, it's a disappointing experience right up until I see what I bought tickets for...then it becomes worth it. The venue has some tight seating. I would have preferred wider seats and fewer of them but it's not that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank condorchristi
Grand1894OperaHouse, Executive Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

All of us at The Grand work diligently to provide our patrons with the best experience possible, from their first contact with us till the final bow. At the same time, we also appreciate hearing from those who haven’t had the best experience as it’s...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Have been to four performances at this venue this year and really enjoyed. Three times in the mezzanine and once on the floor. Actually enjoyed the mezzanine a bit better - maybe being higher and getting the "big picture" Acoustics are very good.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GarySG
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your positive review! I too enjoy the view from the mezzanine (Kathy VanDewalli, Marketing Director).

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We saw a show here last year- I grew up visiting Galveston my entire life and it was the first time at the opera house. I was overwhelmed by its beauty and acoustics. If you have a chance to see a show- go!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! Hope you can come see us again soon!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Can’t say enough good things about this treasure in Galveston. Beautiful theater, Great seating, Wonder sound. Built back when there was no sound systems. Every show feels personal, because of the size and shape of the theater. Would be worth an overnight stay if visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rebecca G
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your glowing review! Hope to see you again soon!

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January 12, 2019|
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Response from Streak333 | Reviewed this property |
It is only open when thete is a show. You may be able to call them and arrange something. Where are you having the reunion as there are some restaurants and Hotels that would be good back drops! The Galvez Hotel is on I... More
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October 27, 2018|
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Response from 1234texas | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember any stairs or elevators--it is a "walk in" place.
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from travalingjack | Reviewed this property |
I've seen folks in ball caps and shorts seated next someone in a suit. It's been pretty casual every time I've been there. I usually wear nice jeans/slacks and a button up shirt and no ones tried to throw me out yet.
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