We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 252 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 188
  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
  • 1
  • 1
Grerat place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Texas

Similar Things to Do in Galveston

Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 252: English reviews
Dayton, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank jjohnson2049
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Tutu1973
Woodville, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Jctuck
Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Dennis B
Neenah, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a cheap fourth attraction for our Island Pass or we wouldn't have bothered, but for the price (under $5) it was worth our while. You get a brochure that tells you about the theater and then take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Very interesting if you enjoy the history of the Island.

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

Glad you enjoyed your self-guided tour! Hope you will come back and enjoy a performance in our beautiful, intimate venue! There is nothing like seeing a live performance in a venue with no seat further than 70 feet from the stage and the performers! Thanks for adding us to your Island Pass! More 

Level Contributor
68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy location to get to and inexpensive to just tour the building. Make sure that there isn't a show that night because they will not let you in. If you want to see a show here, ask for Kim or Judy. They will find you the best seats in the house that fit your budget. The "obstructed views" are behind... More 

Thank EFAH
Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you live here or just visiting you should make a point of catching a show at the Grand 1984 Opera House. Not only will you thoroughly enjoy the show/performance, but you will be amazed by the restoration of this historic opera house.

Thank D S
Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've seen multiple performers at this venue and there just isn't a bad seat in the house (main floor especially). From Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Itzhak Perlman to the Houston Ballet....something for everyone and we just love attending shows there!

Thank Yaaawhojipsy
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives: located close to the strand, beautiful inside. Negatives: Parking difficult as always, but found some free within walking distance. Don't pay full price! Google them online to find discounts, I found a BOGO on the website. Don't sit it row A or B in seats on the far end, you can't see over the stage or the sound boxes.... More 

Thank Patty H
Texas City, Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Beautifully architectured historic landmark where you can go enjoy musicals, operas, concerts and more! It's absolutely gorgeous and you can find a great seat just about anywhere! Saw "A Tuna Christmas" a few years ago and it was hilarious!

1 Thank Alegnaking

Travelers who viewed Grand 1894 Opera House also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island

Been to Grand 1894 Opera House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand 1894 Opera House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Grand 1894 Opera House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?