Grand 1894 Opera House

Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston: Hours, Address, Grand 1894 Opera House Reviews: 4.5/5

Grand 1894 Opera House
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 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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Bruce B
Houston, TX74 contributions
Oct 2021
We attended The Beach Boys show at The Grand and will be attending another show in a week or so. Very popular and many from the cruise ships attend if it works time wise. I assume tickets are available on the ship; however, you can go online and check it out. Very friendly and cozy for it is not a large theatre with live shows.
Written December 3, 2021
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Donna F
Galveston, TX19 contributions
Dec 2019
I've been to a few concerts here. Due to the small size, there is not a bad seat in the house. It's a rare opportunity to see the performers in such an intimate venue. One performer even added an acoustical piece at the end; it was great!
Written March 5, 2020
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badflamingo
Houston, TX39 contributions
Nov 2019
It's a wonderful experience to step back in time and enjoy the performances in this cozy theater. The seating in the theater is close-but fine. Limited leg room so I leave the purse at home and put necessary items in my jacket pockets. There is no room for bulky coats or purses. Convenient parking behind the theater if you get there early enough. Otherwise there is another parking lot very close across the tracks. I like seating in the middle Orchestra close to the aisle-great view of the stage.
Written January 7, 2020
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TruebllueTexan
San Leon16 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
This theater is absolutely beautiful, excellent five star performers to enjoy year round! Dress is casual during the day, a bit more dressy in the evening, however I will say in the winter local Texans do tend to dress up for the evening!
Written August 22, 2012
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SusanScott17
Houston, TX70 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
For those visiting Galveston... consider catching a performance at Galveston's 1894 Opera House. This is a beautiful, historic venue that provides an intimate experience with the performers that just isn't available in most performance venues.
Written February 17, 2019
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Thank you so much. We love hearing comments like yours and agree that as a performance space, we offer a unique experience. Hope you come see us again and again. Best, Maureen Patton, Executive Director
Written March 11, 2019
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Christopher A
Galveston, Texas, United States5 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
Had center seats near the back. Regardless, REK was close enough I could see him sweating! Great venue! Check out Rudy and Paco's or 901 for dinner. Usually artist's head over to 21 across the street after a show.
Written August 27, 2012
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eae777
Dallas, TX178 contributions
Feb 2020
the acoustics were outstanding/very intimate setting/the opera boxes make you feel the royalty who was there thru the years
Written February 13, 2020
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Mark1632
Winter Haven, FL64 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this performance by a talented group of singers, dancers, and musicians from Ireland. As always the Grand 1894 Opera House is a wonderful place to enjoy a show after a dinner and stroll on Post Office Street.
Written March 10, 2019
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Thank you for your Grand review as well as your attendance. We've had a great year and are really looking forward to our anniversary season in 2019-2020. I hope you return time and again. Best, Maureen Patton, Executive Director
Written March 11, 2019
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541Jerry
Galveston Island, TX120 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Whether your taste is country/wester, symphonies, one man shows, Christmas performances, children's shows, graduations, weddings or off Broadway plays this beauty has it for you.
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you for sharing this. We agree that we offer just about everything to our patrons. We'd love to see you again and again. Best, Maureen Patton, Executive Director
Written March 11, 2019
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ronsT6514FL
Montgomery, TX75 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
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 to see a live performance.
Written November 3, 2018
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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!
Written November 5, 2018
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