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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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Gorgeous performance space

We were here to see Ron White. We didn't actually have a tour of the space, which I know they do on non-performance days. However, the space is amazing. Bring cash, because while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here to see Ron White. We didn't actually have a tour of the space, which I know they do on non-performance days. However, the space is amazing. Bring cash, because while the merch table might take credit cards, the concession stands do not. Everything taken into the theatre must be either a bottled water, or in a souvenir... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to see Ron White with a friend. Parking was easy to find in a lot on the next street. The place was sold out with very slow entry and egress. There is a bar prior to entering if you wish a drink. The opera house itself is lovely. There are several seats with obstructed views but if you avoid... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed the show - and sorry your entry/egress was less than stellar - sometimes it's a challenge getting 1000+ people in and out of the building! Hope to see you soon at The Grand! More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful venue and the nicest staff. Seats were super comfortable and it didn't look like there was a bad seat in the house. Looking forward to visiting again.

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

Thank you for the (staff) compliments! Hope to see you soon at The Grand! Make sure you check out our holiday performance line-up! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Ron White last night, he sold it out, and way early too! The Grand itself is beautiful and well mantained!!! Alot of staff on hand to assist you with seating and souvenirs. They have the cutest souvenir cups filled with tequila concoctions last night. We had the "Red Mexican" a drink named after Alex Reymundo, a comedian... More 

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

We're glad you had a great time - and that you like our souvenir cups! Hope you can come back to enjoy more performances on our 2016-2017 Season! More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time inside the Opera House & it is simply beautiful. I went to see my favorite group The Texas Tenors. What an amazing experience! The strength & harmonies of their voices are life changing. Please checkout their website @ thetexastenors.com. You will not be disappointed.

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

We're so glad you could share in our PBS taping of The Texas Tenors! What an honor and an experience to have it filmed at The Grand! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 3rd time back this year to see a performance at The Grand in Galveston and this venue could not have been more perfect for a live taping of The Texas Tenors in Concert for their second National PBS Special. Beautiful place, amazing music... thank you to The Grand and The Texas Tenors for such a special concert,... More 

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

We couldn't agree with you more - glad you could share in this Grand experience - hope to see you at The Grand again soon! More 

Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous beyond words ! Great music, great lighting, great staging &voices from Heaven! These guys are a must see & the Grand was a perfect venue.

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

We agree! The Grand is the perfect venue to host The Texas Tenors for their 2nd PBS special - we're so glad you could share in the excitement! More 

Bernice, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only ones visiting when we were therr. It felt like going back in time to walk through this empty theater. Interesting history and would love to have been able to see a play.

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

Our meticulous renovations have kept the theatre very close to what it was like when built in 1894. We hope you will get to experience a performance in our intimate venue! More 

Morgan City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the venue, excellent concert; first experience at a live taping of a concert. Returning in January for Oak Ridge Boys concert!

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

Wasn't it fun!? We were thrilled to be selected as the host theatre for The Texas Tenors second national PBS Special... after all, they are The TEXAS Tenors - and, The Grand is the official Opera House of the State of Texas! A match made in music and entertainment heaven. Watch PBS next August when they should be presenting the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see the Opera House from the street and have never stopped in but I have heard GREAT things about it and very many hip stars come to play here like Steve Martin and his band.

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

Please come on in! You can take a self-guided tour on most days (unless we are prepping for a show) and you won't believe how intimate and wonderful it is to see a performance on our stage! More 

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