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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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Grand 1894 Opera House is a trip into old fashioned elegance

If you love the glamour of another century, then the Grand 1894 Opera House is a great place. I've been there many time and I have always had a great experience. The musicals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas

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Saskatoon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We attended Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Grand. The show was light hearted and fun but the best of the evening was the venue itself. We sat in the "penthouse" but every seat is perfect and the acoustics are amazing! Show prices are reasonable but as with most theatres, beverages are cash only and pricey. It was nice, however,... More 

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

Glad you attended Pump Boys and Dinettes at The Grand! Thank you for your review. Please note that credit cards are accepted for concession items - however, tickets for concession items must be purchased with credit cards either in the Orchestra Lobby, or at the Box Office at this time. We hope to add direct credit cards sales at our... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love the glamour of another century, then the Grand 1894 Opera House is a great place. I've been there many time and I have always had a great experience. The musicals are often broadway quality, and better than some of the shows I saw in London. The atmosphere is 1800's charm. The prices are high, but hey you... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of The Grand! We're proud of our performance offerings and yes - we present National and International touring groups for our Broadway Musicals. We also have a year-round season that features stars of stage and screen, top comedians, thought-provoking drama and dance and music to stir your soul -- all world class performing arts... More 

Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the Opera House for the Oak Ridge Boys concert. It is a beautiful old building and they have an enthusiastic group of volunteers who share a little history with the visitors.

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

Thanks for attending The Oak Ridge Boys (an annual favorite of The Grand!) Did you know that The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided tours? (fee) Stop by and tour The Grand and get our tour guide - filled with the history of The Grand. More 

Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical Opera house built in the late 19th century. Beautiful architecture and great acoustics for listening to a concert or a play. Centrally located in Galveston close to the Strand.

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

Thank you for your review! Did you know that The Grand was voted "Best Live Music Venue," and "Best Live Theatre" in Galveston for 2016! With no seat further than 70 feet from the stage - The Grand offers world-class entertainment in an intimate, historic setting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've seen a number of shows here and enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful decor, and a historical place to visit. Some of the past greats have performed here. Not to miss if in Galveston.

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

Glad you have attended and enjoyed our performance offerings - thank you for the lovely review! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

If you enjoy live entertainment you must see a performance here. The architecture and attention to detail are amazing in this grand opera house, and you really get a feel for what it was like for the wealthy of Galveston to go out in the late 1800's.

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

Thank you for your review of The Grand. The Grand has always been the theatre for the entire community and available to those from every walk of life. In fact, The Grand was a community gathering place following every major hurricane to affect Galveston - serving as the touchstone for citizens of our beautiful Island. More 

Jourdanton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Went to visit this landmark in Galveston just off the Strand and was taken back to a simpler time in history. This Opera House is still in use today and is probably in much of the same restored condition it was in during early operations. The tour is self guided and very inexpensive to do. Does not take long to... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed touring The Grand, hope you can come back and see a show - that's where we really shine! More 

Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We were very fortunate enough to get a tour of the 1894 Opera House. The acoustics in there are incredible. One could speak, sing and deliver lines to the audience without amplification. The seats have been restored with a crusched blue velevet that looks rich. We can't wait to see a live show there next time around.

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

Thanks for visiting The Grand - hope to see you at a show soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We went to watch the Houston Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. It was a fun Christmas activity and this theater was an excellent setting. It's a generally small theater so all seats have an excellent view of the stage. Great historic building with great artwork and hard painted ceilings. If you do go to watch a show, bring cash for... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're working on updating our credit card concession system, so hope it's improved by your next visit! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

They let us go inside and take pictures and see this beautiful historic theater. Would love to see a show there!

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We're glad you could visit - and hope you get back to see a show! More 

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