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“Beautiful interior”

Grand 1894 Opera House
Experience for Yourself
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$155.00*
and up
Galveston Island and Houston sightseeing Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Beautiful interior”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Interesting self-guided tour and you could stay as long as you wish, sitting in different areas of the theatre. Beautiful old building.

Visited March 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

It is a beautiful building and the programs are always wonderful. We saw Lord of the Dance and it was great.

Visited March 2013
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Galveston, Texas
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Grand old Grand”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

When I was a kid in the 50's the Grand had been turned into the State movie theater and as the years went by the poor old place just kept deteriorating. Finally wisdom was prevailed and the Grand was restored to its former glory and is now back the way I imagine it was when originally built. This is an especially good venue for any shows, concerts, etc ., because it is not too large so everyone gets a good seat (unless you get stuck behind a pillar). Well worth a visit to see your favorite artists perform on a stage where you don't need binoculars to see them.

Visited April 2012
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Thank jt093812
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Duncan, Canada
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99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Self Guided Tour Available”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Found out that you can do a self guided tour for only $2. Very nice to see inside this wonderful building. Just ask for the tour price at the ticket booth.

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, TX
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120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Check it out!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lots of history in this beautiful building. We had a guided tour with a bit extra, and hearing the history, the repairs needed after the hurricanes, and seeing the names of the people who have graced that stage was very interesting.

Visited February 2013
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