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Grand 1894 Opera House
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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This gorgeous old building was lovingly restored to its former grandeur. The volunteers are helpful and friendly. I promise you there are no bad seats within this opera house even if they offer a discount for "obstructed" views. The views are magnificent. If you get into a box seat, you get champagne with your tickets.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fun evening”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Opera House has been beautifully restored. We had tickets for an evening performance to see Jeanne Robertson, a comic. Our seats were on the third level so we were looking down at the stage. We could see and hear everything but if you are afraid of heights this is not the place to be. There are a lot of stairs and only one elevator that holds six people so I recommend you get to the theater at least 30 minutes early to avoid a wait if you must ride the elevator up. I thought it was well worth the price of the ticket to see a performance in the Opera House.

Visited April 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great shows!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The shows we have seen at The Grand have always been fun and family-friendly. You can visit their website, www.thegrand.com, for a full schedule. We just saw Jeanne Robertson and she was a real hoot!

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great Venue for Entertainment in Galveston!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have enjoyed numerous performances at the 1894 Opera House. We are seniors and most of the acts there appeal to us. Our top acts have been Neil Sedaka, Oakridge Boys and Sinbad. This venue is great for any type entertainment and you are very close to the action. Not a bad seat in the house!

Visited February 2013
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Evening out”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I take my daughter and mother here. They have very good concerts and plays. The atmosphere is nice as well. A nice evening out.

Visited October 2012
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