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“This Opera House is Indeed Grand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand 1894 Opera House

Grand 1894 Opera House
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$420*
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Galveston Island, Texas
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“This Opera House is Indeed Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Grand Opera House is absolutely gorgeous inside. You enter through a huge arched mason alcove, impressive enough but inside...The main room is spectacular! Balcony seating, floor seating, not a bad seat in the entire house! The acoustics are phenomenal! We saw the orchestra perform there and we were just overwhelmed! The tickets are very reasonable, and you feel like royalty sitting in this virtual museum. You can see everything very well, close-up, and clearly, AND hear everything clearly from EVERY seat in the house. Stop by when you have the chance. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Visited June 2013
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Sweetwater, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Grand Evening at the Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I had never been there before but at a friend's urging we drove from Dallas for some musical entertainment. My friend selected seats upstairs and we were not disappointed. There is a warning at the box office that some seats are slightly obstructed but I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. It was a wonderful performance. The ushers were so kind. The building is both interesting and comfortable.

Visited November 2012
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Texas
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always makes for a great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We have been going to The Grand for over 20 years now. It is small enough so that there really aren't any bad seats. Parking is easy, tickets to shows are reasonable, lots of nice restaurants all around for a dinner and show evening. They have school performances for field trips also.

Visited March 2013
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Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great opera house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stumbled across this beauty after having lunch. We wanted to have a looks and for 2 bucks you won't be disappointed. Every seat in this opera house is a good seat. The tickets are very reasonable as well.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Architecture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We walked by here and my husband commented on the arch outside and we decided to go inside. Only cost $2/person to do a self-guided tour. The building is beautiful. We happened to be there when no one else was around, so we were able to take photos sitting in the balcony seats for our album. Overall, enjoyed the photo opportunity and would visit here again.

Visited May 2013
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