Reviews of The Grand Opera House (Tourist Attraction)

818 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States

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REVIEWS OF The Grand Opera House IN Delaware


Historical venue woth great acoustics. Everything sounds great here.

Emily D

Beautiful venue, always clean and friendly staff. Usually host art loop once a month (1st Friday) for free.

Amy M

I hadn't been here since the early 90's on a school trip and I now live two hours away in the DC area. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I went in with an open mind. My boyfriend and I saw Video Games Live and the whole night was absolutely amazing!! There's free parking on Saturdays and Sundays, and there were plenty of spots near the Grand. Will Call was a breeze, the ushers were SUPER helpful and nice, and it was just an all around great venue. We will definitely be back!! Well worth the two hour drive!

Malena Grayson

It was a beautiful place with different designs

Kenneth Kreider

One of the best place to see a show

Ellen Manning

Love this Theatre. Beautiful architecture. Amazing History, with a very wide variety of shows to choose from. A wonderful place to see any performance.

Dave Atkinson

Great entertainment venue in Wilmington.

Robert Bove

I love the grand it's a beautiful venue with wonderful sound a rich history and a wonderful place to see your show

Richard Stearns

They have great visitors. Wide verity of shows. Always enjoy myself.

Patrick Bane

Street parking for tour bus

Victor Elia

Really great place to see a comedian or musician. Really intimate and closer setting compared to most of the other places I have seen comedy shows or musicians. Actually see things you might not get to see elsewhere do its smaller venue. Think Nirvana unplugged with some of the musicians and in your living room with your comedian friend. There are lots of good restaurants/bars nearby. This is one of the few streets that make you glad you are in Wilmington.

VintageGypsyQueen Gonzalez

Love this theater really enjoyed it ! My husband and i love this place it is immaculate! The shows are awesome

Van-Tam Nguyen

Wonderful historic venue, also home for First State Ballet and Theater. The venue still has the historic decor and atmosphere eventhogh it has been fully renovated and restored. It's a great venue in Wilmington, DE for concerts, theater and Ballet performances.

Tracie Valentine

Love It

Pastor Randy Scott

Great venue employees were extremely helpful

Terese L Hawkins

Wonderful historic setting with great entertainment.

Noni Cafe

Wonderful historical Opera house! Amazing performance by violinist Damien Escobar & Staff member Mr. Ward provided exceptional hospitality.

Dean Glines

Great sight lines for most seats. The sound is usually good throughout the house. The acts are not as varied as they used to be (maybe too many options in the area?). There are jewels to be found. Usher staff is friendly and efficient. Box office is hit or miss.

Ann Marie Anacay

There's not a bad seat in this place. It's beautiful inside. They do a good job of having a diverse mix of entertainment.

Aniela Meinhaldt

Classic Albums Live Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was amazing!

Paul Oakes

Amazing architecture, quality performances come often

Tanya Willis

Great acoustics in this venue

Laneyscha Echevarria

Went to the Rhapsody Concert.

Susan Metzler

Love Joe Biden and the theater is awesome

Matthew Newton

old world style

Chris Mixon


Carole Allen

Great venue.

Judy Deane

Wonderful venue.Second time seeing Pink Martini what a performance.Beautiful music and singers.Great orchestra !

Michael Colden

Great ambience, fantastic viewing orderly ushers.

Robin Searle

Went to The Mavericks concert in Copeland Hall, sound and lighting effects fantastic. Staff was polite and helpful. First time seeing the group but have their old 90s hits. The Mavericks were fabulous, they entertained us for 3 hours the audience loved them. Best concert I've been to for a very long time. People were dancing, clapping, singing. Wilmington was a nice surprise and I would definitely come to the grand opera house again and again. Wonderful night.

Susan C

Pleasant venue. The Credence Clearwater Revival show was excellent. The Grand quaint, clean and inviting. The ushers we're helpful and friendly. I enjoyed the show.

Linda Lohr

Beautiful place, no bad seats, great acoustics and amazing performances

Jaffrey Hollingsworth

Gorgeous theatre, intimate setting to see anything.

Martin Herrera

Great wedding, great venue.



Wendy Reverdito

LOVE IT! Easy Street parking nearby.

Cheryl Leonard

Two shows in two weeks. A great variety in their line up and the venue is great.

Joe Sasso

Always a great time! This is a real gem, the venue is outstanding and the staff always excellent.

Thomas Roberts

Awesome evenings! Boney James was awesome thr sound was great!

Sorelis Duran

Loved the Pink Floyd laser show. I wish the sound would've been better. I didn't care for the 3D glasses, I actually liked it better without them.

William Clouser

Great venue, great show

Keri Thomas

Never been here

Jayashree Srinivasan

It's a landmark. The huge French windows with red drapes are grand Very eclectic gathering

Ulysses Emory


Eleanor Green

Always good entertainment!

Julie Caputo

The Grand is one of the best venues I've ever been to for any performance. They have a great variety of talent from music to comedy, the staff is always friendly and helpful, and there really isn't a bad seat in the house.

Jen Field

Love this theater!! I wish they would play all shows in here instead of the Baby Grand. I wish that the ushers weren't so stuffy and allowed us to take pics, videos, dance. But I still love this venue.

Tara Sulman

We've been to many shows here, and it's always amazing!

Bishop G E Gordon Sr.

I personally enjoy the theater. I really appreciate the up close and personal seating.

Megan McDonald

A beautiful historical gem in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The season's shows are varied and entertaining and the staff is friendly and meticulous about taking care of the theatre. The interior architecture alone is worth the visit. Originally built as a Masonic temple and auditorium it boasts beautiful giltwork on the columns and supports and even a fresco painting on the ceiling of its main performance space, Copeland Hall. The Grand contains three performance spaces: the 1,140 seat Copeland Hall, the 305 Baby Grand, and the 1,252 seat Playhouse located in a separate building on Rodney Square previously known as the DuPont Theatre whose construction was completed in 1923.

Leslie Peterson

The Grand Opera House is a beautiful & intimate venue. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. We saw two operas: Trial by Jury, & Scalia & Ginsberg, presented by Delaware Opera. I enjoyed both very much. I'm from the NYC area & go to the Metropolitan Opera. I found the production at the Grand not as lavish as the Met, but still very enjoyable & affordable! If you enjoy opera, give Delaware Opera a try.

Eric Spare

Went to see the Nutcracker, wonderful show. Intimate venue but seats were wide and comfortable.

Joy Burke

A great place to go. Beautiful inside nice people.

Joseph Knight

Went to a great concert. This venue is awesome for that.

Sharon Kinney

They don't have their own parking so you have to walk to/from a parking garage /lot about a block away. It's also difficult for wheelchair accessibility. The stage is visible from almost every seat and the seating is relatively comfortable.

Jennifer Fletcher

My sister had her wedding here and not only was the venue Beautiful but the staff were Sooo Helpful!!!!! Everything turned out Amazingly Well!!!

michael mcgrath

Excellent service in a beautiful theatre!

Ralph Rodriguez

Great acoutics and not a bad seat in the place. Some pretty decent pubs in the area, too.

Randal Salyer

Great place to see any type of venue.

Anna Russell

Seats were super tiny but otherwise a great place to see a show.

Robin Garber

Great venue for a variety of entertainment. Every seat has a good view

Matt Clark

My wife and I have been there many times and have always enjoyed the venue. It's small enough to see well from anywhere, the acoustics are very good.

Paul Romagano

Great music! Very nice venue!

Doris Fields

Beautiful venue, great accoustics.

Nathan Dubois

Saw a nice improve show in one of the front rooms! Offers more than big shows

Sylvester Hardwick

This beautiful venue is a favorite place of mine to view musical artists. It is small with great acoustics. I enjoyed our front row side view that was elevated from the floor. One nearby woman asked if we were in the "Sistine Chapel." The ceiling art is pretty nice. We parked on the street near the library but there are garages in the area.

Gina Cooper

The performance was phenomenal and the energy in the atmosphere was awesome!

Gordon H

What a great concert. The Weight Band played two great sets, with the encore being (of course) The Weight. Pic of the set list from the first set, used by one of the keyboardists. Love seeing shows at the Baby Grand.

Dachira Fournillier

Great place

desy dog

Great show , great place

Barbara LeBue

The lay out and productions. Offers free parking a few blocks away.

Tiff B

I went to a concert tonight and enjoyed it very much. The theater is beautiful and the atmosphere was lovely.

Amber Cash

They have music lessons for kids or adults. 25 for 30 minutes. For some reason, they don't advertise this amazing service. My kids have been going here for years. The teachers are great. Facilities are so nice. Scheduling is easy.

Torrinella Farm LLC Punch N Plant

unusual spot. seats are very small and not comfortable if you are a normal sized person. good acoustics and decent parking close by.

Crickettontour SPINNER-Outman

Great location and aqesome sound.

bob h

Great view of the stage but no legroom for seats.

Lenora Schroeder

I live the shows, the artwork, and the architecture.

Bignottsbroker1 Clown Killer

Joe Biden loves the opera house! George and Kelly

Mike Waters

Great historic venue with excellent acoustics. They've really stepped up their booking game, getting larger national acts. Tall/large patrons may find seating a little tight - if possible, purchase seats in the front rows of the sections as they tend to have more legroom. Adult beverages and snacks available at most shows.

Joan Davis

Beautiful old building! Not a bad seat in the house

PA Terpaholic

Great time. Great venue

Melanie Transparenti

Great, small venue to enjoy music.

Rosemarie Perry

A treasure in the heart of Wilmington. Beautiful venue with outstanding entertainment value.

Sheila Sainson

Great performance with S. Story

Jack Dodds

Nice venue to see a comedian or show.

James Walker

Not a bad seat in the house

Susan McGarry

Great small venue, but seats are so small and cramped. A tall person will be in agony for a 2 hour performance.

Darryl R Hutcherson

Awesome venue building for Live Performances.

Jeff Lacey

Came tonight to see "Classic Albums Live" perform the Beatles legendary Abbey Road album. This venue is an intimate, old theater and a great place to see a show. Tickets are reasonably priced, and the lineup is quality. Parking is a pain, but that's downtown...there is a garage two blocks away, which is open until 1:00am.

Joan Orr

The venue is very nice.

Rita Burgess

Fabulous venue to see a show. Great seats throughout the house, nice lineup, friendly staff.

UmAdam Monster Mom

Came on school trip along with many other schools. All very young children. Staff was very friendly through everything. Very beautiful inside. Clean bathrooms. Comfortable seats. #theater #showtime

Alicia Luciano

Not a bad seat in the hall.

Sherm Porter

Awesome space to have your special event

John Sorensen

We saw comedian Lewis Black at this Great venue for rock seated rock concerts and shows. Good pricing. Nearby affordable parking. Fairly comfortable seats. We go 5-6 times each year to this exceptional theater in Wilmington DE.

christine ganz

This is a great place to see a show or concert. There's really not a bad seat in the place, and ticket prices are very reasonable

bruce t

A wonderful amphitheater

Mat Woods

Pat Metheny was great, as always


The acoustic design was amazing. The building has a historical feel, with a top-notch lighting system.

Caryn Pasciak

Nice venue with comfortable seating. Parking sucks

Steve Gio

Great place, worth the drive from NYC!

Martha Ellen Smith

Saw Opera Delaware's production of Gianni Schicchi and Buoso's Ghost. It was hilarious, well-sung, brilliantly acted, and the sets left me agape. Wow!! Bravi, tutti!!!

Blair Greentaner

I've been there a few times and it's a great place to catch a show not a bad seat in the house.

Kelly Grimes

Great place to catch a show

Brandon Oney

Great show, my son loved mr poppers penguins

J Hickok

I went here to see the Pink Floyd Laser experience (I forget the exact name) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a comfortably equipped venue, the ushers were helpful, and parking was within a block. I would recommend this venue if you see an artist playing there that you'd want to see. It is what you'd call an "intimate" venue.

Selena Ricks

Never nice venue.

stephen smith

Great place to see a show or artist. Not a bad seat in the house.

Kelly Doran

Beautiful venue! We've seen numerous comedians here, always a nice time.

Monty Mann

Good seating most everywhere. Parking is only a block or 2 away. Fin place to go for an eveni g show. Restaurants close by for before or after a show, too

Jerry L'Italien

Clean, elegant, friendly, great acoustics

Keith Henry

Awesome venue. Favorite place to see Gaelic Storm! Not a bad seat in the house.

Jeffrey McGowan

Love this place. I go to 6-10 events a year. Lots more to choose from. Always a good night out.

Lynne O'Connor

Very nice upscale venue. Great acoustics.

Melvin Williams

Incredible decor and acoustics! Performance was amazing!

Deb Johnson

Love The Grand! Something for everyone ... they bring in a smorgasbord of entertaining acts every season. And such a beautiful venue!

Kathleen Gegan

Purchased Tickets only

Leslie Gray

This is a fantastic little gem. I've seen everything from children's plays to big name comedians here. Its gorgeous, yet intimate. Fun for a date or with family. Nestled in Wilmington, there are plenty of places to park in the surrounding area.

Richard Layne

Fun place, small venue so most seats have a great view. Covered parking across the street.

Terri Cruse

Enjoyed each show we've been here for. Comfortable seating. Good view from balcony. Love the low cost for concerts.

Gary Yatsuk

A great place for a concert. Great places to est right by.

Kathy Everett

Nice venue & sound system for seeing bands.

dave Heneks

Good sight lines and acoustics but the seating is really cramped

Sheila Mugabi

No seat is bad. Chance to see Lucinda William's. Great show! Wonderful story teller! Also a talented singer/songwriter!

Corey S

Boney James concert

Jeanette Mattke

Amazing old theater loved it

warren morton

It was really nice been there a couple of times Richard Smallwood Kendrick and the family soul both times was really nice

Dawn Stewart

Always a good show

Michele Jones

So there's a big sign that says no video taping or taking pictures, but yet there are people in the audience taking pictures and video taping. One man went right up to the stage and took a picture and the performer even commented that she would take a picture with him but yet the ushers did nothing. So While others are adhering to the rules there are others that are breaking them as always in life but I guess it's allowed at the opera house now. And the ushers don't do their job there's people standing and I know the aisle 3 hunter Edition people can't even get through. And guy stands up for the performance of Jumping All Around into the aisle in front of the seat and it's inconsiderate to the people sitting behind him. . The seats are very cramped I don't think we'll be returning.

Tyron McManus Jr

It's neat

Marianne Stevens

Love this arena. The acoustics are perfect for the bands I have seen there. Not a bad sear in the house.

Brett Skipper

Great place to catch a show. Beautiful exterior and interior. The get a lot of really good acts. We saw saw Pink Martini there and we really enjoyed ourselves. Because the theater is old the seats can be a bit tight, especially if you are tall. Other than that it's a great place.


It's truly amazing. No matter what show you go to, you'll have a magical night...... even if you're not too crazy about theater.

Ashley L

It is a beautiful location. There are multiple places to eat around it and parking is not difficult to find. The staff and different rooms are wonderful.

Lj Bernhardt

Beautiful facility, good programs

Christopher Johansen

Beautiful old opera house in downtown Wilmington. Love seeing artists here. Not a bad seat in the house.

Terri Shade

Zack was wonderful !! Even hooked me up for my Birthday

Doug Dash

Beautiful place very historic. Not a bad seat in the place.

Alex Boon

Great place for a great show. Easy access.

Rich Clark

Among the finest venues in the midAtlantic states. We've attended everything from symphony to prog-rock to stand-up comedy shows here. No bad seats, great acoustics, wonderful staff and volunteers. Parking is easy and cheap nearby. If an act is playing here, the Keswick, and the Scottish Rite, see them here.

Myquia Stanford

Southern Fried Comedy with Nephew Tommy was the best birthday gift my boyfriend could've ever given me! I had a ball!

Sharon Lund

Wonderful performances! I love the seating and how the whole theater is visible from all seats!

Trebs Thompson

Beautiful old building, many great shows. This particular night, we were there in the smaller of the two theaters to see the First State Ballet do their production of "Dracula." Great sets, great performance, great venue.

William Clough

We'll run theater experience. Personable, knowledgeable staff, great decor, and abundant history of the site if you want to know. Modern renovations, but kept the class if the theater I remember as the Lowe's movie theater from back in the day (50s and 60s).

Sharon W

Travelled down from New Jersey to see Leonid and Friends. They were awsome and we had a great time!

Janice Moon

NOTHING bad can I say about the GRAND. Pick a show and go!

Kathy Caudle

Great place to see an opera!, Especially if you are a newbie! try to sit either in the balcony or the Parquet as the sound will be better. No "sound system" but screens on either side of the stage to "read" the words!. I saw Scalia and Ginsberg and had a blast!

Murat Tamer

Very small seating. I never sit that close with my 25 years married wife. By the way,I am not a so big guy. They should fix the seating. I will not go back again even the show was good.

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