Learning Comes To Life On Stage!

Why do so many teachers bring their classes to The Grand? Because live theatre brings to life the subjects that are studied in your classrooms. Each show has been carefully selected to complement curriculum standards in math, science, social studies, language arts, and performing arts. A field trip to The Grand may be your students' first experience of live theatre, and it is sure to be a memorable one. We hope to inspire a love for learning that will continue long after the final curtain.

Tickets are just $7 per person – and EARLY BIRD orders receive a FREE classroom visit!

(Early Bird orders must be received September 1 and pay a deposit by September 30.)

All shows are presented at 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM, running approximately one hour. 


Reservations are required for all performances. We understand that you may need to estimate the number of seats needed. Please include all students, teachers, and chaperones in your reservation. Numbers may be adjusted when final counts and payments are due: 2 weeks before performance dates (subject to availability). No adjustments may be made on the day of the show.

NEW! Families and small groups (less than 10) can now purchase their tickets online.

1. Visit
4. Find your shows and make your ticket selections

GROUP 10: Get one free ticket with every 10 purchased and pay one fee of just $10, per show. A deposit of 1/3 total is due within 30 days to hold reservation. Final numbers and payments are due two weeks before the show date. An invoice will be provided for group orders.
Mail a completed form to: The Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Study guides for each show include lessons and activities for use in the classroom before and after your visit.

Classroom Visits by our education staff will help prepare your students for their trip to The Grand. $25 per visit will provide a history of The Grand, theatre etiquette, and a custom lesson plan to be facilitated in your classroom. Travel fees apply for schools more than 50 miles round-trip from The Grand.

Come back to look for day-of-show Curtain Calls (to be announced) providing even more educational programming that will enrich your Grand experience. 

Transportation scholarships of up to $500 are available to K-12 schools that demonstrate financial need. The funds may be used only for transportation to and from The Grand Opera House. Download scholarship application here.



Treasure Island - Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Recommended for grades 2–8
Theatre IV

Set sail with young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola for the mysterious Treasure Island, a tiny spot in the ocean believed to conceal the greatest of fortunes. On his swashbuckling adventures, Jim encounters the most legendary buccaneers in all of children’s literature: the salty Billy Bones, the blind rogue Pew, the marooned Ben Gunn, and the captivating Long John Silver. Generations of children have been thrilled by this rollicking tale of intrigue, piracy, and a young boy who must learn the value of honor and decency from the most unlikely teachers. Our merry musical adaptation leaves out the rum-soaked violence of the book in favor of the fun, the action, and the moral foundation of this timeless classic.


Red Riding Hood and the Not So Bad Wolf - Cancelled

 Sorry, the Red Riding Hood tour has been cancelled.



The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - Monday, April 27, 2015



Monday, April 27, 2015
Recommended for grades K–4

You know this guy. Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else, but one night he makes a wish… and it comes true! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe to do something the world has never seen before, and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.


The Grand thanks our Stage of Discovery sponsors:

Series Sponsors

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This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Transportation Scholarships funded by:






Pamelyn Manocchio
  • Director of Community Engagement
Box Office
  • Phone:(302) 652-5577