Mission Statement

The Grand Opera House entertains and engages its communities through exceptional, diverse live performances and educational outreach. Committed to broad accessibility and sound financial management, The Grand enhances regional quality of life and contributes to a thriving downtown Wilmington. As steward of a historic Delaware theater that is home to several valued arts groups, The Grand affirms the arts’ vital role within our communities to promote greater understanding and lift the human spirit.

We would like to thank you for working so diligently to accommodate the Point Blank band members, their families and other friends and associates you have facilitated. We have had the opportunity to work all around the world with various academies, arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, etc. The professionalism your organization presented was outstanding! We are excited about working with your organization for our upcoming event, "BEHOLD THE LAMB" which is scheduled for April 10, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., in your Grand Opera accommodations. We're working with Cathedral of Fresh Fire, Inc., to present this theatrical and musical celebration. Thanks again, for your excellent service!
- Jerry, Paulette Blake & Point Blank Band Family
On behalf of the entire Point Blank band, I want to take a moment and thank the Grand staff for making us feel so welcome. From Dave's helpfulness in the lobby to the brothers in the box office who were all so pleasant. We can't forget Othell's warmth in the hospitality room (and the chicken vegetable soup - it was off the hook!). And it's always like working with family when Howard Fulton's on the scene. Tom did great on the monitors and it's a pleasure working with George as well. I can't remember everyone's name who was there, but the professionalism and good-spiritedness made the evening magical for us. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.
- Gerald Chavis for Point Blank
The Grand Experience

Great live performance, celebrated artistry, old-world ambience, and memorable fine dining—all are a part of the Grand Experience. No matter the artist or event, we strive to make your entire time spent with The Grand comfortable, enjoyable, and most of all, unforgettable!

Customer Service

Both our box office and house management staffs have been specially trained to provide quality customer service. If any part of your experience is not to your satisfaction, let us know, and we'll make sure it receives our highest attention. We work hard so you can take it easy, making your experiences at The Grand memorable from beginning to end.

Ambience

The historic décor of The Grand Opera House begs for you to arrive a few minutes early to take in its beauty. Just off the main lobby resides the charming and cozy Sarah Bernhardt Lounge, where patrons can good drinks and friendly conversation. The lobbies of both The Grand and baby grand double as gallery spaces for the works of talented local artists, and The Grand's History Hallway offers a fascinating, visual tour of the Opera House's storied past. Finally, our helpful and considerate ushering staff will escort you to your seat to enjoy the unmatched acoustics and spectacular views of the handsomely-restored opera house.

Show Night Bonuses

Concert evenings at The Grand often showcase regional and student artists performing live in the Sarah B. Additionally, many of our featured artists meet informally with the audience following shows for autographs, photos, and a friendly hello.

Parking

Spacious, inexpensive parking is available just a few steps from The Grand. MyChoice buyers receive FREE parking vouchers at either the Custom House (under the DoubleTree hotel at 7th & King) or HyPark garage (on Shipley between 9th & 10th.) Parking on the street is free after 6PM, and there are several alternative parking areas, including garages and surface lots, nearby.

Stage Door Pass Dining in Downtown Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington has undergone dramatic changes as it continues to develop into a premier destination. New restaurants, shops, and residences are establishing themselves, and vibrant activity has filled its streets. Let The Grand's Stage Door Pass, an exclusive benefit to any MyChoice series buyer, be your introduction to a variety of enjoyable downtown dining experiences. Included with your MyChoice tickets, the Stage Door Pass brochure includes full descriptions of cuisine, locations, and reservation numbers of participating restaurants.

The Playhouse on Rodney Square
In January 2015, The Grand Opera House assumed operation of another illustrious historic theater in downtown Wilmington, The Playhouse on Rodney Square. The Playhouse (which was also called The DuPont Theater) was opened in 1913 as one of the select theaters on the Broadway touring circuit. After 100 years, it is the oldest theater continually on that circuit. In addition to a full schedule of Broadway productions, The Playhouse, two blocks north of The Grand on market Street, is also host to a number of other touring artists each season. For more information on The Playhouse, click here.