Introduce your children to LIVE theatre! The summer of 2024 explores fairy tales and folklore.

PAY WHAT YOU CHOOSE! (suggested donation - $5 per person)

NEW THIS YEAR: Seating is limited. Performances are at the baby grand theatre, not Copeland Hall due to construction. Advance reservations are required in order to guarantee seating.

Make an advance donation to guarantee your premium seats and keep live entertainment on our stages!

  • Perfect for summer camps, schools, daycares, and families
  • One hour of LIVE entertainment for your kids
  • Best for Ages 5 and up
  • Donations must be received at least 48 hours before a show. Otherwise, best available seating will be assigned at the time of your arrival
  • Snacks are available for purchase. Groups of 10 or more may pre-order snacks by using the CONCESSION FORM

Please download this RESERVATION FORM then print, fill it out, scan, and return to



Family Stages

Thursday, July 11

10 AM & 1 PM

In a cloud castle high in the sky, a grumpy ogre pesters the villagers below with loud music from his enchanted harp and showers of non-golden eggs from his magic hen. The brave young Jack climbs a mysterious beanstalk to stop the Ogre’s antics. The quick-witted lad grabs the harp, the hen and a bag of silver coins, escaping down the beanstalk. When the Ogre tries to follow there is a delightfully surprising happy ending for all!

Two actors play all the characters in this energetic, imaginative forty-five minute production designed for family audiences of all ages!

Best for ages 4 and up.

RESERVATION FORM (please fill out, save, and send to

CONCESSION FORM (please print, fill out, scan, and send to


Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood

Wilmington Drama League

Thursday, July 18

10 AM & 1 PM

It’s the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood!  Wise Prince Jason (winner of the Math Olympics and the Nobel Prize), Strong Prince Justin (who can bench press his own mother), and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood.  The king and queen hire the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes.  Only the prince who can find the missing girl, defeat the dragon, and awaken a castle visitor from her slumber earns the right to woo Wed Widing Hood...  that is, Red Riding Hood!  Alas, Little Red’s couch-potato parents don’t want to lose their little girl.  How else will they get their cookies delivered to Grandmother?  So they hire the evil queen to thwart the Fairy Godmother’s contest.  Luckily, Little Red Riding Hood’s two sisters — Big Green Riding Hood and Medium Purple Riding Hood — help balance out the situation.  Complete with the Big Bad Wolf and a sock-hopping ‘50s score, this easy-to-produce adventure is guaranteed to end in happily-ever-after laughter for audiences and performers of all ages!

Best for ages PK-5th grade

RESERVATION FORM (please fill out, save, and send to

CONCESSION FORM (please print, fill out, scan, and send to


Greece Lightning

Bright Star Touring Theatre

Thursday, July 25

10 AM & 1 PM

The Greeks were quite an amazing culture indeed! In this fast-paced romp, you will meet some of the most amazing characters from Greek history and learn about some of the incredible myths and legends that make the Greeks so interesting. Along the way you will meet Zeus and his Olympian friends from Greek mythology, cross the waves with Poseidon and follow along the epic adventures of Hercules, and discover even more about the culture and customs of ancient Greeks! It’s been 3000 years since the ancient Greeks have been as popular as they are today. Find out why with Greece Lightning!

Best for KN-6th grade

RESERVATION FORM (please fill out, save, and send to

CONCESSION FORM (please print, fill out, scan, and send to

Reserve early for the best seats!

(302) 658-7897 ext. 3201

Pay What You Choose!

Over the past two decades, The Grand has brought affordable and professional entertainment to more than 220,000 young people. We are proud to provide children, youth, and families with a variety of meaningful and affordable arts experiences and we welcome your support of Summer Explorers.

THEGRAND│818 N. Market Street│Wilmington, DE 19801


Allyson Sands
302-658-7897 x3201

Download Forms

Reservation Form (please print, fill out, scan, and send to

Concession Form (please print, fill out, scan, and send to