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Charming Small Theater

A sister venue to The Grand, the Playhouse boasts gracious architecture and beautifully illustrated... read more

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Cirque de Holidaze!

Crazy good performance of energy and skill! The performers didn't just juggle or balance, they take... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sister venue to The Grand, the Playhouse boasts gracious architecture and beautifully illustrated ceilings. Seating on the orchestra floor is comfortable but limited. The theater has two balconies but seating there is tight, especially in terms of footroom. The theater is small enough that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justpeachy48
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Crazy good performance of energy and skill! The performers didn't just juggle or balance, they take their entertainment to max of human ability!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debvzuc
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

After 20 years in Delaware this was our first visit to the Playhouse. We’ve always traveled to NYC to see shows, so this was a pleasing surprise. Smaller and more intimate than NYC, the seats were also a little wider and had more leg room...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SDogg1963
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip out to the Playhouse to see Spamalot, and this was a very nice, albeit old, theater. Great views from everywhere, wonderful staff, close to parking, amazing dining in and out of the hotel du pont. The only issue I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pyrewoman
Reviewed 22 October 2018

First time visit to the Playhouse Theater (Old DuPont Theater). We parked at a garage down the street from the Playhouse - $5.00 after 6pm. We reserved mezzanine seating to see Whose Line. It was easy to get through the box office to the theater...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Last evening, my husband and I attended a one-time event at the Playhouse, the Vienna Boys Choir. My first impression when I took my seat was that the stage was very drab. There was one piano in the center and risers on each side for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Terrific production and seats row L middle middle. Packed in tightly side to side but leg room adequate for 6’2” adult. Acting, singing, dancing, sound, computer graphics all excellent. Show went from 2pm until 4:30. Grandkids and adults enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ihorr2015
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We love that Wilmington has such a wonderful old theater right in the heart of downtown. The entrance has changed recently since they are refurbishing the building. The sight lines of the side seats can give you an obstructed view to the stage so I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I'm a bit torn about this review. We're theater buffs, and have recently renewed our subscription to Broadway in Wilmington for the third consecutive season. We were subscribers for over twenty seasons at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts before moving here, and attended...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank johnb0811
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On Thursday night, March 16th, my husband, Larry, and I went to the Playhouse on Rodney Square to see "The Five Irish Tenors". It was a memorable and entertaining evening. The concert featured many of the beloved Irish songs including: "Down By The Sally Gardens",...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank marla14
PlayhouseDE, Public Relations Manager at The Playhouse on Rodney Square, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Marla, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed the concert and look forward to having you return in the future!

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Response from debvzuc | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just pull up to the front of the building on 11th where there is a valet "porte cochere" (covered driveway). The valet supervisor or attendant will greet you.