We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a...

The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a year-round performance schedule. Performances include stars of stage and screen, music, dance, comedy, drama and more. The Grand is also available to rent for private events. The Grand 1894 Opera House is the official Opera House of the State of Texas as designated by the 73rd legislature.

As an historic site, The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided or guided tours. A fee is required for tours and guided tours require advance reservation. Group and senior rates may be available for some performances.

To view The Grand's performance schedule, please visit The Grand online.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 142.00*
and up
Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 291 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
AWESOME

Had the privilege to attend two performances in this gem of history while I visited in Galveston. A real treat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
FRED W
,
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Similar Things to Do in Galveston

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 291: English reviews
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
171 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the privilege to attend two performances in this gem of history while I visited in Galveston. A real treat.

Helpful?
Thank FRED W
Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice venue, but if you have long legs, better pick your seat carefully. I've been to many old theaters and this one is very nice. But some of the gushing reviews are a little over the top. It's nice, but not as ornate as I would have expected. Don't get me wrong - this is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank norwegianblue_1
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Grand. I'm sorry the leg room was not adequate for your needs - I'm sure you can appreciate the fact that folks were much shorter in stature back in 1894. Our theatre's seat blueprint is kept as close to the original from 1894 and in order to hold the 1000+ seats, it does... More 

Providence, RI
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little tight. I wish they would advertise more clearly that you can bring certain drinks that you buy from them into the theater. I didn't realize until our latest visit and I realized that that is definitely what other shows have been missing. The theater itself is very old and lovely with velvet seats, it's just a little... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ltravels505
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please call and ask our ticketing services staff for recommendations on seating for your husband. Folks are much taller than when the theatre was first built in 1894, and our seating footprint is based on the original plan to accommodate 1000+ guests for our performances. The good news is that no seat is further than... More 

Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old opera house! We looked around and the volunteer staff is clearly very proud of this facility! They told us lots of interesting information about the opera house. We sat in the 3rd tier of seats to watch the Oakridge Boys on Sunday, January 22nd. Our seats were up close to the railing, so if you are afraid of... More 

Helpful?
Thank happyIAcruiser
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for you visit! We're glad you were able to attend a performance at The Grand. Hope to see you again. We've just announced our summer season, so visit our website for summer show schedule. More 

Saskatoon
Level Contributor
65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We attended Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Grand. The show was light hearted and fun but the best of the evening was the venue itself. We sat in the "penthouse" but every seat is perfect and the acoustics are amazing! Show prices are reasonable but as with most theatres, beverages are cash only and pricey. It was nice, however,... More 

Helpful?
Thank prariegal
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Glad you attended Pump Boys and Dinettes at The Grand! Thank you for your review. Please note that credit cards are accepted for concession items - however, tickets for concession items must be purchased with credit cards either in the Orchestra Lobby, or at the Box Office at this time. We hope to add direct credit cards sales at our... More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you love the glamour of another century, then the Grand 1894 Opera House is a great place. I've been there many time and I have always had a great experience. The musicals are often broadway quality, and better than some of the shows I saw in London. The atmosphere is 1800's charm. The prices are high, but hey you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TimesRemembered
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of The Grand! We're proud of our performance offerings and yes - we present National and International touring groups for our Broadway Musicals. We also have a year-round season that features stars of stage and screen, top comedians, thought-provoking drama and dance and music to stir your soul -- all world class performing arts... More 

Miami, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
368 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were at the Opera House for the Oak Ridge Boys concert. It is a beautiful old building and they have an enthusiastic group of volunteers who share a little history with the visitors.

Helpful?
Thank Jean A
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks for attending The Oak Ridge Boys (an annual favorite of The Grand!) Did you know that The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided tours? (fee) Stop by and tour The Grand and get our tour guide - filled with the history of The Grand. More 

Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Historical Opera house built in the late 19th century. Beautiful architecture and great acoustics for listening to a concert or a play. Centrally located in Galveston close to the Strand.

Helpful?
Thank Bobby M
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Did you know that The Grand was voted "Best Live Music Venue," and "Best Live Theatre" in Galveston for 2016! With no seat further than 70 feet from the stage - The Grand offers world-class entertainment in an intimate, historic setting. More 

Level Contributor
484 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We've seen a number of shows here and enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful decor, and a historical place to visit. Some of the past greats have performed here. Not to miss if in Galveston.

Helpful?
Thank Yodatravel
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Glad you have attended and enjoyed our performance offerings - thank you for the lovely review! More 

Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
487 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you enjoy live entertainment you must see a performance here. The architecture and attention to detail are amazing in this grand opera house, and you really get a feel for what it was like for the wealthy of Galveston to go out in the late 1800's.

Helpful?
Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Grand. The Grand has always been the theatre for the entire community and available to those from every walk of life. In fact, The Grand was a community gathering place following every major hurricane to affect Galveston - serving as the touchstone for citizens of our beautiful Island. More 

Travellers who viewed Grand 1894 Opera House also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
 

Been to Grand 1894 Opera House? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand 1894 Opera House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Grand 1894 Opera House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?