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Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
+1 409-765-1894
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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.
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  • Average3%
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“texas tenors” (7 reviews)
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2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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+1 409-765-1894

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is marvelous and the acoustics are amazing. We’ve seen a number of great shows at this venue and each one has been a treat. Looking forward to the next show at this gem of a venue!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see and hear old fashioned Opera house. Beautiful acoustics. I can safely say there is not a bad seat in the house.

1  Thank JRJ645
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Old Galveston was a major business center in its day (late 1800s) with shipping and railroads. The Grand was built as a major opera and theatre house and dedicated in 1894. With the hurricanes since, it has been restored many times most recently after hurricane...More

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely (and detailed) review!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

It is quiet a lager theater I was quite surprised when we went in to se SPAMELOT, Eric Idle's spoof on Camelot an amazingly hilarious play must see if your a Montey Python fan.

1  Thank Sunny K
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! One of the best features of The Grand is the intimate space. For a theatre that seats 1040 people, no seat is further than 70 feet from the stage - great viewing!

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

we recently attended a concert at the opera house. the setting is marvelous 1800's and allows a welcome, home town feeling. the lighting and sound were excellent for the group that performed and we had great seats. now, speaking of the seats, i guess people...More

1  Thank fred d
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, the seats were made for a different era and people were smaller back then! Thank you for your comment about late seating - we are constantly trying to enforce late seating policies with our volunteers - a continuing challenge....More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The place is beautiful, and I will add a word or caution. I suggest everyone check this place out, but use caution if you are handicapped, like me. This is an very old, historic building, but not the most handicapped friendly.More

1  Thank Scott T
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and we're sorry you had a less than Grand experience. We do have options for handicapped access, and are more than happy to work with our patrons to meet their needs. Please indicate when ordering tickets your needs (it's best...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

My wife and I along with another couple watched the Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" on this Saturday night in December at the Grand Opera House in Galveston. One of our favorite places to attend and watch a play. Restored building is beautiful inside and...More

1  Thank texag80
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we are glad you had such a Grand time!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Wonderfully restored 19th century opera house. Top notch live entertainment throughout the year. Several good restaurants in the immediate area.

1  Thank James H
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - hope to see you again at The Grand!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Kinda chessey. Small after thought concession stand. Small seating. Quaint building. Symphony was just so so, would not go back to hear them again. Parking was a challenge.

1  Thank theram1954
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry your experience was not as you expected. May we suggest attending a show on The Grand's performing arts season?

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have been here twice now and really enjoyed the architecture and the shows we saw. After looking at a list of upcoming shows we will defiantly be coming back a few more times.

1  Thank travalingjack
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! We can't wait to have you back at The Grand!

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Kjunqueene
25 November 2017|
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Response from travalingjack | Reviewed this property |
I've seen folks in ball caps and shorts seated next someone in a suit. It's been pretty casual every time I've been there. I usually wear nice jeans/slacks and a button up shirt and no ones tried to throw me out yet.
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Julie B
16 September 2017|
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Response from Stinalr | Reviewed this property |
You can dress any way you feel like. Yes to shorts and a baseball cap. I personally would not ware a baseball cap an event like this.
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teetoddler
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Response from Grand1894OperaHouse | Property representative |
Whoops - sorry, this question slipped through the cracks... I hope you enjoyed the show, and yes, jeans and shirt is fine for any of our performances!
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