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Address: 226 S State St, Dover, DE 19901-6728
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+1 800-778-5078
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30

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A Nice Venue

We just visited the theatre to see a performance of "The Civil War" and we really liked the venue. It's a relatively small theatre, comfortable seating, and good sound quality... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited the theatre to see a performance of "The Civil War" and we really liked the venue. It's a relatively small theatre, comfortable seating, and good sound quality. We'll certainly come back again in the future.

Thank 57RRoberts
Milford, Delaware
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Schwartz offers a variety of first rate entertainment - drama and comedy plays, dance and music, performing artists, and even a movie now and then. This grand old theater in Dover, DE, has been renovated to its former glory while providing modern comforts for the patrons. Every seat in the house appears to be a good one. Stage lighting... More 

Thank Larry T
Milford, Delaware
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great comedy show in one of my favorite venues in southern Delaware. A much overlooked Gem in the Capitol City.

Thank Taowalker239
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great musical performance. Inspiring life stories and messages of performers all over 55 years old. Positive life lessons as well as amazing voices of people who have courageously found their voices later in life. Great for family and friends.

Thank vballdad27
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We went here in November and saw Shrek the Musical and it was done very well! The theatre is small but beautiful! Wonderful place!

1 Thank Amandaj0306
Dover, Delaware
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The restored Schwartz Center for the Arts is a terrific amenity for downtown Dover. It's a smaller venue with reasonably comfortable seating. I've seen music and ballet there and it's always a good time with nice clear views of the stage and decent acoustics.

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

We have seen many shows here from Children's shows to concerts, to trained dogs. they have all been fun and well worth the money. The kids had a blast at Peter Pan.

Thank Jennifer J
Newark, Delaware
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Great concert, small intimate venue. Only problem is they serve drinks all night and people with crappy seats drink and stand in aisles. The venue is poorly staffed to get people back in their seats, doubt I will return. Probably would be fine for a play but not good if you pay a premium for orchestra seats and have people... More 

Thank PeterCuinmaui
Dover, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

I used to go to the Schwartz Center as a kid. It was the Capitol Theater then. I like the restoration job. The sound is good and I love that they have kept the vintage seating and appearance. The staff is very helpful and polite. It is a very nice intimate venue

Thank Richard V
Dover, Delaware
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The Schwartz Center for the Arts was built in the early 1900s as an opera house, and as the year went on, eventually became a movie theater. This building was closed up for many years due to the lack of renovations, and was restored in the 1990s to its original glory. It is a small venue with wonderful seating and... More 

1 Thank krxggx

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