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Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810-4000
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+1 302-475-2313
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight...

Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight Theatre. Located in historic Ardentown, DE, New Candlelight provides an all-inclusive evening of Dinner and Professional theatre in an intimate atmosphere, all for a reasonable price. Operating as a theater venue for over 75 years, the stage of this quaint barn comes alive every weekend year round and entertains thousands of theater-goers through the course of the year. While musicals are New Candlelight’s specialty, other special events such as a monthly Comedy Night, are also available offering patrons various opportunities to experience Live Theatre. Tickets are $55 for adults and include full course buffet and show. Cash bar is available as well as free parking. Children and group discount tickets are also available.

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Fun time for dinner & a show

My wife love the theater we have gone there many time. It is a small place so you have a great seat. food is good and you can get a drink if you like.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife love the theater we have gone there many time. It is a small place so you have a great seat. food is good and you can get a drink if you like.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Saw the Winter Holiday show last week. It was great! Some contemporary songs as well as some I have never heard before. As always, the food was excellent, in fact, I don't know how they do it!

Thank Coachdoc
Harrington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The show was absolutely amazing. The talent is almost unbelievable for such a small theater. I enjoyed it greatly! Food was ok like most buffets. Nothing special but nothing bad either. Ham was delicious. The only thing I would suggest is that they maybe not have so many tables in there. It's very crowed.

Thank dlcabc
Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took our group of 50 senior citizens and the production of "Hairspray" was absolutely fabulous! Don't think this is small town production - voices were spectacular - should be in NYC! Food buffet was great, service was great! Take the time to stop and see shows at this dinner theatre - you won't be sorry you did.

Thank Angela H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I recently took our grandchildren to Candlelight to see the Music Man. They had never been to a live musical production before so I went holding my breath that they would make it to intermission. The look on their faces was priceless. The food is OK but being served by a member of the cast and seeing them later on... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love local theatre. Good parking. I live nearby. I go to see plays regularly. Great entertainment for the whole family. Musicals too.

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south jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We saw Arsnic and Old Lace. The venue is rustic but cool. The buffet was plentiful and above the quality you often get on a buffet. Good shrimp and excellent salmon served that night. Many of the servers are also the performers which gives the experience a nice homey feel. Our server was not particularly attentive, but the rest of... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were going for Spamalot, but decided to go for two nights in a row since we were in the area. The first night was Comedy Night that they only have once a month. The second night was Spamalot and the cast did an excellent job! It's a must see whether you're a fan of Monty Python or not! I... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I had seen some advertising previously and had been curious so when an offer came around I purchased tickets for "Spamalot" discounted at about half price plus processing fee through Goldstar. It was worth every penny and then some! I would absolutely recommend visiting this venue and plan on returning to see another show in the future. My boyfriend and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We first visited this dinner theater many years ago and took our school aged daughter with us. We saw their production of "Nuncrackers" and it was hilarious! This past weekend we returned to this venue to see their production of "Spamalot" which opened only a few days earlier. It does not disappoint!!!

Thank Marietta L

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