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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
+1 409-765-1894

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank OldAg65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sunny K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank fred d
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.

Thank Scott T
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

Thank texag80
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

Thank James H
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.

Thank theram1954
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.

Thank travalingjack
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I were lucky enough to get to tour this place for free. Not really sure why, but we weren't about to argue. A lot of beautiful restoration went into this place after numerous hurricanes destroyed some of it. I don't know if...More

1  Thank sweet_pack_fan
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Grand is THE place to enjoy an intimate concert. All seats are so close to the stage you can almost touch it and the price is always reasonable. Why drive to Houston for entertainment when we have the Grand?

Thank Sunny B
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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.
Julie B
15 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.
28 April 2017|
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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!