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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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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“box seats” (9 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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+1 409-765-1894
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"box seats"
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"intimate venue"
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"great acoustics"
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"beach boys"
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"historic theater"
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"beautiful restoration"
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"arlo guthrie"
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"jerry jeff walker"
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"box office"
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"great seats"
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"self guided tour"
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"front row"
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"third floor"
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"hurricane ike"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For an island our size we are truly lucky to have such a great venue where there are no bad seats. And one that gets such amazing shows. I always enjoy going to an event at The Grand.

Thank Bret L
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful show. So well done. Everything was perfect the singing voices the sets the dancers. Loved watching all the action

Thank Patricia H
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review - we've had so many wonderful comments on the technical theatre with this show, as well as the voices, acting content - truly an Amazing show!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not see any shows here, but took a unguided tour. It is a fantastic venue that I would love to see a show at. It's a unique layout with two balconies and very intimate.

Thank Chuck H
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for touring our venue - we hope you can return and see a performance at The Grand!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is the Grand we have been preferred subscribers for years and can actually say have totally enjoyed every concert we ever attended. After a life changing health event we have had to drop our membership but would encourage each and everyone to get...More

Thank generoblyer
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

All of the seating options were good with clear lines of sight to the stage. Great acoustics, comfortable seating, intimate feeling

1  Thank Cathy M
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review - we hope you can visit again soon!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank OldAg65
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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

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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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
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.
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teetoddler
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!
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