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Address: 2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a...

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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Historic, neat, love it!

Always a good show here. Love the place. Used to have my dance recitals here as a little girl, so it's nostalgic. Never seen a bad performance here. Love the look and feel of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good show here. Love the place. Used to have my dance recitals here as a little girl, so it's nostalgic. Never seen a bad performance here. Love the look and feel of the place, love the history. Only complaint is that the seats are very close together, I could not even cross my legs during the performance. And... More 

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed our sippy cups, too! Yes, we are limited on space due to the historic footprint of the building (same with seat configuration). Please visit with our ticketing staff, they can guide you to seat selections with the most leg room. More 

Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love being inside old buildings such as this. For the first time ever, I stepped foot into the Grand Opera House. I have been visiting Galveston for 35 years, and this was my first time to visit the Opera House for an event. My family of three enjoyed the onstage musical version of Rudolph. The Grand Opera House was... More 

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

So glad you came to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical at The Grand! It's a great show - and a perfect example of how the intimate nature of The Grand can really enhance a performance! Thank you for the positive review - hope to see you at The Grand again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Galveston Opera House is a restored and impressive Romanesque Revival structure that can be toured even if you're not going to a concert. The box office attendant can let you in for $2 (because the house curtain was down, she let us in for free) and give you a pamphlet. Go to the top floor by elevator and walk... More 

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Grand, glad you enjoyed the self-guided tour. We hope you can come back and see a show at The Grand - there's nothing like it! More 

galveston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I so enjoy this Grand Opera House I go as often as possible. The shows are varied from comedies to gospel, rock & roll to musicals dont let the name fool you, its all about a wonderful show!

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! If you attend often, I hope you are aware of our Patron's Choice Subscription option: purchase tickets to four or more shows, and you create your own subscription - and save a bit on prices - plus get early notice to buy tickets for next season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At $2, it is a great self guided tour. Hand painted ceilings and box decorations, carpets and Tibetan sand mandala are just a few of the wonders to be found.

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Glad you enjoyed the tour! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have seen several performances here over the years and it is a beautiful, historic theater. The only concern I had was the mold on the ceiling by the vents inside the theater and the fire escapes being removed. The acoustics are wonderful and several of the seats with an interrupted view give you a great view of the stage.

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Grand. Let me assure you - there is no mold on the ceiling. We do have dust build up from time to time (and it's hard to clean the ceiling!), but it is not mold. In reference to the fire escapes - we are in the middle of an extensive brick... More 

Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got to sit in first box seat to see Chubby Checker. It was perfect. $th time there and there will be more, beautiful theater

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - and thanks for being a repeat patron! Hope to see you at The Grand again soon! More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Self guided tour just $2 apiece. Well worth it, if you aren't going to see a show here. They have a very good brochure with information about the history of the building.

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your self-guided tour - I hope you will be able to attend a performance - there's nothing quite like it! More 

Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Get a tour guide and visit this beautiful historic opera house. It has rich history and a wonderful story about serving residence of Galveston Island during good and bad times throughout history.

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful,breathtaking,historical venue!! Amazing staff!! Great location!! A definite must see!!! Very grateful for the wonderful experience... close to restaurants,shopping and the port!

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Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review - hope you'll come back soon! More 

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