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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: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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+1 409-765-1894

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking through the building at our own pace and imagining the performances that have taken place there throughout the years. The Mandela on the third floor is amazing!

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Even if one doesn't attend a performance, self guided tours are available at a nominal charge and well worth the price to see a magnificent old, historically important theater. The free brochure will tell you all about this jewel. Go into the theater, take a...More

Thank Linda C
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Driector at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review - glad you were able to visit. We hope you can attend a performance at The Grand - that's where we really shine!

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the intimate setting, easy parking and great employees. Seats are very close together and there is little legroom. Make sure you go online and check the seating before you book your seat. Recommend end seats.More

Thank NurseSherry
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for the review. As a historic theatre, our seats are close to the original configuration and folks were smaller back in 1894! Believe it or not, at one time the theatre seated 1500 people! Today our maximum is 1040. Good advice for those...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Whether you are a subscriber to the Grands Season offerings or only partake in one or two offerings, the Grand is a great evening out for artistic endeavors. From broadway play offerings to Texas local music favorites (Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen), it is...More

Thank Braveheartww57
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! Glad to hear that you enjoy The Grand!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

We signed up for the "Island Pass" and this was one of our stops. The Grand 1894 Opera House was a very inviting tidbit of history. Admittedly, there isn't a great deal to see when an attraction is not going on there, the atmosphere takes...More

Thank Jason W
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope you can return for a performance - with no seat further than 70 feet from the stage, a performance at The Grand is spectacular!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was another tour we picked on our Island Pass. Very low admission $2.00 person. You tour on your own, 3 story building. Very pretty place. We spent about 30 minutes touring it.

Thank Billy R
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for touring our beautiful Grand! We hope you will have the opportunity to return and see a performance at The Grand - our intimate venue enhances our world-class performing arts offerings!

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a lovely old building. The seating is tight and there are a couple of places where it's difficult to see, but you can tell that when ordering tickets so just don't buy those seats. It's beautiful and they have lots of good artists...More

Thank sally8363
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to review The Grand 1894 Opera House. We hope to see you during our 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Was very impressed with who they book. It's top name always . when you are coming check out what is going on here you never know. It is small so you never have a bad seat but don't sit behind a post . Love it...More

Thank Diana G
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review! Please check out our 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season, filled with stellar entertainment!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We enjoyed our little tour of the Opera House. I am interested in architecture and this little gem didn't disappoint!

Thank Deb Hyde L
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review - we're proud of our renovations!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were fortunate to see Arlo Guthrie in the Opera House for a great night of fun. Handicapped people or very large people may not have it so good. Restrooms are down a flight of stairs, or outside and around a corner. Do be prepared...More

Thank rrosa
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were not directed to our elevator (goes to all floors). And we have restrooms on the ground level, Mezzanine and Grand Tier levels. The Grand Tier level has a handicapped accessible restroom just past the elevator (no...More

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Julie B
16 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
29 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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rrosa
26 April 2017|
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Response from Grand1894OperaHouse | Property representative |
We don't have our own parking lot, so customers should utilize area paid parking lots. There is a large pay lot directly behind the theatre at 21st and Market streets, a parking garage also on Market at 21st on Northwest... More
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