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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“box seats” (8 reviews)
“great shows” (8 reviews)
“texas tenors” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We enjoyed a delightful Arlo Guthrie concert at this intimate, historic theater—our third time attending an event there. Acoustics, sound system, lighting, and sight-lines are excellent. The theater’s website makes it easy to order tickets in advance. This performance hall is a Galveston treasure. If...More

Thank KKFW
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! Glad you had a great time at Arlo Guthrie! Our 2017-2018 Season includes the Beach Boys and Blood Sweat & Tears (and more!) - Great music!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went to this theater to see the Midtown Men. The concert was really fun, but the theater was exquisite. Only drawback was the seating in the balcony was "tight"...my knees were aching by the time we left due to not being able to stretch...More

Thank jgram03330
Grand1894OperaHouse, Director of Marketing at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the Midtown Men. We apologize for the "tight" seating, our seating footprint is based on the historic theatre layout and folks were not quite as tall back in 1894! Please let our box office know if...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped to tour the Opera House during the afternoon. We did pay, but not too much. It was fun going to the top floor and working our way down. It has been renovated and looks great. I would like to see a show there...More

Thank Rita R
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for touring The Grand, and for the lovely review. We hope you can come back and enjoy a show - and see us shine!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have a second home in Galveston and truly enjoy our season tickets to the Grand 1894 Opera House. We pick 6 shows for the season and plan an event around the show. We enjoy seeing a variety of Shows, like Comedy, acrobatics, folklife and...More

Thank Stinalr
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review! Glad you take advantage of our Patron's Choice (pick 4 or more shows) option when ordering!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Grand 1894 Opera House is a theater frozen in time. A visit feels like a trip to turn of the century Galveston (before the Great Storm) when the city was the most populous and cosmopolitan in Texas. The venue is a small one which...More

Thank jcaynon
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! Glad to know you enjoy The Grand.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Restored Pre-1900 Opera house built when Galveston was booming as the center of commerce in Texas. Incredible atmosphere, and world class entertainment and musicals. A tremendous, intimate venue for live entertainment.

Thank BobSavage
Grand1894OperaHouse, Marketing Director at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We're proud of our theatre and also proud of the world-class entertainment we provide each season!

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teetoddler
What is proper dress for the show tomorrow night? Jeans and a button up shirt, OK?
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
What kind of parking is available for concerts at the Grand?
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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Bill Q
need to add website info to trip advisor.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Grand1894OperaHouse | Property representative |
Hi Bill - Trip Advisor advisors policies won't let me put website or contact info in any answer, but our website is basically the first two words of our name (including The).
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