The Grand Opera House, a landmark to the city of Wilmington, Delaware for more than 140 years, delights residents and visitors with the finest live entertainment the country has to offer. The theatre’s pristine acoustics have made the Grand a favorite tour stop for musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, and George Thorogood among countless others, while it is also home to OperaDelaware, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the First State Ballet Theatre.
Today, The Grand, along with its sister theaters, The Playhouse on Rodney Square and The Baby Grand, make downtown Wilmington a destination for music, comedy, and Broadway fans alike. With easy access from I-95 as well as surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland towns, high-quality shows and entertainment can be enjoyed with less traffic and a lower cost to park. Add in a burgeoning culinary scene along Wilmington’s Market Street with the James Beard Semifinalist, Bardea Food and Drink, the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives featured restaurant, Farmer and the Cow, or DE.CO, Delaware’s only food hall featuring eight different restaurants (including a bar) and you have all the makings for an evening out or a weekend escape.
Make it a “Grand” Weekend Escape when you book at one of the many Downtown Hotels!
Now that we’ve got you hooked it’s time to pick a show! Who’s ready for an incredibly GRAND #VisitWilm experience? Let the “Virtual” Launch Party begin!
Welcome to the release of The Grand’s 2019-2020 season!
Scene I: Music
Musical performances at The Grand have always soared in a powerful way. Known for being universal, music, has been at the heart of this theatre tying history to the present since 1871. This year, there are over 30 different acts for your entertainment pleasure!
Pat Metheny’s Side Eye Tour - August 27th&28th
Lucinda Williams’ 20th Anniversary Tour - September 22nd
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi - September 28th
George Thorogood and the Destroyers - October 1st
Pink Martini Silver Jubilee Tour - October 4th
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots - October 5th
Leonid & Friends - October 17th
Boney James - October 18th
Renaissance 50th Anniversary Tour - October 20th
The Fab Faux with the Hogshead Horns &The Creme Tangerine Strings - October 25th
The Rock Orchestra - October 26th
Home Free - November 1st
Graeme James - November 2nd
Gilberto Santa Rosa - November 7th
Blue Note Records 80th - November 8th
Birthday Celebration Rock’N Doo-Wop Dance Party - November 16th
Damien Escobar - November 23rd
Mannheim Steamroller - December 1st
Irish Christmas in America - December 11th
Eric Mintel’s Charlie Brown Christmas - December 13th
Classic Albums Live – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - February 1st
A Band Called Honalee - February 7th
Valentine’s Day with the Manhattan Transfer - February 14th
The Rock Orchestra: An Evening of Jethro Tull - February 15th
Gaelic Storm - February 20th
Sweet Honey in the Rock - February 28th
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular - March 7th
My Sinatra - March 8th
Deagrass: Celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia - March 13th
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - March 19th
Red Hot Chili Pipers - March 20th
Tom Rush - March 22nd
Class Albums Live – The Eagles Greatest Hits - March 28th
Crys Matthews - March 28th
Jim Witter’s Piano Men - April 4th
Semi-Toned - April 5th
Classic Albums Live – Rolling Stones - May 8th
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - May 8th
The Rock Orchestra: An Evening of Elton John - May 16th
Scene II: Comedy
Everyone loves a good laugh and to prove it, The Grand enlisted acts from across the country and beyond to get you rolling into the aisles.
Ryan Hamilton - November 21st
Piff the Magic Dragon - November 22nd
Tom Papa - January 24th
Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour - February 7th
Liberty Comedy: Fabulously Funny Females - February 22nd
Paula Poundstone - March 6th
Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred - March 7th
Jeff Allen: The America I Grew Up In - March 21st
Liberty Comedy - May 9th
Jeanne Robertson May 9th