The curtains are drawn, and the stage lights shine bright... it’s time to experience the theatrical side of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. With grand theaters that play host to national concert tours and Broadway shows, to improv comedy, classic dinner theater, and Shakespeare in the park under the summer nights twinkle, there's always a performance taking place in Greater Wilmington, Delaware.  

Catch a show before it heads to Broadway at the Delaware Theatre Company or see your favorite pop star perform an intimate acoustic show downtown at The Queen Wilmington - whatever you choose, let the experience of seeing a live show on one or more of our stages make your visit to Greater Wilmington that much better.  

Three fan favorite theatres in the area are ready to be added to your 2023 #VisitWilm itinerary.  

The Candlelight Theatre is one of Delaware’s best kept secrets. For over 75 years, the stage of this quaint barn has come alive every weekend  to entertain thousands of theater-goers. While musicals are Candlelight’s specialty, other performances are also available throughout the year. Check out the lineup for their 2023 season:  

  • January 21-February 25: Sister Act  
  • March 18-April 23: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change 
  • May 13-June 25: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940  
  • July 15-August 27: Sound of Music  
  • September 16-October 29: Into the Woods 
  • November 18-December 23: It's a Wonderful Life 


The Delaware Children’s Theatre is one of the area’s historic theatres. The children’s theatre has been bringing classic stories to life for children and young families for over 40 years. of the Children’s Theatre wraps up their 2022-2023 season with the following performances: 

  • February 18-March 12: Decendants the Musical  
  • April 22-May 13: Snow White One Magic Kiss 


Founded in 1939, the Wilmington Drama League is Delaware's premier community theatre, producing musicals, dramas and comedies fit for the whole family. Their 2023 lineup includes: 

  • January 27-February 5: Street Dreams  
  • March 10-19: Boeing Boeing  
  • March 30-April 2: Arcadia  
  • April 28-May 7: Dreamgirls 
  • June 9-18: Freaky Friday 


So, whether you choose to make a weekend of it t  or if you’re just in the city for the night, the Wilmington stages are filled with your favorite shows to  live music from your favorite local or regional band. With more than 25 performing art venues and live entertainment throughout the year, Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is your arts and entertainment destination.