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!

Act I:

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!

2019 Performances

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

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2020 Performances

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

Rockin' Doo-Wop Grand Opera HouseDamien Escobar Grand Opera HouseGeorge Thorogood Grand Opera HousePiano Man Grand Opera House

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.

2019 Performances

Ryan Hamilton - November 21st

Piff the Magic Dragon - November 22nd

2020 Performances

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

Colin Mochrie (of Whose Line is it Anyway?) presents HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Featuring Maser Hypnotist Asad Mecci  - April 25th

Liberty Comedy - May 9th

Jeanne Robertson May 9th

Paula Proudstone Grand Opera HouseItalian Bred Comedy Grand OperaPiff the Magic Dragon Grand Opera

Colin Mochrie Hypnotist Grand OperaJeanne Robertson Comedy Grand OperaLiberty Comedy Grand Opera House

~Intermission~ Take a quick break, but come back for Act 2 – Ballet, Broadway and Family!