Nightlife takes center stage in Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley. Wilmington offers exhilarating theatre and concert performances in historic venues, such as the DuPont Theatre, The Grand Opera House, and World Café Live at The Queen. Add to that ballet, opera, comedy, Shakespeare, many ethnic and music festivals, and outstanding fine dining, and the Brandywine Valley will light up your nights.
50 years after the Queen Theatre in downtown Wilmington went dark, it has been resurrected through a partnership with Philadelphia's World Cafe Live and public radio station WXPN. The new World Cafe Live at the Queen is a spectacular music venue, restaurant, broadcast studio and event complex showcasing performers from across the musical spectrum on Wilmington's Market Street.
Built in 1871, this magnificent concert hall in Downtown Wilmington presents more than 100 shows a year from symphony orchestras, dance and opera to stand-up comedians and programs for young people.
On weekends, Trolley Square is the center of the nightlife scene in Wilmington, with more than a dozen bars, restaurants and stages crowded into a few blocks of this historic district.
Guests are offered live seasonal Thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting, live table games, a 20-table poker room and 25-table poker tournament room, 2,500 slot machines, and professional football parlay betting. The White Clay Creek Country Club features a world class 18-hole championship golf course.
The New Candlelight Theatre, located in historic Ardentown, just minutes from downtown Wilmington and a short drive from Philadelphia, combines fine dining with superb musical theater entertainment.
The DuPont Theatre, formerly The Playhouse Theatre, in Wilmington, Delaware, presents national touring productions of Broadway shows and is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in the country. Located in the luxurious Hotel du Pont, the brightest stars of stage and screen have graced the lovely 1,252-seat Victorian theatre since 1913.