The Grand Opera House

More than 140 years since the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. The wider Brandywine area has been providing the inhabitants of Wilmington, Delaware, and the greater Brandywine region with the most exciting live entertainment available anywhere in the nation or the globe. In 2015, we took over the management of The Playhouse on Rodney Square (formerly known as the DuPont Theatre), which allowed us to bring the finest touring Broadway to our audience. Each year, our three venues host more than 120 concerts, ensuring something to suit every preference.


The Grand and Playhouse are much more than simply the great acts on their stages. We provide a broad range of community participation activities for children, young people, and older persons throughout the area. More interesting reads.


The Grand entertains, engages, and enhances the community by presenting a varied range of live events and educational programming in a warm and friendly setting that puts the patron first. They are proud guardians of the beloved historic theaters that provide economic life and uplift the human spirit, and they celebrate them.


The Grand Today


There is a swarm of creative activity in the Grand and Baby Grand rooms. Each season, more than 80 concerts are presented at The Grand, including everything from the newest rock and comedy artists to classical music, ballet, traditional American music, jazz, international arts, and family and variety entertainers. The Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, and First State Ballet Theatre are all residents at The Grand. They are all putting on full schedules in their respective disciplines during their time there. Because of The Grand’s resident performing groups and its rental opportunities, the facility holds more than 300 events every year, drawing more than 120,000 people into downtown Wilmington and through its doors.


In addition to the full-time and part-time professional staff, The Grand is ably supported by the Board of Directors, Grand Trustees, and an extensive volunteer corps that ushers all performances and provides other ongoing services for The Grand’s valued patrons. The Grand is a non-profit organization.


To thank you for your patronage, they are pleased to provide you with the perks and privileges you want at any of The Grand’s three performance venues: the gorgeous Copeland Hall, the tiny baby grand, and the legendary Playhouse on Rodney Square, which just opened. Check this out >>>


As The Grand strives to maintain its position as the region’s premier performing arts venue, its supporters must be aware of the several ways in which they may contribute financially to the organization. Brief explanations of these choices are available on the website, and their staff would be pleased to assist you. All of these choices give tax advantages to the donor while also providing support for the future of The Grand.


The administrative offices are situated on the second level of the Giacco Building, which is next to the Grand Opera House. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is (302) 658-7897.