There are a couple different types of people: those who like to catch a movie or a show, and those who want to go to
‘the theatre.’ Luckily, no matter what your viewing style or taste, Delaware has you covered with these 14 venues.
1. The Candlelight Theatre, Arden
Dinner and a performance? They’ve got that. What makes this gem extra unique is that the actors are also waiters.
2. The Clayton Theatre, Dagsboro
Delaware’s only single-screen movie theater still in operation has been around for 67 years! This fun and festive theater is a throwback to the good ol' days.
3. Chapel Street Playhouse, Newark
This Newark institution has been performing since 1934. The intimate performance space will make you feel like a member of the family by the time the third act concludes.
4. Delaware Children’s Theatre, Wilmington
It may be called a “children’s” theater, but this is truly fun for all ages.
5. Everett Theatre, Middletown
If you’re looking for a little something different in Middletown, check out the Everett. They play movies, have their own main stage productions, and offer special events like Grease singalong nights.
6. Delaware Theatre Company
Get up close with the cast at this small theater in Wilmington. They have produced more than 150 plays since opening in 1979, so keep an eye out for one that piques your interest.
7. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville
Dance, music, theatre, and more from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
8. The Grand Opera House, Wilmington
Bigger names (for Delaware) and a more traditional setting, you’ll feel like royalty when seeing a show here.
9. Milton Theatre, Milton
A wide variety of performances are available at this venue, from psychics to musicals to stand-up comedy performances.
10. Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington
This state-of-the-art facility boasts 14 standard screens with a total of around 3000 seats. Plus, this is the home of the state's only IMAX Theater.
11. Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington
Formerly called the DuPont Theatre, this venue brings in some pretty big names and larger musicals, like Jersey Boys and Blue Man Group.
12. Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover
A hidden gem in Dover. Schwartz hosts live performances but also offers screenings of movies, like Rocky Horror Picture Show.
13. The Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna
This ain’t no stuffy opera house. They host open mic nights and book signings, and also open the space up for rentals.
14. Theatre N at Nemours, Wilmington
This is one of the only places in the state to catch an independent or international film. And they offer beer and wine for purchase before the movie.