Arts & Entertainment

The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Grand is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As further recognition of its importance to the citizens of Texas, in 1993 the 73rd Texas Legislature proclaimed The Grand, The Official Opera House of Texas. Galvestonians exhibited great vision in 1894 when they undertook to support the arts in Galveston by construction of The Grand. A later generation of Galvestonians renewed that commitment with equal vision when they undertook to save and restore The Grand in 1974. In 1894, Henry Greenwall raised the needed funds of $100,000 for construction with substantial commitments from a handful of prominent businessmen and civic-minded Galvestonians. When $8 million was raised for the Grands restoration between 1974 and 1990, it was a remarkable community effort which included the volunteer efforts of literally thousands of residents from Galveston county, the greater Houston area and the state of Texas. Support came from individuals, the business and corporate community, local government and, of course, included generous foundation support from around the state and nation. Chief among these were the generous leadership gifts of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, The Moody Foundation, Houston Endowment and the subsequent gifts of George and Cynthia Mitchell to help complete the restoration. Due to the foresight and generosity of several generations of Galvestonians, The Grand stands today as an important linkage to our past and an important part of our future.
Location: 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston TX 77550
Phone: 409.765.1894
Toll Free: 800.821.1894

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike, with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians has been bringing the unforgettable experience of live performances to Galveston audiences since 1979 with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.
Location: 2120 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX 77550
Toll Free: 409-765-1894

Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District

The Strand isn`t the only street with a unique atmosphere and draw. Venture onto Postoffice Street for an enchanting blend of art galleries, antique shops and chic eateries. Enter the downtown district at the corner of 25th Street and Harborside. Walk two blocks down 25th and turn left onto Ship`s Mechanic Row. To your left is the historic Tremont House. Farther up 23rd Street, take a left on Postoffice to enjoy a casual stroll through the Historic Arts and Entertainment District. The Postoffice Street restoration of the 1990`s revitalized over 25 historic buildings and reinvented the district as a center for arts, entertainment and loft residences. From paintings to sculptures, from folkart to the surreal, Postoffice Street`s galleries are enticing in their diversity.
Location: 2200 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX 77550