The 1894 Grand Opera House is a magnificently restored not-for-profit performing arts theater showcasing live entertainment year round. With a professional season featuring more than 28 productions with more than 70 shows by visiting artists and production companies presenting dance, drama, Broadway musicals, opera and stars of the stage and screen, The Grand has been restored to its past splendor and turn of the century charm.
The Grand survived the storms of 1900 and 1915, and Hurricanes Carla and Alicia, as well as years of neglect at various times throughout its history. Of these events, the greatest threat to its survival was the 1900 storm, and it remains a testament to the determination of the people of Galveston that The Grand was quickly repaired and reopened.
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."