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The Grand is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993 the 73rd Texas Legislature proclaimed The Grand "The Official Opera House of Texas." more...

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Island ETC is Galveston's only professional repertory theatre company. Our beautifully restored 190 seat theater is home to 6 main stage productions each year in addition to film screenings. more...


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Galveston's visual and performing arts culture continues to thrive as visitors browse through art galleries during the day before heading out at night to catch their favorite musicals in the heart of Historic Galveston Island.

In fact, arts and entertainment are as much a part of the Island’s history as its port and Victorian architecture. From theater, music and dance, in historic and traditional settings, to reggae, rock, country and the oldies in the city’s nightspots, Galveston sparkles at night.

Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District is nestled in the famous Strand National Historic Landmark District, only three short blocks from The Strand. This district is home to quaint galleries that feature various types of art from local, national and internationally recognized artists.

Every six weeks, the art galleries welcome Island visitors and Galvestonians alike into their galleries for ArtWalk; an event that provides visitors with wine and cheese while leading them through the historic streets and into boutiques and galleries.

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Vintage Fashion & Fun Return to Galveston Island for Expanded Beach Revue Weekend
Vintage fun meets the historic backdrop of Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard for the 7th annual Galveston Island Beach Revue, May 15th and 16th.

Lofts Tour Returns April 18th
The Historic Downtown Galveston Partnership is proud to announce the return of The Downtown Lofts Tour on April 18th from 10am to 6pm.

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a year-round performing arts schedule featuring international stars of stage and screen, Broadway musicals, dance, music and comedy productions. Called “one of the finest theaters in the world” by veteran actor Hal Holbrook, The Grand is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated the “official opera house of the State of Texas” by the 73rd legislature. Past performers have included Bill Cosby, Gregory Peck, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, and Willie Nelson. The Grand also presented the world premier production of Red, White and Tuna, as well as Tuna Does Vegas.

Island etc (east-end theater company) strives to present innovative and cutting-edge
productions by both known and new playwrights. The elegant 200-seat theatre is home to plays, musicals, concerts and film festivals year-round.

If it’s a just-released motion picture you would like to see, Premiere Cinema, a multi-screen theater, is conveniently located on Seawall Boulevard at 89th Street.

From Broadway to dance to visual arts, Galveston Island is a art-lover's paradise.

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