Wilmington offers a number of live entertainment venues adding to its cultural appeal, all within walking distance of the Hotel du Pont.

Whether you prefer opera, musicals, plays, or live music, Wilmington’s busy entertainment scene offers a variety of  options for Hotel du Pont guests to enjoy all year round.

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the oldest continually operating legitimate theatre in the nation. Located in the luxurious Hotel du Pont, the brightest stars of stage and screen have lit the Wilmington skyline and graced the lovely Victorian stage since 1913. Known to residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland as "Delaware's Broadway Experience" the theatre presents a professional Broadway series for avid theatre lovers and an acclaimed Children's Series that entertains and inspires more than 30,000 children each year.

The Playhouse on Rodney Square
1007 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801


The Grand

The Grand presents more than 75 shows each season, ranging from symphony orchestras and ballets to the latest rock and comedy stars, with jazz, folk, and family artists as well. The Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, and First State Ballet Theatre are all in residence at The Grand, presenting full schedules in each of their disciplines. Between The Grand, its resident performing companies, and rentals, the building hosts more than 300 events a year bringing more than 120,000 people into downtown Wilmington and through its doors.

The Grand
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801

World Cafe Live at the Queen

World Cafe Live was built on a simple insight: that a place dedicated to showcasing live music should be a place that attracts and inspires live musicians. The result is a three-tiered music hall in which every detail has been designed to optimize the live performance experience, from sight lines, lighting and acoustics to green rooms, equipment access and concierge service.

Located in the completely refurbished Queen Theater, the venue operates on two levels:
- Upstairs Live: A casual restaurant & bar with an intimate live music stage.
- Downstairs Live: A spectacular live music space with full kitchen & bar.

Both rooms feature clear sight lines, pristine acoustics, comfortable seating and live performances by outstanding artists from across the musical spectrum.

World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801

11th & Market Streets, Wilmington Delaware 19801 800-441-9019 | T. 302-594 3100