Learn More About Arts & Culture in New Castle County

The area’s best in arts and entertainment.

Art Centers/Galleries/Museums919 Market Street Gallery
919 N. Market St., Wilmington, 655-7173
The gallery hosts works by regional artists. Carspecken Scott Gallery
1707 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 655-7173
Exhibits works by contemporary Mid-Atlantic artists as well as custom framing and restoration. Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 239-2434
This community arts center is devoted to art enrichment.Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-8000
DCAD mounts curated exhibits in its Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery and offers a variety of continuing education classes for credit and enrichment. Delaware Art Museum 
2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590
In addition to its famous Pre-Raphaelite collection, the museum houses works by N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Howard Pyle and Edward Hopper, as well as the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 656-6466
Seven galleries and 26 artist studios bring a variety of contemporary art through 30 annual exhibitions, plus find unique gifts in the DCCA Store.Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340
The museum builds imaginative minds through play and informal math-, science- and technology-based learning.Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St., Wilmington, 577-8278
This state-run gallery exhibits Delaware artists at the mezzanine level of the Carvel State Office Building. Delaware Museum of Natural History 
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111
Dinosaurs, birds and other interesting natural resources share space with an impressive collection of seashells. Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, 425-3263
Find the best Delaware athletes from throughout the decades at this shrine adjacent to Frawley Stadium. Group tours available year-round. Fort Delaware
Pea Patch Island, Delaware City, 834-7941
This fort on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River shows what life was like for a prisoner during the Civil War. Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts
51 W. Main St., Middletown, 449-5396
Houses the Hudson Contemporary gallery and Guild by Association Shoppe. Classes are offered. Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, 658-2400
See the machinery of the original DuPont gunpowder mills and visit the du Pont ancestral home on the Brandywine. Hardcastle Galleries 
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 655-5230; 218 E. Main St., Suite 112, Newark, 738-5003
Specializes in regional artwork in the school of painting originated by Brandywine Valley artists. Historic Houses of Odessa
Old Bank, Second and Main streets, Odessa, 378-4119
Admire beautiful examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Iron Hill Museum
1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 368-5703
The museum focuses on the rich history of the Iron Hill area. Kalmar Nyckel and Copeland Maritime Center
1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, 429-7447
Tours and sails aboard the replica Swedish ship that brought the first settlers to Delaware. Plus, a maritime center featuring the permanent “Watercraft of the World” exhibit. Nemours Mansion & Gardens
850 Alapocas Road, Wilmington, (800) 651-6912
This nearly 300-acre du Pont estate features formal French gardens and a classical French mansion of more than 70 beautifully appointed rooms. Newark Arts Alliance 
276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266
Local artists display their work. Classes are offered. New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware St., New Castle, 323-4453
Learn how our three counties formed Delaware.New Castle Historical Society
30 Market St., New Castle, 322-2794
Documentation of the area’s homes and buildings and tours of the Amstel House and Dutch House. New Wilmington Art Association
Wilmington, 388-8931
Supports new and emerging artists. Rotating exhibits are staged at various locations across the city. Pencader Heritage Museum
2029 Sunset Lake Road, Newark, 737-5859
A free museum telling the history and heritage of Pencader Hundred and the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, site of Delaware’s only Revolutionary War battle.Rockwood Museum
4561 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, 761-4340
his 72-acre Victorian English Gothic country estate features original furnishings, a conservatory and garden. It is opened regularly for special public events.Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 652-0271
The gallery specializes in 20th- and 21st-century fine art and sculpture, including works by the Wyeths. The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-8638
The gallery showcases the best artists of the Brandywine Valley. Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
Delaware College of Art and Design, 600 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-8000
The gallery mounts exhibitions of students, faculty and curated shows. University Museums at The University of Delaware
Newark, 831-8037
Includes Mechanical Hall Gallery, 30 N. College Ave., which features changing exhibitions of African-American art and related topics; Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main St., which includes significant works of Brandywine School artists as well as ceramics and sculptures; and Mineralogical Museum, 255 Academy St., which displays about 350 mineral specimens.  Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 888-4600
The former home of Henry Francis du Pont is the premier museum of American decorative arts, a world-class destination with 175 beautifully furnished and accessorized rooms, galleries, and a 60-acre naturalistic garden.
Nearby PennsylvaniaBrandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700
Displays Wyeth family paintings and illustrations, plus works by illustrators Frank Schoonover, Howard Pyle and other artists of the famous Brandywine School of art and illustration. Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.,(610) 388-1000
This horticulturalist’s paradise features acres of formal gardens, plus a conservatory of rare plants. Seasonal displays and events are highlights of the year. Longwood also hosts music, theater and dance performances indoors and all year long.
DanceBrandywine Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
​Branmar Plaza, Marsh and Silverside roads, 593-3277
Students perform in ballets, including a full-length winter ballet, as well as other styles of dance. Beginner through professional. Christina Cultural Arts Center
705 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-0101
A community school of music, dance, visual arts and wellness in the heart of downtown Wilmington.Delaware Dance Company 
168 S. Main St., Ste. 101, Newark, 738-2023
Focuses on education and performance at area venues.First State Ballet Theatre
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-7897, ext. 3851
Delaware’s only professional company presents major ballets and mixed-rep programs—many choreographed by internationally known talent—from Wilmington to the beaches.  Mid-Atlantic Ballet 
243 S. Main St., Newark, 266-6362
The nonprofit ballet school offers high-quality training for all ages and presents two productions a season at UD.  Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance
1709 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, 655-1004
Showcasing locally trained dancers and world-class artists in classical ballet and contemporary works.
FilmTheatre N
1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 576-2565
Independent theater offers films by emerging talent and first-run movies.WilmFilm Festival
Penn Cinema, 401 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 690-5555
Independent, socially-aware and local-interest films.  
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden
This community group performs Gilbert & Sullivan musicals at historic Gild Hall.  The Arts at Trinity
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 N. Adams St., Wilmington, 652-8605
Free series of chamber and choral concerts, theater and spoken-word performances.Brandywine Baroque
The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Road, Wilmington, (877) 594-4546
The region’s premiere early music ensemble performs on antique instruments.The Brandywiners Chorale 
P.O. Box 248, Montchanin, 478-3355
In addition to a large musical staged at Longwood Gardens each year, the group gives benefit concerts across the region. Chorus of the Brandywine
Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington
The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. CoroAllegro
P.O. Box 63, Montchanin, 658-6915
This group is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence in small ensemble singing.Delaware Chamber Music Festival
The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 442-0572
Quality, affordable performances featuring traditional and contemporary music. Delaware Symphony Orchestra 
100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1003, Wilmington, 656-7442
Delaware’s only professional symphony offers a five-concert Classics Series and a four-concert Chamber Series, plus educational programs statewide. Delaware ChoralArts
P.O. Box 4623, Greenville, 740-2410
Performs major works of choral literature in a four-concert season. Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-5630
Presents several concerts on a traditional Kimball theater organ. Everett Theatre
47 W. Main St., Middletown, 378-7038
In addition to concerts, it hosts community theater, dance performances and films. Market Street Music
First & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 Market St., Wilmington, 654-5371, ext. 110
Presents two concert series and sponsors two performing choirs in Northern Delaware. First State Symphonic Band
This Newark-based group of talented amateurs performs light classics, marches and show tunes at various locations. The Grand Opera House 
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577
Offers comedians, orchestral performances, opera, dance, traditional and contemporary music, both in the main hall and the baby grand.HildaMan Chorale 
P.O. Box 9871, Wilmington, 897-5988
A 25-member volunteer chorale performs spirituals and other musical selections. Mélomanie
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 764-6338
This chamber ensemble performs early and contemporary works on period instruments, mixing works by Baroque and modern composers from the regional and around the world.The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132
This accredited school offers classical, jazz, folk, rock and early childhood instruction. In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series by faculty and heralded guests.New Ark Chorale
P.O. Box 5550, Newark, 368-4946
he chorale performs several concerts per season at various locations around the state.  Newark Symphony Orchestra 
P.O. Box 7775, Newark, 369-3466
The orchestra and chamber group perform several concerts a season. It celebrates 50 years in 2016.OperaDelaware
4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 442-7807
Committed to arts education and the production of grand opera and intimate opera concerts, featuring established and emerging talent. Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
P.O. Box 1467, Wilmington, (888) 512-5093
The 50-member LGBT group celebrates diversity with concerts and outreach events throughout Delaware. Roselle Center for the Arts 
110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2201
Houses four theaters that are the center of UD’s performance arts community.  Serafin String Quartet
The quartet-in-residence at the University of Delaware performs regularly across the state and the nation. UD Department of Music
100 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2578
The department presents more than 300 performances each year by faculty, students and guest artists. Wilmington Children’s Chorus
800 N. French St., Wilmington, 762-3637
Talented youngsters perform several concerts a year across New Castle County. World Cafe Live at The Queen
The Queen Theatre, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400
Hear local and national musical acts.
Nearby PennsylvaniaLongwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000
Hosts several musical performances a year and a summer show by The Brandywiners.
P.O. Box 831, Bear
Composed of people with and without disabilities, it has performed dance, poetry, comedy and satire for more than 20 years. Bootless Stageworks
1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, 887-9300
Professional theater dedicated to emerging artists and designers. The Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313
This iconic dinner theater presents musicals, comedy nights and excellent food.Chapel Street Players 
27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248
This community theater group and its playhouse have been Newark institutions since 1934.City Theater Company
The Black Box, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, 220-8285
Delaware’s off-Broadway theater with immersive experiences of cutting-edge, well-known and original works. Delaware All-State Theatre
P.O. Box 3613, Greenville, 635-0754
See the best of young local actors in an annual musical each June.Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014
Presents several classic children’s productions each season.  Delaware Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 7567, Wilmington, 415-3373
Watch a Shakespeare play at Rockwood Park for three weeks each July, plus other performances through the year. Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100
This professional resident company produces classic theater as well as new works.  The Playhouse on Rodney Square
1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 888-0200
Broadway’s best comes to this elegant Victorian theater.UD Resident Ensemble Players
​Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204
Delaware’s only resident professional acting company.  Wilmington Drama League
10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172
The community group presents several shows each season amd pillow plays for the young.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library / Photo courtesy of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Maestro David Amado of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra / Photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra

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