Open Stage nights are the missing link between a basement rehearsal and throwing your own concert. It’s a place to pour your heart out to complete strangers or 20 of your closest friends. It’s a place where first-timers and old-timers share the stage. Are you a poet? Do you do hip hop? Spit rhymes? Can you make a guitar cry? Do you have the voice of an angel? Jugglers, storytellers, dancers and magicians of all ages are welcome. This is a family-friendly venue perfect for local school performances.
Originally built in 1919 for the golden age of vaudeville theater and movies, the Strand Theater was renamed The Strand Ballroom in 2015. There were 28 Strand Theaters built across the U.S. and Dover’s Strand is one of only 11 still in service as a performing arts venue. Although it was remodeled in 1987, this building still holds the old charms of metalwork around the stage proscenium, ceiling and beams. The main theater seats over 300 with a small dance floor below the stage. The 20’x30′ movie screen can still be used. A smaller side theater seating about 80 is the perfect size for a small seminar with a computer connection for easy display of your digital presentations. In order to better serve our community, The Strand Ballroom converted to a non-profit organization in 2018 and is now simply known as The Strand.