The Candlelight Theatre: Dining and Entertainment, Beyond Your Expectations.

The mission of The Candlelight Theatre is to continue the tradition of employing and educating artists by encouraging them to explore and hone their craft through the art of live theatre. Through the unique interaction of these artists with our audiences, we share a commitment to revitalize, inspire, and enrich the community we serve.


The Candlelight Theatre is reopening July 24, and we are thrilled to            welcome you back to the barn! 

We have been busy making changes to our theater. Your comfort and safety are our priority. We’ve modified our procedures to ensure that you are safe and comfortable during your visit. Our facility has been professionally deep cleaned. We’ve adjusted the table spacing and room capacity to allow proper social distancing, and the food that you’ve enjoyed in the past will now be delivered to you on covered plates. In addition, arrival times will be spaced to prevent crowding in the lobby…we have even repaved our parking lot.

We are excited to share the new schedule for the rest of this season which with you. Friday July, 24, we will open with The Last Five Years, which will run in July and August replacing Sweet Charity. In September, we will present a Candlelight original, A Candlelight Salute to Broadway, in place of Memphis. We made these changes in an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our guests, actors, crew, and staff. We hope you will understand. The cancelled shows are being considered for next season.

The safety of our patrons, staff, and actors is our top priority. We are hoping to open on July 24. Please note that we reserve the right to change the dates and performances if the conditions change. We ask for your understanding and patience as we work through the safety issues this summer and fall.

  • Testimonial

    “You get to meet, greet, and know the actors and actresses up close and personal.”

    John Callahan, Season Pass Holder since 2012

    "The end of the afternoon you leave with the great feeling you have enjoyed another theatrical production with your whole family. In a nutshell, you can't beat Candlelight and that's why Nunsense (2015) was our 48th trek down from Northeast Philly, 42 miles each afternoon with our extended family."

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    “From divas to fiddlers on the roof”

    Visited January 2015, Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

    "I have been to several shows here from a drag show to a classic play. The food has always been wonderful and the buffet gives everyone something to enjoy. As for views, given this is a small theater there is not a bad seat. So for a cost effective local show you can not beat this venu!"

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    “Local talent does very professional job of putting on top notch shows”

    Visited April 2015,

    Actors serve as waiters. Fresh Salad bar. Peel yourself shrimp. Varied hot dinner buffet. Great desserts!

  • Testimonial

    “Top rate performance and fun for the whole family”

    Reviewed May 2013,

    We have seen Annie and Bye bye Birdie and we had a wonderful experience both times. Our kids (7&9) loved it as much as we did. The performances are impressive and having your waiter be in the show is a fun feature. It is worth every penny.

The Candlelight Theatre is nestled in the village of Ardentown Delaware, a picturesque artistic community established in 1900

Thanks to our dedicated staff and board, our hard-working volunteers, and our loyal patrons, we will KEEP CANDLELIGHT GLOWING!
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