Food and Drinks

Tickets to mainstage productions include a meal.

Nobody goes hungry at The Candelight Theatre!

The menu includes:

Three proteins + a vegetable + a starch.

Each meal comes with a tossed salad, shrimp cocktail, and choice of desserts. (You can have seconds on desserts!) Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary.

Meals are now delivered to your table. (Click here to learn more about the buffet).

We have a full cash bar available. (Click here to read more about the bar offerings).

Seconds are available on request.

Current Menu

The menu for SWEET CHARITY is as follows:

  • Shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Garden salad with dressing
  • Salmon with pineapple salsa/duck sauce
  • flank steak with mushrooms and marsala wine demi-glace
  • Ravioli with basil, roasted red pepper cream sauce
  • Sautéed fresh broccoli and carrots
  • Garlic and sour cream mashed potatoes 


  • Tiramisu
  • Cheese cake with or without topping
  • Pecan pie
  • Double chocolate cake
  • French silk pie


Your arrival time is assigned: we are staggering arrivals by one half-hour to ensure social distancing in our lobby, which also dictates the timing of meal service. Look for an email from us 2—3 days before your ticket date, in which we will confirm your arrival time.

Schedule for mainstage shows:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Arrival times are 6 and 6:30pm with dinner service until 7:30pm; show at 8pm

Sunday matinee – Arrival times are 1 and 1:30pm with dinner service until 2:30pm; show at 3pm

Wednesday matinee – Arrival times are 11 and 11:30am with dinner service until 12:30pm; show at 1pm

Servers are available to take and deliver your drink orders. (Also we can change this to: Servers are available to take and deliver your drink orders—we can only accept limited walk-ups to the bar.)


You can choose one of everything, or customize your plate as you wish – a vegetarian meal can be easily selected from the existing menu.

Please call the Box Office as far in advance as possible 302.475.2313 to discuss whether we can accommodate your dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. (NOTE: we do not keep a kosher kitchen.) Same-day calls about menu modifications may or may not be workable – call early!


The specialty cocktails for BIG FISH are:

The Daffodil – Absolut Watermelon, Aviation Gin, Fresh Limes, Lemonade, Sparkling Water

In addition to cocktails, wine and beer, we offer a large menu of mocktails as well as non-alcoholic beers, plus, either boozy or non-alcoholic Italian sodas.

All major credit cards are accepted for beverage purchases and, you can use your credit card for gratuities, if you wish. 

While coffee, tea, and iced tea are complimentary, other soft drink prices begin at $3. 

Beer, cider, and hard seltzer prices range between $3-7. Wine is $8 by the glass and bottles range from $20-30. Cocktail prices start at $7.



Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, our buffet has been on hiatus. We look forward to being able to bring it back in the future.

Candlelight Theater Delaware Buffet