Live Shows

The Strand is home to a range of performers. From magicians and comedians to bands and theatre, check our calendar regularly to see what’s coming up!


Want to perform at The Strand? We’re always looking for new, local and national acts to bring to our stage.

Venue Rental

The Strand is more than just a performing arts center.  You can also rent the facility for your event.

The Strand can support your wedding reception, movie premier, on-location film shoot, political rally, birthday party and more.

For more information, contact us at info@thestranddover.com

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.

Open Stage
Need a Historic Building for a Film?

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.