A staple in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, The Queen welcomes a variety of touring artists and locals to their intimate and unique historic space. Featuring a state-of-the-art music hall with multiple stages, venue-wide renovations, and an open-air bar, The Queen continues to build its reputation as a piece of living history.
All hail her royal highness, The Queen! Originally built in the 1800s, “The Indian Queen Hotel” was a popular place for traveling sailors to spend the night. From 1916-1959, the hotel was repurposed into a movie theater and brought joy to thousands of locals. Sadly, it was abandoned and sat dormant for over 50 years. With water pouring through the ceilings, the walls caving in, and the façade crumbling, this majestic theater had become a faded memory of Market Street’s vibrant past. However, as all good leaders do, The Queen found her way back to the throne and reopened her doors to the people on April 1st, 2011. Today, she stands as one of the most historic buildings and theaters in Wilmington, Delaware.