The present Opera House is actually the third Opera House to have been built on the site. The first, designed by famous theatre architect Frank Matcham, who also designed the Grand Theatre and the Tower Ballroom, was named Her Majesty’s Opera House and opened on June 10th 1889.
In November 1910, the Opera House closed for rebuilding, opening again in August 1911; but demolished 27 years later to be replaced by the present 3,000 seat building which opened on 14 July 1939.
Join us as we tour the auditorium, circle, above and below the stage and even the original projector room! You might come across some soldiers, the joker on the fly floor, something strange under the stage or even the old projectionist! Places are limited, and must be booked in advance. This event is for those who are 18 and over only. Don't leave it too late as these will certainly sell out!