The New Theatre, as it was named, opened on Boxing Day 1912. Struggling to compete with other establishments, it was sold to United Theatre Ltd in 1915 and was renamed the New Queens Theatre.
Between the years of 1916 and 1920, Sir Thomas Beecham chose to perform there on several occasions and it was in honour of this great man that, in August of that year, the theatre was renamed The Opera House.
Over the years this building has ‘seen’ life change around... Read more >>
Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2014. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.
Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.
We take a look back at the origins of one of the best loved fairy tales.
Behind the scenes on our film our annual Panto TV ad!
To celebrate our Wickedly Funny pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs our brand new game - Catch the Jewels – is part of our 12 weeks of Pantomonium!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a dazzling fairytale of a pantomime guaranteed to melt everyone’s hearts; watch as the beautiful Snow White and the dwarfs attempt to defeat the Wicked Queen.
We talk characters, casting and inspiration with Lotty’s War writer Giuliano Crispini.
Fancy finding out what goes on behind the scenes in the theatre? Well look no further, because here we get an exclusive insight into a week in the life of Kirsty Blades, who's looking after costumes and props for the See How They Run tour.
Celebrating St Patrick's Day 2014 with these fun facts about the Irish dancing phenomenon that is Riverdance!
A behind the scenes sneak peek at the rehearsals for See How They Run at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley
A special Valentine’s Day poem from Manchester's Opera House & Palace Theatre
Take our pantomime quiz to decide which show is the one for you. Are you young at heart like Peter Pan, a bit of a clean freak like Cinderella, a fan of exotic climates like Aladdin, not a morning person like Sleeping Beauty, one of the lads like Snow White, keen on heights like Jack and the Beanstalk or all about the gold like Dick Whittington?
From Ugly Sisters putting on their make-up in their dressing room to tiny Shetland ponies waiting in the wings for their big moment, Phil Tragen's photos offer a rarely-seen glimpse into the off-stage world of panto.
Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.
We’ve asked a whole load of folk to outline their experiences of the theatre scene and drama courses at their universities.