The Manchester Opera House on Quay Street opened on Boxing Day, 1912. It was originally called the New Theatre and became the Queen’s Theatre in 1915. It didn’t become the Opera House until 1920. The Theatre was the main touring house until 1979. Due to the hierarchal nature of Edwardian society, the theatre was built with a separate side entrance for the “poor”. During the Second World War, the building survived the heavy bombing remarkably unscathed.
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