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The Opera House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4788 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.2514 / 2°15'4"W

OS Eastings: 383414

OS Northings: 398041

OS Grid: SJ834980

Mapcode National: GBR DHH.6X

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.DT4F

Plus Code: 9C5VFPHX+GF

Entry Name: The Opera House

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456959

Location: Deansgate, Manchester, M3

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/16/348 (North side)
03/10/74 The Opera House


Formerly known as: The New Theatre QUAY STREET.
Theatre, now opera house. 1912, by Richardson and Gill with
Farquarson; altered. Stucco on brick, slate roof. Rectangular
plan at right-angles to street. Classical style. Front block
of 3 storeys with attic, 1:1:11:1:1 bays, symmetrical, the
first and last bays set back; with plinth, banded rusticated
stucco to all levels; giant order to 1st and 2nd floors,
consisting of a 5-bay centre with engaged fluted Ionic
columns, the 1st and 5th bays breaking forwards and each
containing a lettered pedestal at the foot and a mask roundel
at the top, flanked by 3 pilastered bays each side, these and
the 3 centre bays having windows at the top with geometric
glazing; entablature with frieze lettered "THE PLAY MIRRORS
LIFE" in the centre and decorated in Wedgwood style in the
other bays, dentilled cornice carried round and surmounted in
the centre by a large semi-circular tympanum with allegorical
relief; pedimental gable with moulded cornice on brackets.
Five-bay wide entrance at ground floor, with later C20 canopy.

Listing NGR: SJ8341498041

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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