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13th May 2022

Painting GOH

It’s been five years since the ornate brick and stonework of the iconic Grand Opera House façade was cleaned and painted. Scaffolding will go up in the coming days to facilitate this important work which is expected to last for 12 weeks.

The façade, which dates from 1895, is built of brick and cast stone, and features an eclectic mix of ornamental elements including decorative columns, ‘onion-domes’ and minarets. Following the recent extensive internal restoration of the Theatre, the entire façade will now be expertly cleaned and repainted.

The Grand Opera House Trust undertook to carry out this important work every five years demonstrating our commitment to maintaining and protecting the fabric and heritage of this important listed building for future generations. We thank patrons for their understanding.

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