The Grand Opera House, York

July 18, 2023
Clare

 

 

 

 

In this grand old theatre, you can still hear the sounds across the stage…

The History The Grand Opera House in York is a theatre that has a long and fascinating history. It was originally built as a corn exchange and a warehouse in 1868, but was converted into a theatre in 1902.  It has undergone several changes of name and ownership and was once used as a roller-skating rink, a wrestling area and a bingo hall.  In 1985 it was restored to its former glory.  It stands on the Water Lanes area in York, which you can read about in our blog.

Our Investigations Originally we had planned to do a one off ghost hunt on Friday 13th March, however, due to demand, we added another ghost hunt on 12th March that ran into Friday 13th… and were we disappointed with our decision? Absolutely not! What an evening! What a building! It took us by surprise that The Grand Opera House had never before been investigated and it did not fail to deliver.  Read all about it in our blog!