Opera House Casino was designed and developed to provide our customers with a pleasant, comfortable and exciting experience. This European style casino is open 7 days a week from 10am and offers a thrilling gaming experience, combined with excellent food and drink served by our professional and friendly staff.
Complemented by 3 bars and a programme of regular live entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
We look forward to welcoming you!
The History of the Opera House Casino
The site was first occupied theatrically by a wooden circus building dating back to 1877. This proved to be very successful and was swiftly replaced by a more permanent building designed by local architect John Petch. When the popularity of the circus waned in Edwardian times another local architect, Frank Tugwell, redesigned the building as a music hall and it was renamed The New Hippodrome.
After numerous alterations and name changes throughout the years it was finally called The Royal Opera House, just before the start of World War 1. The building was listed Grade II in 1972 and continued to host many performances, but by the end of the summer in 1995, the theatre closed for the last time. The present owners purchased the property in 2002, embarking on their dream venture. The result is ‘The Opera House Casino’ as you see it today.