UK Opera House Plans Shelved

1 November 2010 (Last Updated November 1st, 2010 18:30)

The proposed plan to build a new £100m ($159m) home for the Royal Opera House (ROH) in Manchester has been shelved due to lack of funds. The move comes after the Arts Council England's decision to reduce the funding of organisations nationwide by 6.9% from April 2011. Tony H

The proposed plan to build a new £100m ($159m) home for the Royal Opera House (ROH) in Manchester has been shelved due to lack of funds.

The move comes after the Arts Council England's decision to reduce the funding of organisations nationwide by 6.9% from April 2011.

Tony Hall Architects worked with Manchester City Council to develop the plans, according to independent.co.uk.

It involved the complete renovation of the 117-year-old Palace Theatre in Manchester for the staging of opera and ballet productions.