HC Deb 26 March 1877 vol 233 cc493-4

asked the honourable and gallant Member for Truro, What is to be done with the proposed new Opera House on the Victoria Embankment, the works having been now long stopped in consequence of a want of funds, it being also understood that the Company intending to open that Theatre have come to terms with the proprietor of Her Majesty's Theatre in the Haymarket; and to inquire if he can give any information as to when it may be thought proper to remove the present remarkable building on the Embankment exactly opposite the windows of Her Majesty's Office of Works?


Sir, I beg to state that the time fixed for roofing-in the Opera House having expired, the Board are now considering the course which they should adopt under the agreement. The Board have no knowledge of any terms which may have been arranged between the proprietor of Her Majesty's Theatre and the promoters of the new Opera House. With regard to the second part of the Question, I can only say that I know of no building of the character described by the noble Lord on land belonging to the Board.