This weekend the Hydro Majestic hosts a two-day festival of opera and chamber music with accompanying food and wine.

In its heyday, the Hydro Majestic was renowned as a pleasure dome where guests danced the night away in the beautiful vaulted ballroom, flocking to its infamous fancy dress balls in the 1920s.

The Casino Dome, Hydro Majestic. Photograph © David Hill, Deep Hill Media

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