Opera House Theater Newport http://ripr.org en Artscape: Restoring Newport's Historic Opera House http://ripr.org/post/artscape-restoring-newports-historic-opera-house <p>The city of Newport is known for many things, among them, its thriving tourist industry, and its dedication to historic preservation.</p><p>The renovation of the historic Opera House Theater is a meeting of both these worlds.</p><p>While the project started strong in the early 2000’s, the economic downturn saw funding for the project drying up.</p><p>Now thanks to a recent grant, the Opera House is gearing up to finally see the project completed.</p><p>For this month’s Rhode Island Artscape, looking at this lengthy renovation as it gets its second wind.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:48:49 +0000 John Bender 17531 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Restoring Newport's Historic Opera House