Her Majesty's Theatre is a grand, French Renaissance-style theater with surviving Victorian stage machinery. Established in 1705, the theater has been rebuilt and refashioned several times, including a last major renovation in 1897. First an opera and concert house, the theater became known in the early 20th Century for hosting daring productions of classic theater and premieres by major playwrights. Since then, it has hosted mostly musical productions—including a record-setting 1916 run of the musical Chu Chin Chow—for which the size of its stage and facilities are suited. Her Majesty’s Theatre has also been home to the eternally popular musical The Phantom of the Opera since 1986.