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Buxton Opera House


Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is an exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country's finest examples of Frank Matcham design.

As one of Britain's leading receiving theatres, we present around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, family shows, drama, music concerts, pantomime and opera. The theatre is also home to the renowned Buxton International Festival.

The Pavilion Arts Centre is our second theatre venue and is housed in the Pavilion Gardens complex behind the Opera House. The Arts Centre is now mainly used as Buxton Cinema, showing all the latest blockbusters, live streamed theatre and accessible screenings, right on your doorstep.

Platform 3 is the new Learning & Engagement initiative managed by Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. Platform 3 provides exciting new opportunities for young people, schools and communities to take part in performing arts activities and projects across Buxton, the High Peak and beyond.

In July 2022 we are delighted to present our second joint production with Buxton International Festival, the legendary musical Gypsy. With bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and iconic music by Jule Styne this is the perfect summer treat, directed by Buxton Opera House CEO Paul Kerryson.

Our 2022 Christmas pantomime is the magical story of Sleeping Beauty. Join our brilliant cast and the handsome Prince as they try to save the day and stop Sleeping Beauty's 100-year slumber!

Call our Box Office on 01298 72190.

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