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Buxton Opera House

Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
+44 845 127 2190
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Looks great

We only went past the Buxton Opera House (opened in 1903) on a walking tour of Buxton, but it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brisbane, Queensland
Ken dodd

Great place, staff were great, Would recommend. As expected the show went on until past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
+44 845 127 2190
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We only went past the Buxton Opera House (opened in 1903) on a walking tour of Buxton, but it is a good looking building, particularly on a sunny day. I think they had a performance by local children, as there were queues. They were also...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, staff were great, Would recommend. As expected the show went on until past midnight. Seats are small and not much leg room, but its an old opera house. The opers house its self is amazing, a truely orginal place. Great show. Ladies in...More

Thank shazwhit
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the chance to visit this gem, go. I went on a behind the scenes tour that was a delight. A knowledgeable volunteer showed us round and we saw up, down and behind ! From the Gods to the orchestra pit we went...More

Thank ladyscribe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit. Car parking is on nearby streets. Beautiful listed building. NO LIFT. Staff were friendly and helpful. The building was packed. Only two members on bottom bar but they seemed to cope with the queue of people. As always big queues for the toilets....More

Thank Janet71sykes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely venue in order to see/hear Rick Wakeman, who was on good form both musically and raconteurially (is that even a word). Right at the top, back left - still an excellent position. We will definitely return for another Concert soon and to stay...More

Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly magnificent building which is a credit to the many volunteers involved with running the facility. I participated in the guided tour which lasts ninety minutes and takes you behind the scenes as well as the opulent auditorium, one of architect Frank Matcham's finest....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to see a show, was pleasantly surprised at the leg room we had and how comfortable it was. A beautiful setting, so ornate and beautifully kept. Fantastic staff, all very helpful. My husband is currently using crutches and the help he was offered was...More

Thank greensuekathleen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to see Footloose. The male lead was fantastic and who knew Gareth Gates was funny(ish)?! The opera house is old and as such its not very accessible for those with mobility issues. There are lots of stairs- stairs to the seats, the...More

Thank hayley b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the opera house. The inside is stunning. It always makes me feel happy. It's a treasure that should be kept for future generations to enjoy.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building old but in excellent use, its lovely and cosy its got friendly welcoming staff. lovely visit.

Thank Adele M
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hayley b
Hi. Does anyone know where the nearest disabled parking to the venue is?
25 February 2017|
Response from Kingy53 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no but if you have a blue badge you can park on the double yellow lines outside the theatre. It is about 20 metres to the disabled entrance
eleanor b
My Grandma is visiting from 20th - 22nd December 2016. I was wondering what there is on offer for adults this Christmas time?
28 November 2016|
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Response from jane499580 | Reviewed this property |
Only Snow White and the seven dwarfs I'm afraid
Ted G
Csn you take your drink into the auditorium?
22 August 2015|
Response from mike h |
yes. but only in plastics. your drink can be served in plastic or transferred before you go in. bar staff will be happy to help.