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Buxton Opera House

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Wonderful Edwardian opera house in the spa town of Buxton

We went for a romantic escape in Buxton in November 2018 and were pleased to see that there was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Busy. Quaint. Lovely staff. Very friendly and helpful. Only complaint is there is only 1 ladies... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We went for a romantic escape in Buxton in November 2018 and were pleased to see that there was a performance of Giselle by the Russian State Ballet on the weekend we were there. The Opera House is beautiful, a very grand edifice with opulent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Busy. Quaint. Lovely staff. Very friendly and helpful. Only complaint is there is only 1 ladies loo downstairs, but then isnt that normal lol.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jayneholden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely theatre with a varied programme. Always good and the volunteers are great. Very helpful. A wonderful place to see a show with lots of options for food and drink nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AandA-Buxton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for a live gig last month and this place is a little bit special. The architecture is just stunning, it's easy to park nearby and the staff are really friendly, The seating is really comfortable, and the place is really just a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although Buxton is a bit of a trek to reach the Opera House is a stunning musical venue Attended with friends to see the Martin Barre Band, the acoustics were brilliant Staff and service excellent, it’s a real touch of the past

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this amazing opera house to see ELO Experience 26/01/19. Beautiful decor, comfy seats & polite & professional staff. The evening was amazing well done to all the hard working staff front of house & behind the scenes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joshliya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous show and well attended. A big applause to all the staff for making the night go problem free

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Buxton for the night and went to see The Vampire Rock which was full - the theatre is quite old and yet intermit and you feel close up to the stage and you get a good view from most of the seats...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little theatre , very oldie worldy but you feel really close to what's happening on the stage . We visit quite often and it has great character , well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve y
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We always enjoy visiting Buxton opera house. Beautiful early Edwardian building, pleasant helpful staff. Yesterday we saw a wonderful performance of Swan Lake with a live orchestra, absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to our next visit in the near future.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John M
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from The_stobas | Reviewed this property |
Dress circle every time for me, I like the ones at the ends of the rows as you get a bit more room. Enjoy the show!
margaret n
March 14, 2018|
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Response from 94kathj | Reviewed this property |
Better check with the Opera house. I would have a look at there website x
February 23, 2018|
Response from Fagan W |
There's a P&D CP 300 metres West of the opera house on the A53, I think it's free in the evening - but in the evening you may be able to park closer on the A53 anyway