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Buxton Opera House

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Doesn't Dissapoint

This is an amazing venue, restored to perfection. Staff were lovely, knowledgeable and helpful... read more

Reviewed today
An evening of Burlesque

The theatre is beautiful, staff helpfull and polite. We had a box, which is great, and cheaper! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Witton, United Kingdom
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“dress circle”(23 reviews)
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Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
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Reviewed today

This is an amazing venue, restored to perfection. Staff were lovely, knowledgeable and helpful. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank delores666
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is beautiful, staff helpfull and polite. We had a box, which is great, and cheaper! The bar was well stocked and reasonably priced. The Burlesque was good, my third time, think it will be my last. It all gets a bit samey. Stayed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old building which has kept many original features and which offers an excellent view of the stage wherever you are sat in the audience.The accoustics are wonderful and it's a place full of theatre history.

Thank lizH5845TH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the Trocs who were great - but this review is not about the show, but the theatre. It is stunning!! The interior has been restored to an as new condition and is wonderful. This is a true gem of a theatre...More

Thank Timthetrainer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful victoriana theatre, Charity event with fabulous female and male musical stars. Packed house raised £25,000 from ticket sales. Atmosphere was electric, best show I've seen for years

Thank B1169KYpeterh
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not the first time I had been to Buxton Opera House on 13th September this year, but the first time i had been able to see " behind the scenes" on an 'Open Day' event....What a treat to see this beautiful building so...More

Thank Bridgetfortyniner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice venue, staff always helpful and friendly. Ice cream selling ladies tried to persuade me to try another flavour. The comedy ballet was brilliant. Seats a bit low but good legroom apart from front row of circle. The refurbishment of the theatre was done...More

Thank peakdistricttravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to see Ross Noble...what a fantastic building like stepping back in time....lovely staff and so easy to get a drink...loads of parking nearby and as it holds only 900 you don’t get trampled on the way out....Ross Noble was fantastic as always but...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting The Opera House for years and have never been disappointed. From the moment you approach it and see that wonderful facade, your expectations for a wonderful evening rise. The staff are always warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble....More

1  Thank Gary E
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Have visited the Opera House on a number of occasions. It's a lovely,friendly, and intimate place. The acoustics are perfect and in some ways it's like a little trip back in time.

Thank derbytraveller082
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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 Kath J | Reviewed this property |
Better check with the Opera house. I would have a look at there website x