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Buxton Opera House

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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A wonderful old theatre.

It was so good to see all the people queuing to get into the Opera House. It was like going back in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Preston, United Kingdom
Simon and Garfunkel story

Whilst visiting Buxton we saw this show in the lovely Buxton opera house. Not a huge place but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so good to see all the people queuing to get into the Opera House. It was like going back in time when you would see people queuing to get in the Theater or Cinema or any entertainment venue. Once inside the staff were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Buxton we saw this show in the lovely Buxton opera house. Not a huge place but packed to the rafters for the Sunday evening performance. The actual auditorium is very decorative with lots of gold leaf statues at ceiling height but elsewhere it...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre 🎭 we were in The small side theatre attached to the Opera House . Atmospheric , ample facilities to obtain pre theatre drinks and snacks . Wonderful performance .

Thank Soulman450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the theatre several times over the years - it's a beautiful gem of a place and if you get the chance of a 'behind the scenes' tour, do it. The seating in the upper levels can be a bit 'tight' - I'm...More

Thank Dumbunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exquisite gem of a building. Add a most welcoming team of volunteer staff and a superb night of Ballet by the Moscow State Ballet and my friend and I were in utter, silent rapture. Some complain, I know, about the 'state' of the toilets...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful venue for a very enjoyable concert. Seating a little close for comfort but acoustics excellent.

Thank Alwaysway51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely appalling disabled access ... no one to keep a check on the disabled toilet so people without disabilities were using it, and as I suffer extreme anxiety, I didn’t like to ask the public if I could go first ... so, I wet myself....More

Thank Saffy1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit, impressive inside, and I highly recommend the tour that will introduce you to things you might never have spotted otherwise

Thank Bobbit J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent - we come every year for the festival. The best in Europe! Charming town and theatre with much to do.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to the opera house about 6 times a year or so, it has a nice slightly old fashioned feel but it has a great programme that covers everything from some very good classical music to tribute bands for Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd...More

Thank shirley_duncalf
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from pjl29 | Reviewed this property |
Don't book when the theatre admits adults with behavioural difficulties in the stalls. They wailed and sighed the whole evening and staff did not intervene . The theatre believe, rightly, that they should be open to people... More
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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