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Buxton Opera House

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We always enjoy visiting Buxton opera house. Beautiful early Edwardian building, pleasant helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Had a good look around

We didn't watch any shows however had a good look around and the decor was beautiful. A lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't watch any shows however had a good look around and the decor was beautiful. A lovely place to take photographs outside too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank missy_diva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the first time to this venue last evening firstly its a beautifully restored theatre nice size not too big very friendly helpful staff in a genuine quirky style no corporate identikit employees, show was a news years eve Gala excellent selection of music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to the panto as a party of 12 ranging in age from 8 months to 70 years old. We had a wonderful time. The 8 month old was mesmerised and joined in with the dancing and shouting as did everyone else in our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have tended to go to the Panto at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham in the past with our children and grandchildren, but couldn’t get the tickets we required this year. So, Dick Whittington at the Buxton Opera House was suggested. We love the Opera...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Buxton Opera House last Saturday. My Previous visit was 25 years ago and I am sure the place has been totally refurbished. The auditorium is stunning, a beautiful example of a design by the great Frank Matcham. The gilding is so fresh and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surely one of the most beautiful arts auditoriums in the country. It is full of history and it’s original splendour has been lovingly restored. We have attended many music concerts and musicals at the Buxton Opera House. It is a place we love to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russ T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family to see Dick Wittington. Very entertaining with fun & frolics for all ages. The whole event from start to finish was very well run, & the staff are very friendly & efficient. The building itself is worth visiting, as it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic building! A great way to go watch a show. Comfy seats great decor and a wonderful atmosphere. The bar is very pricey but hey it's a opera house. Not far to walk from parking and in a good location. Highly recommend going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JayMarita
Reviewed 3 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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30 July 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
margaret n
14 March 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
23 February 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