Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House
Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
  • Box office 0845 127 2190
  • General enquiries 0845 127 2190
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun noon–8pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
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Home to both the Buxton Festival – one the largest opera festivals in the UK – and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House has a bustling performing arts calendar year round, capped off with the obligatory pantomine at Christmas. Designed by British theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1902, the opera house has been both a performance space and a cinema in its century-long career.

Buxton Opera House is reachable by train from Manchester Piccadilly Station and there is free parking after 6pm in the nearby Pavilion Gardens car park.

Events at this venue

There are 46 events at this location

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80s Mania

Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ Mike Read is the video roadshow host at this night dedicated to the best of the decade.

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£26.85 / 0845 127 2190

Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Mon 12 Mar 2018

£25.75 / 0845 127 2190

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£33 / 0845 127 2190

Tue 22 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 9th June, 9am / 0845 127 2190

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£33–£39 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band

A mixed programme of brass classics, arrangements and medleys from the band whose distinctive sumptuous sound, laser-sharp precision and rich and varied repertoire have gained them world-wide acclaim.

Sat 2 Dec

£18–£20 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Anthony Kraus conducts the orchestra for a varied programme celebrating the arrival of the New Year.

Sun 31 Dec

£21–£40; £45 inc meal / 0845 127 2190

  • 21:30

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£22.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£22.50 / 0845 127 2190

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Sat 5 May 2018

£15 / 0845 127 2190

Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Thu 3 May 2018

£24 / 0845 127 2190

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!

The award-winning Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist takes to the stage for his first live tour sharing his anecdotal back catalogue. Fresh from the I'm A Celebrity jungle, Danny Baker shares irreverent and touching stories from a life in the spotlight and offers an insight to his day-to-day routine away from…

Thu 3 May 2018

£24 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Tue 1 May 2018

£24 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£25 / 0845 127 2190

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent Production Verdi La Traviata Starring Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova The love story that gripped Paris Back by public demand A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular…

Sun 4 Feb 2018

£36.50–£40 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£23.50 / 0845 127 2190

The Grand Boxing Day Christmas Concert

The Burbage Band plays a selection of seasonal favourites and carols.

Tue 26 Dec

£2.75 ( £2; Children £1.50 under 16s) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00

Hazel O'Connor

Veteran new wave singer-songwriter.

Wed 22 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Wed 2 May 2018

£23 / 0845 127 2190

Jason Donovan

First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£28 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Fri 15 Dec

£15 / 0845 127 2190

Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£28.50–£30.50 / 0845 127 2190

With Henry Gross.

John Mayall

Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.

Wed 22 Nov

£32.08 / 0845 127 2190

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£21.50 / 0845 127 2190

Kaleidoscope Community Choir: Christmas Concert

The choir belts out festive favourites and carols.

Tue 12 Dec

Pump Room

£4.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:00

Kim Wilde

Iconic pop singer.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

£36.15–£39.60 / 0845 127 2190

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Tue 29 May 2018

£26–£30 / 0845 127 2190

Wed 30 May 2018

£26–£30 / 0845 127 2190

Thu 31 May 2018

£26–£30 / 0845 127 2190

…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun 2018

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£26 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

£26 / 0845 127 2190

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

£23.50–£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra Of Siberia: La Fille Mal Gardee

The ballet conjures a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer's daughter.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

Russian State Ballet of Siberia: Cinderella

Prokofiev's classic fairy tale about a young girl who works for her stepmother and two stepsisters, who mistreat her daily. When the Prince announces a ball to find a bride, all of the fair maidens of the land are invited to attend. Presented by Russian State Ballet of Siberia.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Russian State Ballet of Siberia: Snow Maiden

Based on a traditional folktale, set in the snow covered landscape of rural Russia, this seasonal sparkler follows the Snow Maiden as she dances into the human world. Presented by Russian State Ballet of Siberia.

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Russian State Ballet of Siberia: The Nutcracker

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia performs Tchaikovsky's magical masterpiece.

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£34.95–£39.14 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Russian State Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by the Russian State Ballet.

Sun 26 Nov

0845 127 2190

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sun 29 Jul 2018

£30 / 0845 127 2190

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Tue 21 Nov

£31 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Sleeping Beauty

James Holmes - also known as Clive from TV's Miranda - returns as the pantomime Dame in CTP Pantomimes and Buxton Opera House's story about the vengeful fairy Maleficent has her plans for baby Aurora.

Sat 9 Dec

£19.50–£23 / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:00
  • 17:30

Mon 11 Dec

£19.50–£23 / 0845 127 2190

  • 10:00
  • 13:30

Tue 12 Dec

£19.50–£23 / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:00
…and 16 more dates until 31 Dec

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Joe Pasquale stars as accident-prone Frank Spencer in the stage adaptation of the classic British TV show. Guy Unsworth directs the production, which also features Sarah Earnshaw as Spencer's wife Betty.

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£28–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£28–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£28–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Mar 2018

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£24–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£24–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£24–£35 / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

Suggs McPherson - What A King Cnut: A Life In The Realm Of Madness

The vocalist and songwriter tells stories about life with the legendary ska-pop band, whose music continues to garner fans to this day.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£32.35 / 0845 127 2190

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Spoken word show from the affable Madness frontman 'with musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant/pianist'.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

The Summer of Love

Tribute to the classic 60s hits of the original summer of love.

Mon 20 Nov

£22.50–£25 (£20.25; Children £11.25; £11.25) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Quick-fire one-liners from the Not Going Out actor.

Thu 10 May 2018

£27.95 / 0845 127 2190

Tom Allen: Indeed

  • 4 stars

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley discusses how living at home at the age of 33 is making life seem like its passing by.

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train

Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.

Sat 25 Nov

£27.50–£29.50; £27 disabled ( £27; £14.75; £14.75; Children £14.75) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

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