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.
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  • 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

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The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Fri 26 May

£25.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies.

Wed 1 Nov

£28.50–£31.50 / 0845 127 2190

Dinosaur World

Interactive family show where you can meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Tue 1 Aug

£14.50–£17 ( £43–£64) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

Wed 2 Aug

£14.50–£17 ( £43–£64) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£25 / 0845 127 2190

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards: Try Hard

The Olympic ski jumper talks about his life and career.

Sun 11 Jun

£17.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Thu 2 Nov

£23–£25.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Dardanus

The first UK premiere of Rameau's 1744 version of Dardanus, about the forbidden love between Jupiter's son and Iphise, the daughter of his enemy, Teucer. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Fri 20 Oct

Phone for prices / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle

The company performs the second part of Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. The battle for the Kingdom of the Nile is in crisis as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Sung in Italian…

Sat 21 Oct

Phone for prices / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey

The company performs Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Caesar has defeated his rival Pompey, though struggles to survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sat 21 Oct

Phone for prices / 0845 127 2190

  • 16:00

Footloose

Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.

Tue 30 May

£24–£32 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Wed 31 May

£24–£32 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Jun

£24–£32 / 0845 127 2190

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

Hairspray

A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.

Mon 23 Oct

£26–£42 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Tue 24 Oct

£26–£42 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£26–£42 / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Hazel O'Connor

Veteran new wave singer-songwriter.

Wed 22 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 16 Jun

£26.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

*Jason * is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time; it’s a tour with a twist. He will return to Town Hall with an intimate show, which promises to be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! At aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising…

Mon 6 Nov

Phone for prices, tickets on sale Friday March 24th, 10am / 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

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Sun 3 Sep

£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

Joe McElderry

Winner of series six of The X Factor (2009) and series two of Popstar to Operastar (2011), the young popster is probably best-known for singles 'The Climb' and 'Ambitions'.

Fri 4 Aug

Phone for availability / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sat 2 Sep

£19.50 / 0845 127 2190

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

£28.50–£31.50 / 0845 127 2190

Ken Dodd: The Happiness Show

The veteran comedian, who was awarded a knigthood in the Queen's New Year honours list, brings happiness to fans across the country with a variety show of jokes, songs and stories.

Sat 10 Jun

£23.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:00

Killer Queen

Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.

Fri 9 Jun

£24; £21.75 disabled ( £21.75; £12; Children £12) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Thu 25 May

£25 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Lizzy Hawker

Main Speaker - Lizzy Hawker Lizzy is an endurance athlete with a love of wild places and a passion for long, solo journeys across tough terrain. She is the five-time winner of the Ultra Tour Du Mont Blanc and world record holder for 24 hours on the road, among numerous other records and adventurous endeavours. Support…

Wed 7 Jun

£17.50 (£12.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Sun 19 Nov

£35 / 0845 127 2190

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Tue 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Wed 1 Nov

£28.50–£31.50 / 0845 127 2190

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 17 Jun

£15.50 / 0845 127 2190

Music Theatre Wales: Y Twr

An intense and searching opera from the UKs leading new opera company and the Welsh-language national theatre. Sung in Welsh with English surtitles.

Mon 17 Jul

£16–£55 / 0845 127 2190

  • 18:15

Music Theatrre Wales presents Y Twr (The Tower) by Guto Puw

Leading Welsh composer Guto Puw's first full-length opera, Y Twr (The Tower) is a rare opportunity to hear opera in the Welsh language. Presented by innovative contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales, in collaboration with Theatr Genedlaethol, the national Welsh language theatre of Wales, the opera will be…

Mon 17 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

Q The Music: James Bond Concert

Live orchestrated performance of James Bond musical scores featuring accompanying vocals and a variety of musicians from leading orchestras.

Sun 20 Aug

£21–£22 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.

Thu 8 Jun

£28 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Sat 9 Sep

£31 / 0845 127 2190

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.

Fri 3 Nov

£18.50 / 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

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me and Right Here.

Fri 29 Sep

£34.50–£51 / 0845 127 2190

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Tue 10 Oct

£28.50–£30.50 / 0845 127 2190

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Sat 27 May

£24 / 0845 127 2190

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Wed 14 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0845 127 2190

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sun 1 Oct

£28 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Tosca

Russian State Opera presents Puccini's Tosca, a dramatic masterpiece where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Mon 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sun 28 May

£22–£24 / 0845 127 2190

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