Buxton Opera House
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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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
The Bootleg Beatles
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
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.
Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra
A night of swing, dance, and jazz from the ever popular Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Interactive family show where you can meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
English Touring Opera: Patience
Gilbert and Sullivan's light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers.
English Touring Opera: Tosca
Puccini's political thriller is presented by English Touring Opera.
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
- Directed by: Leanne Harwood
A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.
Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.
Thu 1 Jun
- Written by: David Walliams
The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).
Wed 12 Apr
Thu 13 Apr
Fri 14 Apr
Psychedelic hippie warhorses Hawkwind, still best known for the epic 'Silver Machine' and for having naked women fire-eating on stage with them.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Iconic The Show
A live show crammed with hits from iconic movies, including Pulp Fiction, James Bond and Mad Max.
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…
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.
Joe McElderry: The Gloria Tour
The singer-songwriter, who won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, performs iconic songs from the stage and screen. X Factor's Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis also perform.
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
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)'.
The Levellers (Acoustic)
The Brighton-based collective, led by Mark Chadwick and formed in 1988, performs acoustic versions of its folk and punk rock originals.
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
The Magic of Motown
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
The former Soft Cell perv pixie turned torch song crooner and old school cabaret interpreter revisits his long career.
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
The CBeebies star brings his show to life on stage.
Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.
Our Man In Havana
Clive Francis's adaptation of Graham Greene's farce, produced by Creative Cow in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House.
Modern, folk-based music from the British six-piece, with special guests Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose.
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.
The singer-songwriter and one-time member of the Oysterband, now resident in Sweden, performs his contemporary folk-rock songs.
The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.
Robert Cray Band
The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.
Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show
Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.
The Scarecrows' Wedding
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's new bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre's inimitable style and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells.
The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.
Some People v Reginald D Hunter
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
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.
Whitney: Queen of the Night
A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.