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

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ABBA Forever

The successful tribute act perform the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA. The show is seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and has received cult status since the band was founded in 1988 by director and musician Rod Stephen in Melbourne, Australia. The show explores the music of ABBA and the flared fashion of the 70s. Stephen…

Sun 18 Nov

£25.50 (£23.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

At Last: The Etta James Story

Theatre production telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life, featuring some of her most beloved songs.

Mon 15 Oct

£32.35–£43.35 / 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

£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Thu 1 Nov

Times vary / £22.50 / 0845 127 2190

Fri 2 Nov

Times vary / £22.50 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 3 Nov

Times vary / £22.50 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 4 Nov

Times vary / £22.50 / 0845 127 2190

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s career and telling the story of the man behind the songs.

Fri 5 Oct

£28.75–£31.08 / 0845 127 2190

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£25 / 0845 127 2190

Best Of Wham!

Tribute to the 80s favourites with some George Michael solo hits as a bonus.

Sun 23 Sep

£24.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 15:00 – 18:00

The Bootleg Beatles

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

Thu 4 Apr 2019

£33.50 / 0845 127 2190

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

This breathtaking show has rock n rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include…

Thu 27 Sep

£20 / 0845 127 2190

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Thu 22 Nov

£23.50 / 0845 127 2190


Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£36.85–£110 / 0845 127 2190

Joan Armatrading

The three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.

Thu 11 Oct

£36 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Joan Collins: Unscripted

The actress and bestselling author tours her new one-woman show.

Sun 24 Feb 2019

£43.35–£50.50 / 0845 127 2190

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

The four-piece prog rock outfit celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Thu 4 Oct

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

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Sun 5 May 2019

£26 / 0845 127 2190

Live On Mars - a Tribute To David Bowie

An evening celebrating the life of David Bowie and his most famous songs.

Fri 23 Nov

£24.50 / 0845 127 2190

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

£47.50 / 0845 127 2190

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Sat 6 Oct

£23.40 / 0845 127 2190

Remembering the Movies

On sale Fri 7 Sep: 10am If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time. From the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey…

Thu 2 May 2019

£43.50 / 0845 127 2190

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Wed 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 127 2190

Rip It Up

Dance showcase set to a soundtrack from the 1960s by Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith, backed by a live band.

Sat 22 Sep

Sold out / 0845 127 2190

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

£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.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£24.50–£29.50 / 0845 127 2190

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Fri 26 Apr 2019

£21 / 0845 127 2190

Shakin' Stevens

The swivel-hipped rock'n'roller, fondly remembered from the 1980s, tours in support of his critically acclaimed twelfth studio album Echoes Of Our Times, in which he explores his intriguing family history, blending blues, roots, Americana and classic rock.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£39.50 / 0845 127 2190

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

  • 3 stars

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

£23 / 0845 127 2190

Teletubbies Live

The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and the Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures…

Sat 29 Sep

Times vary / £18–£23 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 30 Sep

Times vary / £18–£23 / 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.

Tue 16 Oct

£28.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Sat 23 Feb 2019

£25 / 0845 127 2190

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner. Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical…

Sat 23 Feb 2019

£23–£25 / 0845 127 2190

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

£34 / 0845 127 2190

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

£35.02–£80.50 / 0845 127 2190

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