Buxton Opera House
- Box office 0845 127 2190
- General enquiries 0845 127 2190
- Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun noon–8pm.
- Website www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
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.
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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.
Afro Celt Sound System
The return of the group who fuse electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Wed 1 Mar 2017
The Bootleg Beatles
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
The guitarist of Queen and the singer perform a selection of rock and pop songs in aid of the Born Free Foundation.
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for 24 years.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.
The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.
Ellen Kent's Opera & Ballet International: Aida
Verdi's drama about an enslaved Ethiopian princess stars Olga Perrier in the title role and Liza Kadelnik as Amneris. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Sun 13 Nov
English Touring Opera: La Calisto
Timothy Nelson conducts and directs Cavalli's irreverent take on the relations between gods, men and women, following the infatuation of Jove with the lovely Calisto and the unlikely attraction of virgin Diana to the handsome youth Endymion. Starring George Humphreys and Paula Sides. Sung in English.
English Touring Opera: Ulysses' Homecoming
James Conway directs Benedict Nelson and Carolyn Dobbin in a production of Monteverdi's masterpiece, recounting the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the disastrous Trojan war, Ulysses is reunited with his wife Penelope. Sung in English with surtitles.
English Touring Opera: Xerxes
James Conway directs Handel's setting of a Venetian text relocated to the Battle of Britain, with the Persian king recast as a glamorous prince-turned-pilot jealous of his brother's stronger sex appeal. Sung in English with surtitles.
An Evening With Levison Wood
Join explorer, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and best-selling author of Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas as he shares stories from his latest adventure.
Forever In Blue Jeans
High energy, hit songs and hot dance in one show as the cast of eight singers take the audience on a musical journey starting in the 50s and ending in the present, passing the likes of Brenda Lee, The Carpenters and Abba on the way.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Home At Seven
A man suffering from apparent amnesia is at the centre of this well-crafted thriller by RC Sherriff in a version staged by Elite Productions. Starring Brian Capron and Jenny Funnell.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Exquisite melancholic harmonies from the Mormon slowcore trio from Minnesota.
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.
Maximum Rhythm & Blues
Rock and blues with a twist of jazz by the Paul Jones-fronted combo, together with PP Arnold and Zoot Money.
Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom
The son of a minister in the United Reform Church, Jupp was a natural when it came to the casting of Nigel, a Church Of England Lay Reader, in the BBC sitcom Rev. Now the actor, stand-up and Radio Four stalwart presents his latest show about modern life. Astronauts, regrets, social media, hipsters, rage and medicine are…
Irish charmer Nathan Carter and his band play an easy listening mix of Irish, country and popular songs.
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
A Party To Murder
Talking Scarlet presents a twisty mystery written by Marcia Cash and Douglas E Hughes about what happens when six people arrive in secret at a rustic island cottage, on Halloween.
Sat 5 Nov
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Sat 27 May 2017
£24 / 0845 127 2190
Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour
The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.
Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show
Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: L'apres Midi
Cristian Mandeal conducts the orchestra, with clarinettist Benjamin Mellefont, for Debussy's Prelude A l'apres-midi d'un Faune, Mozart's Concerto In A For Clarinet And Orchestra and Brahms's Symphony No 3 In F.
Wed 9 Nov
£15.50–£32.50 / 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.
Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake
- Written by: Russian State Ballet
Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.
The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet'.
Sensational 60's Experience
The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair perform their evergreen hits.
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…
South Downs & The Browning Version
Endellion Theatre Company presents a double bill of public school dramas by David Hare and Terrence Rattigan.
Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue
The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.
US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.
Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.