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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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

  • 19:30

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

£25.50–£27.50 / 0845 127 2190

The Best Of Wham!

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAM! Starring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK, featuring the very best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie - The Best of Wham! Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most…

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

Buxton Festival Chorus & Northern Chamber Orchestra: Alzira

This rarely performed opera shows Verdi full of the inspiration of youth and innovation, making it ripe for revival in the setting of Buxton's beautiful Opera House. Performed in Italian, with English side-titles.

Sat 7 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Tue 10 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Fri 13 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15
…and 3 more dates until 20 Jul

Buxton Festival Chorus & Northern Chamber Orchestra: Idomeneo

An opera set during the Trojan war which features some of Mozart's most varied and inventive music. Performed in Italian, with English side-titles.

Sun 8 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 15:00

Wed 11 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Sat 14 Jul

£20–£78 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 21 Jul

Buxton Festival Gala Concert

Lesley Garrett hosts a night of favourite songs from Bernstein, Bizet, Berlin and Broadway. With soloists from Opera North and Northern Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Kok.

Fri 6 Jul

£15–£45 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

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

Collabro

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

The Floyd Effect

A musical tribute to the UK's most famous prog-rock band.

Sat 8 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 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.

Sat 15 Sep

£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: The Joy of Mincing

Innuendo galore and a dash of the fabulous that made him famous, from Julian Clary.

Sun 5 May 2019

£26 / 0845 127 2190

Kinder Children's Choirs Of The High Peak

A performance by the student singers of songs from World Wars 1 & 2, plus various choral classics.

Sat 23 Jun

£14–£18.50 (£7–£9.25 not Dress Circle) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The League of Gentlemen: Live Again!

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Mon 20 Aug

£40.50 / 0845 127 2190

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Mon 23 Jul

£26 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

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

Mike and the Mechanics

Rock/pop supergroup led by former Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

£47.50 / 0845 127 2190

Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant, former singer of 10,000 Maniacs and now solo for 15 years, performs some of her latest material.

Wed 25 Jul

£34.60 / 0845 127 2190

National G & S Opera Company: The Pirates Of Penzance

One of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert And Sullivan's great comic creations, full of memorable melodies. Directed by Richard Gauntlett, with the National Festival Orchestra conducted by Andrew Nicklin.

Tue 31 Jul

£18–£30 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Sun 5 Aug

£18–£30 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Opera Della Luna: The Daughter Of The Regiment

A version of Donizetti's opera comique set amongst a Californian biker gang. Sung in English in this version by Jeff Clark.

Mon 9 Jul

£16–£57 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Sun 15 Jul

£16–£57 / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

Peppa Pig's Adventure

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends…

Sat 18 Aug

Times vary / £17–£20 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 19 Aug

Times vary / £17–£20 / 0845 127 2190

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Sat 18 Aug

£18 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 19 Aug

£18 / 0845 127 2190

Posting Letters To The Moon

This romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s features readings of wartime letters between Oscar nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) who worked for military intelligence in India and…

Sun 8 Jul

£15–£17.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

Prince Revelation

Tribute show to Prince.

Thu 21 Jun

£25 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

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

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 22 Sep

£44.27 / 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

Sara Dowling

Cellist turned jazz singer.

Thu 12 Jul

£22.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 21:00

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

Sold out / 0845 127 2190

La Serenissima: Tisbe: Vivaldi

  • Written by: Vivaldi

Venus, an Apollonian Emperor, and Triton, the child of Neptune and Amphitrite are all included amongst these virtuosic Vivaldi concertos.

Thu 12 Jul

£16–£52 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

Tue 17 Jul

£16–£52 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:15

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

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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