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Buxton Opera House

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton opera house

What a fantastic building! A great way to go watch a show. Comfy seats great decor and a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JayMarita
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Derby, United Kingdom
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A wonderful old theatre.

It was so good to see all the people queuing to get into the Opera House. It was like going back in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeanb201871
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic building! A great way to go watch a show. Comfy seats great decor and a wonderful atmosphere. The bar is very pricey but hey it's a opera house. Not far to walk from parking and in a good location. Highly recommend going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JayMarita
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so good to see all the people queuing to get into the Opera House. It was like going back in time when you would see people queuing to get in the Theater or Cinema or any entertainment venue. Once inside the staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Buxton we saw this show in the lovely Buxton opera house. Not a huge place but packed to the rafters for the Sunday evening performance. The actual auditorium is very decorative with lots of gold leaf statues at ceiling height but elsewhere it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre 🎭 we were in The small side theatre attached to the Opera House . Atmospheric , ample facilities to obtain pre theatre drinks and snacks . Wonderful performance .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Soulman450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the theatre several times over the years - it's a beautiful gem of a place and if you get the chance of a 'behind the scenes' tour, do it. The seating in the upper levels can be a bit 'tight' - I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dumbunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exquisite gem of a building. Add a most welcoming team of volunteer staff and a superb night of Ballet by the Moscow State Ballet and my friend and I were in utter, silent rapture. Some complain, I know, about the 'state' of the toilets...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful venue for a very enjoyable concert. Seating a little close for comfort but acoustics excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alwaysway51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely appalling disabled access ... no one to keep a check on the disabled toilet so people without disabilities were using it, and as I suffer extreme anxiety, I didn’t like to ask the public if I could go first ... so, I wet myself....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Saffy1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit, impressive inside, and I highly recommend the tour that will introduce you to things you might never have spotted otherwise

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bobbit J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent - we come every year for the festival. The best in Europe! Charming town and theatre with much to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Buster3636
31 July 2018|
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Response from pjl29 | Reviewed this property |
Don't book when the theatre admits adults with behavioural difficulties in the stalls. They wailed and sighed the whole evening and staff did not intervene . The theatre believe, rightly, that they should be open to people... More
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margaret n
14 March 2018|
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Response from 94kathj | Reviewed this property |
Better check with the Opera house. I would have a look at there website x
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tinydancer7245
24 February 2018|
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Response from Fagan W |
There's a P&D CP 300 metres West of the opera house on the A53, I think it's free in the evening - but in the evening you may be able to park closer on the A53 anyway
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