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Buxton Opera House

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Visit to comedy ballet

Really nice venue, staff always helpful and friendly. Ice cream selling ladies tried to persuade me... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Went here to see Ross Noble...what a fantastic building like stepping back in time....lovely staff... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Really nice venue, staff always helpful and friendly. Ice cream selling ladies tried to persuade me to try another flavour. The comedy ballet was brilliant. Seats a bit low but good legroom apart from front row of circle. The refurbishment of the theatre was done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Went here to see Ross Noble...what a fantastic building like stepping back in time....lovely staff and so easy to get a drink...loads of parking nearby and as it holds only 900 you don’t get trampled on the way out....Ross Noble was fantastic as always but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting The Opera House for years and have never been disappointed. From the moment you approach it and see that wonderful facade, your expectations for a wonderful evening rise. The staff are always warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Have visited the Opera House on a number of occasions. It's a lovely,friendly, and intimate place. The acoustics are perfect and in some ways it's like a little trip back in time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank derbytraveller082
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Met at the entrance by Netta? who sorted us all out in a wonderful way. Then we met a very young looking Frank Matcham ( Mike ) who showed us around this glorious theatre. He was full of information given to us with added humour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trevorhobden
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A classically impressive building from yesteryear that is fitting in gracing this venue as it's central point of entertainment for shows and the like. Right in the heart of the town and ideally situated near some of other historic town attractions. Clubhouse bar just over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Third visit to watch a Bee Gees Tribute show and what great production we were privileged too. Great old world building heaped in history. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Micky270566
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went to watch The Floyd Effect tonight, what a great show. Set in such a beautiful historical venue. A must see landmark.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Have attended shows of various types here, local dramatics, G&S Festivals, variety , the lot. Have also appeared as part of a choir on stage here. The thrill of appearing before a full hall of 800+ people is something impossible to express. The stage is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank halleric691
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Frank Matcham’s miniature masterpiece provides a wonderful setting for the range of touring shows. Volunteer staff make it a friendly experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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31 July 2018|
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Response from The_stobas | Reviewed this property |
Dress circle every time for me, I like the ones at the ends of the rows as you get a bit more room. Enjoy the show!
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
24 February 2018|
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