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Buxton Opera House Learning & Participation

The Learning and Participation department at Buxton Opera House has an annual thriving programme of workshops and participatory projects designed to help all ages engage with the theatre. These include (but not limited to): – Young Company (inc performance groups in Acting and Musical Theatre) – StageOps (participatory theatre workshops for adults) – Production workshops for schools – Children’s festivals – Peak Dance Festival – Theatre tours/talks – Movement sessions for early years More information can be found online at: The L&P team are Craig Sanders and Joanne Eltringham.

Creative Genre

  • Dance: All dance, Ballet, Ballroom and swing jive, Contemporary, Folk and traditional, Tap, Urban, World
  • Drama and Theatre: All drama and theatre, Carnival, Circus, Comedy, Mime, Pantomimes, Plays, Puppetry, Street Theatre
  • Film and Video: All film and video, Animation, Documentary, Features, Shorts
  • Media Arts: All media arts, Photography, Software and computer games, Web design
  • Music and sound art: All music and sound art, Brass, Chamber, Choral, Classical, Drumming, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Opera, Orchestral, Rock and pop, Sound art, Urban, World
  • Visual art: Live art
  • Words: All words, Novels, Performance poetry, Poetry, Short stories, Storytelling
  • Additional work: Disability Arts, Participatory Arts

Work Undertaken

  • Workshops
  • Performances

Work in Education

  • Regeneration

Buxton Opera House Learning & Participation



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