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Venue profile

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is one of Britain’s leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera as well as a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme. The theatre is also home to the prestigious Buxton Festival and The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival and The Four-Four-Time Festival of Live Music. Lovingly restored to its former glory in 2001, Buxton Opera House is an exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre design. To discuss opportunities within our busy programme, contact Sarah Kell at Visiting artists and companies needing to contact the theatre’s Technical or Front of House Departments should call or e-mail: Jim Morgan, Technical Manager, on 01298 211882 (email: or Jonathan Thompson, on 01298 211863 or e-mail:


  • Type: Theatre
  • Seating Capacity: 500+
  • Standing Capacity: N/A
  • Accessible toilet
  • Induction loop
  • Level/ramped access


  • Bar
  • Orchestra pit
  • Professional lighting
  • Stage
  • Toilets
  • Public address
  • Technical support
  • VIP Lounge
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Assistance Dogs admitted
  • Box Office
  • Booster seats
  • Licensed: Yes
  • Accessibility: BSL Interpreted performances

Address details

  • Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Booking Information

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01298 72091

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