Buxton Opera House

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

T: 0845 127 2190 / 01298 72190


Take a 3D Virtual Tour 

Buxton Opera House is temporarily closed but you can tour this spectacular theatre from the comfort of your arm chair with this 3D tour. Starting outside, you can explore the theatre in detail, from the foyer and various areas of the auditorium, you can also see areas of the theatre you don’t normally see such as dressing rooms and the back stage area. You can enjoy the exquisite and unique design features created by theatre architect Frank Matcham, who, in his day designed over 90 theatres throughout the UK; this is regarded as one of his finest. Click the link and scroll half way down the page and follow the instructions. There’s also a superb gallery of images to see on this page too.

Click here to take your virtual tour: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/about-us/venues


COVID-19 Information

  • Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Buxton Opera House is currently closed. It is due to officially reopen on 8th July 2021, with the opening of Buxton International Festival.

Buxton Opera House is a Frank Matcham designed 902 seat theatre dating back to 1903, displaying both a spectacular exterior and interior.

The year-round programme offers drama, comedy, music, family events and opera and the theatre is home to the annual Buxton International Festival as well as many other regular festivals.

The theatre runs regular tours open to the general public, where you can find out in detail about its history and see inside the spectacular auditorium. They also offer private tours for groups of 10 or more. Click here for more information on the latest tours dates.

Extensive programme for children and young people both seasonally and regular weekly clubs.

Coffee mornings are held most Saturdays in the Dress Circle bar hosted by Friends of Buxton Opera House, where you can enjoy light refreshments and volunteers give visitors short tours of the theatre.

Buxton Opera House has a large and lively pool of volunteers – check their website if you wish to find out more or how get involved.

Three wheelchair spaces are available in the stalls seats in the theatre at ground floor level and there is a specially adapted toilet.

Parking can be found nearby at the main Pavilion Gardens car park, in and around Buxton town centre or at the Waitrose car park at Springs Shopping Centre.

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