Most Welcoming Theatre 2018

Vote for Buxton Opera House to win UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2018

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The UK Theatre Awards are on the hunt again to find the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 and Buxton Opera House may have been pipped to the post last year, but they’re are back in the running this year and need your help!

What makes going to the theatre so special?

Is it the friendly chat with box office staff, the volunteers giving you a welcoming smile guiding you to your seats, feeling like you’re part of your local community, or being entertained by the annual panto?! Now is your chance to let them know at Buxton.

The public vote in the UK Theatre Awards Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 gives you the chance to celebrate your local theatre and all it does to welcome you.

With 175 venues across the country competing to take home the award, it’s also chance for voters to be entered into a draw to win £250 in Theatre Tokens. The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on 28th September 2018. The overall winner of the Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on 14th October.

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the United Kingdom. This year’s ceremony will again take place at London’s historic Guildhall. The UK Theatre Awards are supported by Theatre Tokens.

Julian Bird, Chief Executive of UK Theatre, said: “Theatres play a vital role in communities across the UK, so it has been wonderful to see so many votes cast. This award brings together audiences, theatres, performers and producers and gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate their local venue.”

How to vote

The public vote has now opened and will be open until 12 noon on Tuesday 18th September. It’s easy to cast your vote for Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre, just go to and follow the instructions:

– Select and click the region for Buxton Opera House on the map – ‘East Midlands’

– Enter the captcha code (grey capital letters in the white box), which is randomly generated

– Click ‘Start’

– Fill in your details : email, postcode and name, tick the box which applies (if you are over 18 and wish to or not enter the prize draw etc.)

–  Click ‘Confirm’

– Then select Buxton Opera House as the theatre you wish to vote – click the red button ‘Vote’

– Click ‘Next Page’

– Click ‘Submit’ (your selected theatre you are voting for will now show on the screen)

Most Welcoming Theatre 2018

Photo credit: Buxton Opera House

Most Welcoming Theatre 2018

Photo credit: Buxton Opera House

For details on the full programme of events at Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre go to or call the box office on 01298 72190.