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Buxton Opera House

Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
0845-1272190
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Saw the play here. Lovely building but not enough seats in the bar. Good play and good view from relatively cheap seats

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sk179eu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited quite recently to watch a Peter James's Perfect Murder. Fantastic Building and superb murals and gold gilding. A real must to visit if in the area. Its not all opera and has a wide range of shows from comedy, drama, bands, opera, ballet all sorts. Only a small bar yet reasonable prices. I have been looking through the brochure... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We could see the building from our bedroom window!!! It Looks a Wonderful Building but sadly did not get to a show there!!! Maybe next visit.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I worked here for the first time in August in a G&S production. Wow! What a beautiful building- fabulous acoustics. I had friends and family come and see me perform and they said it was so lovely to be in with friendly staff and a great bar! What more do you need!!!!

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Amazing programme full of diverse performances, including dance, theatre, opera, talks, concerts and, of course, the annual pantomime. The venue is an experience itself - ornate gilded decoration in a genuine Matcham theatre. If you are curious, and there's a show you fancy, give it a whirl! You won't be disappointed.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The ambience was great, staff a little confused as to where our seats were, but very friendly and the bar pricing was very reasonable. Will definitely be going again soon.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was lovely quaint opera house. Went to see Richard Thompson acoustic set and sound was brilliant..although things like toilets were not the best it didn't seem to matter as all part of the charm

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Thought we knew Buxton as have walked past the Opera House before. What a mistake. It rates with similar venues throughout the country in architectural style, decoration, seating, and the night we went, the quality of the performance. Seat prices are very competitive and no surcharge was added to ours booked direct by credit card. Even usherettes to show you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Perfect murder it was funny but very good and the opera house was beautiful inside seats comfy plenty of leg room

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Congleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent play with great cast but what a gem this theatre is. The most beautiful theatre I have ever visited. I love it.

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