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Buxton Opera House

Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
0845-1272190
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went to see a play here whilst on holiday. The seats were very comfortable with plenty of leg room. The interior is very plush and beautiful. As an added bonus we received a special price for the tickets as on a short break to Buxton.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a very good performance of a Peter James play, A Perfect Murder. The acting was very good.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice theatre but the gallery seats were extremely uncomfortable. I am only 5' 6" but I was in pain on small seats with no legroom at all.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lovely old Victorian Opera house.Beautiful Foyer.Pity we could not look inside unless we booked to see a performance.

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