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Buxton Opera House

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Address: Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
Phone Number: 0845-1272190
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A must for MatchamTheatre buffs

If you are into beautiful Victorian theatre architecture and have an interest particularly in Frank Matcham designs, Buxton opera house is one of the nicest and in excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are into beautiful Victorian theatre architecture and have an interest particularly in Frank Matcham designs, Buxton opera house is one of the nicest and in excellent condition. If you've no idea about what I've just said but want to see a wonderful theatre built in the era when theatres were a key part of life, then visit here.... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Both the inside and outside of this building are fantastic and to gaze around the theatre waiting for the show to start is a great event in itself. The staff are helpful in every way, making finding your way around and getting drinks very easy. The only significant drawback is the lack of toilet facilities for the ladies. The corridors... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Beautiful to look at and the interior ceiling was gorgeous. Had a nice warmth to the whole place, a really good atmosphere to enjoy any performance. Clean toilets and communal areas, friendly staff and a great central location for eating at local places in Buxton before or after.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been to this wonderful old theatre on several occasions both as a performer and to see shows. It is a tribute to the staff and management. On this occasion we came to see Paul Carrack who was as good as always.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit this opera house as a birthday treat and we're not disappointed. We saw the welcome to Broadway show which was excellent from start to finish. All the entertainers were so talented in both dance and song.A real treat ....

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We recently visited the Opera House to see a comedy show. The theatre is charming and it was a pleasure to sit in such a lovely building. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and certainly added to the experience in a very positive way. The only downside was an odious woman behind us who made so much noise with... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

what a beautiful place..............had lovely time at above show..............apparently all run by volunteers........they were so helpful in coping with my disability scooter....thanks to you all............

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Derbyshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fantastic theatre, such a beautiful building. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. This wonderful theatre offers the complete range of events for everyone to experience. You really do not have to travel far (unless you are travelling here in the first place!) to experience a variety of music, theatre, plays and talks, events for children young and old, there is always something... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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457 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Buxton Opera House was built in 1903 to a design by Frank Matchum who also designed the London Palladium. It is a truly beautiful building which has been restored to its Edwardian glory. The character of the interior has also been maintained, despite some contemporary additions. It is a truly iconic building which it is always a pleasure to visit.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely traditional experience in beautiful building full of atmosphere. The play itself was fantastic the acting and singing totally professional, really gripping performances. The opera House staff were friendly with an appropriate sense of humour which added an extra Human touch to the evening. The bar staff were excellent and the prices reasonable. We had a wonderful time.

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