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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Lovely building inside and out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Buxton Opera house is beautiful inside. It had been tastefully refurbished and is a pleasure to be inside. There are many wonderful productions to which we are fortunate to have access. Prices for these events though not cheap are considerably less than Manchester theatres. If you use the theatre listing bookings you will find that some if the touring shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Opera House is easily one the best things about living in Buxton, being a dazzling jewel in a dull and tarnished crown. It truly is a Matcham masterpiece, a very special place to visit, and attracts some very special performers also. As Jim Moray once remarked; "It's like playing inside a Faberge egg".

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