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“Surprise! Surprise! Right In The Middle Of The Peaks National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House
Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN, England
0845-1272190
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Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Surprise! Surprise! Right In The Middle Of The Peaks National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Wow!!! this place is amazing. We (4 of us) had booked in to a farm B&B right in the middle of nowhere in the Peaks District (Derbyshire) and thought we would go for a drive and check out the beautiful ''Peaks'' scenery. We came across this fabulous town of Buxton (which rivals Bath for its wonderful architecture). The we found this wonderful theatre rigtht in the middle of town. We were dressed like rag bags but couldn't resist checking if there were any seats left for that nights performance of ''Joseph And His Technicolour Dreamcoat''. No worries. Great seats, a packed house and a West End quality production of this wonderful musical. As good, as if not better than 3 shows we'd recently seen in the West End a month earlier. The lead was "Keith'' from the ''Any Dream Will Do'' TV show which I'd seen in Australia a couple of years earlier, so there was nothing amateurish about this show. I have never seen so many standing ovations. This Opera House is a national treasure!!!. Buxton and it's little treasure buildings are something that every Brit should put on their ''to do'' list. The history and architecture really fit in with this beautiful town. The historical association with Mary Queen of Scots, the wonderful parks & gardens and the huge hothouse & Exhibition Centre. This town has it all, but the Opera House did it for me!!!! Looking at their upcoming programme it looks like this place isn't the secret that I thought it was. Fabulous!!!

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“Jive Talkin”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We looked forward to this BGs tribute concert but were very disappointed. You would have thought that a place like the Buxton Opera House with such a good reputation and wonderful venue would be a bit more selective in the "artists" they book. We had the unfortunate experience of hearing and seeing the worst tribute band we have ever seen called Jive Talkin. They murdered every song and maybe by luck got an odd note right! It was so bad we walked out part way through the performance. Such an experience must adversely reflect on the Buxton Opera House's ability to provide quality entertainment for its customers. I would think twice about going back to the Opera House to see any act that we personally did not have experience of.

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“War Horse - the concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A superb evening with Michael Morpurgo reading his story with songs performed by John Tams and Barry Coope - brilliant

Visited November 2012
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“Needs livening up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went to see a Dolly Parton triibute singer and was disappointed that all other visitors seemed to be either asleep or dead, just polite applause at the end of each song. Over zealous staff policing of 'no photographs' policy was not needed when a friend took my photo for my birthday, it was hardly likely to end up on You Tube

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“A beautiful venue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I enjoyed a fold musi concert which was well attended and a good opportunity to enjoy the Opera House's charms.

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