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Buxton Opera House

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Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
  • Box office 0845 127 2190
  • General enquiries 0845 127 2190
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun noon–8pm.
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  • Website www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
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Al Stewart

Late Night Jazz - Alexander Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

Tue 29 Oct

£37.85–£42.25

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Thu 17 Oct

£18

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Thu 4 Apr

£33.50

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

Fri 20 Sep

£22.50

The Horne Section

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Tue 14 May

£29

Ian McKellen on Stage

Ian McKellen on Stage

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday by touring the UK with a brand new solo show, with profits benefiting different causes at each location.

Fri 31 May

£30–£50

The James Bond Concert Spectacular

The James Bond Spectacular

A concert of music from the Bond movies.

Sun 25 Aug

£23.50

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Fri 4 Oct

£21

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Sun 5 May

£26

The Levellers

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Wed 8 May

£25.20–£31.25

Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Wed 16 Oct

£37.40–£51.40

Milkshake! Live

Milkshake! Live

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and Floogals, alongside two Milkshake presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!

Mon 15 Apr

£6–£18

Oliver!

Oliver!

Based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, the classic musical Oliver! is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Following on from last year’s hugely successful production of West Side Story, this production of Oliver!once again features talented young local people alongside a professional choreographer, musical director and musicians, and directed by our very own Chief Executive, Paul Kerryson.

Fri 24 May

£19–£23

Sat 25 May

£19–£23

Sun 26 May

£19–£23

Wed 5 Jun

£19–£23

Thu 6 Jun

£19–£23

Sat 8 Jun

£19–£23

Sun 9 Jun

£19–£23

Puss In Boots

Northern Ballet presents Puss In Boots

Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck.

Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!

Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.

Book now for this purr-fect family treat!

Fri 3 May

£7–£8

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Fri 17 May

£28.50

Remembering the Movies

Remembering the Movies

Strictly dancers Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara pay tribute to the classic movies with a series of dance routines inspires by film.

Thu 2 May

£43.50

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Wed 9 Oct

£28.50

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

Fri 26 Apr

£21

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium Sally Morgan.

Thu 28 Mar

£24

The Solid Gold Rock'n'Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Sat 1 Jun

£32.08–£34.40

The Solid Silver 60s Show

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop. The artists sing their greatest hits and celebrate the music of the famous decade.

Sat 13 Apr

£32.08–£36.38

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sun 14 Apr

£23

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton

US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Sat 20 Apr

£28.50

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels (matinee)

A live orchestra accompanies newly created Wallace & Gromit animations and a special screening of Wallave & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.

Thu 16 May

£8.85–£17.25

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit…what could possibly go wrong?!

This interactive experience features specially created animations as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp.

Followed by a screening of the Academy Award®️ winning ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers’ with the soundtrack performed by the orchestra live on stage, it’s set to be a grand day out for the whole family.

Thu 16 May

£10–£15

Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet

The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.

Sat 4 May

£25

Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Sat 6 Apr

£35.02–£80.50

Sun 2 Jun

£35.02–£80.50

Home to both the Buxton Festival – one the largest opera festivals in the UK – and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House has a bustling performing arts calendar year round, capped off with the obligatory pantomine at Christmas. Designed by British theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1902, the opera house has been both a performance space and a cinema in its century-long career.

Buxton Opera House is reachable by train from Manchester Piccadilly Station and there is free parking after 6pm in the nearby Pavilion Gardens car park.

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