Buxton Opera House, Whats On and Theatre Tickets
Buxton Opera House
Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN T: 0845 127 2190
Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Built in 1903 and designed by Frank Matcham, one of Britain's finest theatre architects, the Opera House ran as a successful theatre, receiving touring companies until 1927.Since July 1979, the Opera House has been home to the Buxton Festival, which has developed into one of Britain's largest opera-based festivals. Typically, it includes a Handel opera (with conductors such as Harry Christophers) and other rarely-seen operas as well as more popular classics. Since 1994, The Opera House has also hosted the annual three-week-long International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, attracting audiences from all over the UK and from abroad.