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Buxton Opera House


Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN
0129872190
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
FROM:01-08-2019
TO:02-08-2019
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A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

Tickets: £14.50
Groups (10+): £10
Family Tickets:
Family of 3 (including at least 1 child): £40.50
Family of 4 (including at least 2 children): £54

Age guidance: 3+

Rhythm of the Dance
FROM:04-08-2019
TO:04-08-2019
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This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.

Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish trad band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California, from Siberia to Sydney.

Worldwide, toes are tapping and hands are clapping to the feet of Rhythm of the Dance!

Enjoy the 20th Anniversary tour of Rhythm of the Dance, five million fans across fifty countries already have!

Tickets: £28
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle)

Puttin' on the Ritz
FROM:09-08-2019
TO:10-08-2019
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Welcome to Puttin’ on the Ritz, the spectacular stage production that features the most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood live on stage.

This dazzling production features spectacular singers and wonderful dancers direct from London’s West End, together with breathtaking costumes and stunning musical arrangements.

Let us take you back in time, to an era when Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were the kings of the silver screen, and let us entertain you with the classic songs of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

Tickets: £25-£29
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (15)
FROM:14-08-2019
TO:14-08-2019
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Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is an annual event bringing together some of the very best outdoor and adventure filmmaking from around the world.

This year there will be a chance to see six films which will follow a runner on a misson in A Mile An Hour, elite climbers in Queen Maul Land, a Colorado icon in The Frenchy and the hardest 5 day mountain race in the world in Ar Gefn y Ddraig – Riding The Dragon.

Tickets: £12
Students/Children: £10

Rating: 15

The Secret Garden
FROM:15-08-2019
TO:15-08-2019
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present their retelling of the family classic The Secret Garden.

This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? Relive this enchanting tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer.

Tickets: £15
Students/Children: £10
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support: £1.50 off

EastEndless
FROM:16-08-2019
TO:16-08-2019
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Buxton pantomime fans are no stranger to our regular (and favourite) Dame, James Holmes. Arriving slightly early this year, the Miranda star will be treading the boards in quite a different role.

Tony Coventry has every EastEnders episode on video (except The One Where Alfie Can’t Find A Condom). But when he lands a bit part on the show, his dream job soon becomes a nightmare. A blackly comic look behind the scenes of the BBC’s top soap.

Duff! Duff! Duff!

A new play by Tim Fountain, directed by Mike Bradwell.

Tickets: £14

Age guidance: 14+

Grand Hotel
FROM:22-08-2019
TO:24-08-2019
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Come to the Grand Hotel, Berlin, in 1928. Hearts are won, lives are lost or begun and the music never stops for a grand parade of guests and staff whose worlds briefly inter-twine. Among the eccentric hotel guests are: a cynical doctor, who observes all; a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, spending his final days in luxury; a baron, young, handsome, noble and broke; an honest businessman forced to turn crooked; a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.

The show’s many memorable songs include: Love Can’t Happen, Fire And Ice, We’ll Take a Glass Together, I Waltz Alone, Bonjour Amour, Roses At The Station and Grand Waltz.

Present Company uses a non-professional cast with professional principals and orchestra.

Tickets: £14.50-£19.50
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

The James Bond Concert Spectacular
FROM:25-08-2019
TO:25-08-2019
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Following previous highly successful concerts, Q The Music Show is coming back to Buxton Opera House and they will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. Fresh from the West End, this show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The show will be compered by the lovely Caroline Munro who played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians, stunning dancers and an informative compere – who appeared in the films herself, this show has everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Tickets: £23.50
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle)

The South
FROM:05-09-2019
TO:05-09-2019
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The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South, including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles.

Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front the band with Alison and taken on vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and arrangements with this exciting live band.

After a successful year of touring the theatres and festivals of the UK up and down the country, The South are keeping alive all those timeless songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her plus many more singles and album tracks as well as a few choice South originals. All performed again live, these songs span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!

Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless!

Tickets: £27

Tommy The Album Live
FROM:06-09-2019
TO:06-09-2019
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On the 50th anniversary of the release of The Who’s ground-breaking rock opera, Tommy, we bring you a brand new production.

Following continued public demand, after their smash-hit tour of Quadrophenia The Album Live, legendary world-class rock band The Goldhawks return to perform Tommy as an 8-piece outfit, backed with amazing projection and effects and superb replication of The Who’s sound.

Tommy is the fourth studio album by The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. The album was a ground-breaking moment in rock history as a rock opera which tells the story about a "deaf, dumb and blind" boy, including his experiences with life and his relationship with his family.

Tickets: £25
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Buxton Live Acts Revue
FROM:07-09-2019
TO:07-09-2019
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Buxton Local Artists return for a night of live music from some of the area's top local bands and performers.

Acts include: Will Hawthorne, Last Call, Uncle Caterpillar and The Aups.

Tickets: £8

Let's Hang On
FROM:08-09-2019
TO:08-09-2019
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Oh what a story... Oh what a show... OH WHAT A NIGHT!

The world’s first and longest-running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates 10 years at the top. Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound and sold over 175 million records before they turned 30.

This critically-acclaimed theatre production takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of ‘Rock n Roll Hall Of Famers’ and still one of the most successful bands in pop history – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Performing in full all your favourite hits and movie soundtracks from a catalogue spanning over five decades, such as Grease, Stay (Dirty Dancing), December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, finally taking the roof off with a spectacular finale Let’s Hang On.

Tickets: £25
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £1 off (not Dress Circle)

The BIG Chris Barber Band
FROM:11-09-2019
TO:11-09-2019
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The BIG Chris Barber Band is considered by many to be one of the world's finest and respected traditional jazz bands.

The BIG Chris Barber Band (10-piece!), inspired by the great Ken Colyer Jazz Men, features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20's Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. On this special night, you will hear songs from that age and Chris’ favourite songs like Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When The Saints Go Marching In and many more.

The band stands out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind anywhere in the world. You can count on an exciting evening full of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.

Tickets: £24
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Whitney - Queen of the Night
FROM:13-09-2019
TO:13-09-2019
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A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, delivers a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits that include I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

Tickets: £26-£28
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
FROM:14-09-2019
TO:14-09-2019
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Legendary rock icon and the original Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley has written and recorded twelve albums in a career covering four decades, and continues to tour to sell-out audiences in many countries world-wide.

Recognised as one of Britain’s greatest and most charismatic live performers, Harley is as much in love with the touring life now as at the beginning of his career: “We see some wonderful sights, visit galleries and museums and really take travelling as part of the experience. I’m a genuine and inveterate Tourist".

A Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel live show will be packed with hits such as Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun, Mr Soft, the classic Sebastian, as well as the world-wide hit and UK Number One, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me). Harley also picks an eclectic mix of tracks from his career recordings, including a selection from recent albums The Quality Of Mercy and Stranger Comes To Town.

Tickets: £36

The Johnny Cash Roadshow
FROM:15-09-2019
TO:15-09-2019
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The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family is back on top form with a brand new production for 2019.

Award-winning front man Clive John dedicates this year to a 50th Anniversary tour of the legendary San Quentin State Prison recordings which was televised on Granada Television on February 24th 1969, and later released on June 4th of that same year.

Alongside Clive is his iconic wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway, a world class band (Spirit band) and the JCR horns. All supported with full video projection. This show is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Songs from the San Quentin live album will be performed mixed with all the hits and favourite songs that we all know and love. This show is only coming round once so don’t miss out!

Tickets: £20.50-£22.50
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)

A Luther Vandross Celebration
FROM:17-09-2019
TO:17-09-2019
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The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’.

Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band.

Songs include: Never Too Much, Here and Now, Give Me The Reason, I Really Didn't Mean It, Stop To Love, So Amazing, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Always and Forever, Endless Love, Ain’t No stoppin’ Us Now, Your Secret Love, Shine, The Closer I Get To You, Love The One You’re With, Any Love, Superstar, Until You Come Back To Me, Dance With My Father and many more.

Luther Vandross the legend lives on.

Tickets: £26.50

Leo Dickinson & Eric Jones
FROM:17-09-2019
TO:17-09-2019
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An evening with mountaineering filmmaker Leo Dickinson as he shares his love affair with Patagonia in an illustrated talk.

Leo will examine one of mountaineering’s most enduring mysteries, revealing unique evidence about the controversial first ascent of Cerro Torre. Leo will also be joined on stage for a Q&A with climber Eric Jones.

Tickets: £17.50
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £5 off

Buxton Opera House is located on The Square in Buxton, Derbyshire. This 902-seat opera house was designed by famous theatre architect Frank Matcham in 1903. It is the regular host of the Buxton Festival and was also the home of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival which ran from 1994 to 2013. It now presents a wide-ranging selection of music, opera, ballet, films and cultural events.

Buxton Opera House was solely a successful theatre for its first few decades, regularly presenting touring companies of opera and other classical arts. However, in 1927 the theatre was turned into a cinema to accommodate for film-goers. It showed silent films until 1932 when the technology was put in place for it to show ‘talkies’. The Opera House still has a cinema which is used regularly by the public to this day.

During the 1970s, the venue fell into disrepair and was rumoured to be close to closing its doors until it received a boost in funding. In 1979, renovations were completed including the addition of an orchestra pit to accommodate for a wider number of touring shows. This refurbishment (amongst updates in the 2000s) saw the rejuvenation of the theatre which now presents over 400 performances a year.

Buxton Opera House presents a wide range of entertainment all year-round, which includes opera, dance, comedy, concerts, drama and children’s shows.

Transport

Buxton is easy to reach from the A6, A515 and A53. The theatre is well sign-posted once you reach the town centre. A train service is available from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Buxton. and the town is well served by bus routes to and from local cities, towns and villages.

Parking

There is on-street pay and display parking around the theatre and a car park behind Pavilion Gardens, which is a short walk away. The car park is free after 6pm (please note: the covered area of the car park closes at 6pm). There is also free on-street car parking after 6pm close to the theatre, but please make sure that you avoid the Residents Parking Scheme areas.

Bar

Pre-show and interval drinks are available. The bars open 45 minutes before each performance.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/visit-us/access

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