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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.
There is on-street pay and display parking near the venue 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 venue, but please make sure that you avoid the Residents Parking Scheme areas.
Pre-show and interval drinks are available. The bars open 45 minutes before each performance.
For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/visit-us/access
Pavilion Arts Centre has long been a cultural centre for Buxton, in Derbyshire. Having originally opened as ‘The Entertainment Stage’ before shortly becoming ‘Paxton Suite’, the venue has provided entertainment to the town since 1889. The building has two creative spaces: The Main Room, which seats 352 people and the Studio Theatre, which seats 93. Pavilion Arts Centre underwent a major renovation in 2010, transforming the historic building into a state-of-the-art theatre space. Alongside the much-needed renovation to seating and staging areas, new technology was added to strengthen the capabilities of the venue. Despite its modern refresh, the building has maintained many of its original features which include the original balcony and art deco stylings of the foyer. Pavilion Arts Centre now presents an eclectic programme. This includes a wide variety of music, including Coffee concerts, lunchtime jazz sessions, and many other live music events. Stand-up comedy is also a large part of the programme, and the Buxton Buzz Comedy Club is a regular fitting on the bill. The venue is also home to Buxton Cinema and shows all the latest films, and much-loved classics.
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