Lovingly restored to its former glory in 2001, Buxton Opera House is an exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre design.

As one of Britain’s leading receiving theatres, Buxton Opera House presents around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera as well as a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme.  The theatre is also home to the renowned Buxton International Festival.

Buxton Opera House has a small Matcham Gallery featuring copies of Frank Matcham‘s original plans, photographs of the Opera House restoration and early show bills from the period. You can visit the Matcham Gallery during any performance, or as part of one of our regular Back Stage Pass theatre tours.

“Frank Matcham’s glorious Opera House at Buxton, with its warm and intimate design, always guarantees a night to remember for theatregoers”

Knutsford Guardian