Buxton is rapidly becoming known as the festival capital of England. Buxton Opera House is internationally famous as the host of the annual Buxton Festival and more recently the Four-Four Time festival of live music.
It is one of Britain’s leading receiving theatres, presenting 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.
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.
A second theatre, The Pavilion Arts Centre was opened in September 2010, and is housed in what was formerly the Paxton Suite of the Buxton Pavilion Gardens complex, behind the Opera House.
Image courtesy of Buxton Opera House