Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre

Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN, United Kingdom | 01298 72050 | Website

Venue Description

Buxton Opera House 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. The theatre is also home to the nationally renowned Buxton Festival. 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.


The Opera House is only partially accessible to wheelchair users. The wheelchair entrance is 72cms at its narrowest point. There are 3 wheelchair spaces in the Stalls but we can arrange wheelchair transfers. The bar is not accesible, but a member of staff will gladly bring refreshments to your seat. The Foyer and Box Office counter are not wheelchair accessible, but there is wheelchair access on Water St with an intercom system. The building is not accessible by motorised scooter.

Accessible Performances

We only offer occasional Accessible performances at the moment, but hope to include more in our programme.

Awards List

UK Theatre Awards: Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands 2015


There is a Disabled toilet on the ground floor of the Opera House and the Pavilion Arts Centre.


Information about the staff has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

The Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre is located next to the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

Other assistance dog facilities

Our Front of House team are happy to provide drinking water for your assistance dog.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print

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