Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Gardens
The spa town of Buxton is one of the most popular tourist locations in the Peak District. Its rich range of Georgian and Victorian architecture provides the locations for a vibrant selection of cultural, dining and shopping experiences.
Buxton Opera House
The beautiful Buxton Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham and restored in 2001, presents over 400 performances a year including dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera. It also includes a small museum housing copies of Frank Matcham’s original plans, photographs of the Opera House restoration and early show bills from the period.
The Pavilion Arts Centre is the other theatre venue in the town and is situated in the Pavilion Gardens complex behind the Opera House. The Centre has two spaces, a 360-seat Main Room and 93-seat Studio Theatre.
The Main Room is used for a mixed programme of stand-up comedy and music, including the Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, Coffee Concerts, lunchtime jazz and the Big Session Music Festival. It is also home to performances by the Buxton Festival, the Buxton Festival Fringe and Live Streaming events.
The Studio Theatre is home to a programme of fringe, independent small-scale drama and film events.
The Pavilion Gardens
The Pavilion Gardens is 23 acres of beautiful Victorian and provides a fantastic venue for open-air performances in the summer months.
For more information visit: http://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/
Location: Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN
Distance From Speedwell House: 25 minutes by car (9.9 miles)
Perfect for: Families, Events, Tourists, Shoppers