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Buxton Comedy Festival

   
Address : Buxton Opera House
Address : Water Street
Town/City : Buxton
County : Derbyshire
Country : England
Post code : SK17 6XN
Phone : 01298 72190
Web Site :  www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

 

Friday 1 September 8pm

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club
More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre

Friday 1 September 2.30pm
Buxton Film presents
Funny Bones (15)
An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
£5 (Children: £3)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Friday 1 September 11.30am
Buxton Film presents
The Ladykillers (U)
Ealing Comedy about five oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery who rent rooms from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
£5 (Children: £3)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Friday 1 September 7.30pm
The Lancashire Hotpots
2017 sees festival favourites the Lancashire Hotpots celebrate ten years of Chippy Teas and Shopmobility Scooters.
£18
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 2 September 1pm
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families – but without the rude bits!
£7 (Family Tickets available)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Saturday 2 September 4pm
Damian Kingsley and Tanyalee Davis
A double-bill featuring two of the best upcoming performers on the circuit.
£15
Pavilion Arts Centre

Saturday 2 September 8pm
Joel Dommett
Catch the star of 2016's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky 1's Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to Buxton Opera House.
£21
Buxton Opera House

Sunday 3 September 10.30am to 12 noon
Clowning and Improvisation Workshop
This fun filled workshop will give you an introduction to physical comedy by exploring clowning techniques and improvisation.
£8 (Young Company:£5)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Sunday 3 September 8pm
Jimmy Carr
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.
£30.50 Discounts available.
Buxton Opera House

Sunday 3 September 4pm
The Kagools - Tutti
Multi award-winning physical comedy act The Kagools return to Buxton with Tutti, spontaneous, anarchic fun for everyone.
£12
Studio Theatre

Thursday 7 September 2.30pm
The Magnificent Music Hall
Journey down memory lane to the glorious and glamorous heyday of the great British Music Hall; a truly golden era.
£15 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Friday 8 September 1pm
Coffee Concert
Sarah Miller (flute) & David Gibson (piano)
This exciting new duo explore a selection of beautiful opera excerpts, alongside the works of Bach, Poulenc and Saint-Saens.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre

Friday 8 September 7pm
Professor Steve Peters
The evening will look specifically at why and how our minds work with emotions, thinking and behaviours. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Bennetston Hall.
£20-£24 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 9 September 7.30pm
Cara Dillon
If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store.
£23.50
Pavilion Arts Centre

Saturday 9 September 7.30pm
Rip It Up
Dancing Through the 50s
Two Strictly champions together with one Strictly professional. Live on stage with BBC Radio 2's Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers. £33-£39, VIP tickets £60 (Rows A-C. Includes meet and greet) Buxton Opera House 


Monday 11 September 10am to 10.45am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House

Wednesday 13 September 2pm
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House

Wednesday 13 September 7.30pm
Buxton Adventure Festival presents
Dean Downing
Dean comes from a cycling family and as a result started racing at the mere age of just 8 years old. From this point onwards, Dean achieved an abundance of cycling achievements and only retired from competition in July 2014.
£17.50 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Thursday 14 September 7.30pm
The Quo Experience
After the sad and tragic death of Rick Parfitt on Christmas Eve 2016, life will never be the same for hundreds of thousands of Quo fans around the world. But all is not lost; there is a new band on the scene that features the perfect tribute to the legendary duo to help keep the memory of the biggest Rock God of them all alive.
£20.50-£22.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 16 September 7.30pm
The Kast Off Kinks
The Kast Off Kinks are former members of the legendary band the Kinks. This great line-up features Mick Avory, John Dalton, Ian Gibbons and Dave Clarke.
£20.50-£22.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 16 September 8pm
Phill Jupitus - Juplicity
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.
£17.50
Pavilion Arts Centre

Sunday 17 September 1pm
Jazz at the Arts Centre
Chronology
Expect a broad range of approaches, combining buoyant Latin grooves, delicate atmospheric offerings and driving swing!
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre

Sunday 17 September 7.30pm
The BIG Chris Barber Band - Centenary of Jazz
Chris Barber OBE (86) is one of the last British Jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. For more than 68 years he has been active in the music scene with promoting, recording and releasing music and touring with his band.

Monday 18 September 10am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House

Thursday 21 September 7.30pm
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Direct from its success in London's West End, this 50th anniversary celebration features projected photos and original film footage, with a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more.
£20-£22 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Friday 22 September 7.30pm
10cc's Graham Gouldman – Heart Full of Songs
It is the enduring popularity of 10cc tracks including Rubber Bullets, I'm Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday and Graham's love of playing songs acoustically, that led to the formation of Heart Full of Songs. £25 Pavilion Arts Centre To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Saturday 23 September 7.30pm The Ronnie Scott's All Stars Direct from London's world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the stage to celebrate The Ronnie Scott's Soho Songbook. £22 Buxton Opera House

Saturday 23 September 7.30pm
Los Pacaminos
One of the UK's most popular live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion.
£21
Pavilion Arts Centre

Sunday 24 September 11am
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House

Monday 25 September 10am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House

Monday 25 September 7.30pm
Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland
In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take 'centre stage'.
£29
Pavilion Arts Centre

Monday 25 September 7.30pm
Russian State Opera presents
Tosca
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a delightful live orchestra, this Puccini masterpiece will be sure to intrigue and fascinate you.
£25-£36 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm
Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents
Madama Butterfly
After sold-out performances of Madama Butterfly and Carmen last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with an exquisite production, its beautiful set and costumes.
£25-£36 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Wednesday 27 September 7.30pm
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers
25 years of rock 'n' rolling the world! This breathtaking show is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
£20 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Thursday 28 September 7.30pm
Jackson Live in Concert
Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.
£23.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Friday 29 September 7.30pm
Shane Filan – Love Always Tour 2017
In this major indoor UK Tour, the Westlife frontman features his new album along with some of the tracks most synonymous with him.
£37.50-£55
Buxton Opera House

Friday 29 September 8pm
Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy Hardy is in his fourth decade as a stand-up this year. That's a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go.
£16.50 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre

Saturday 30 September 8pm
Katherine Ryan – Glitter Room
What does Canada's first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain's first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special? They are both single mothers with too many pets. And they are both Katherine Ryan.

Sunday 1 October 7.30pm
That'll Be The Day
After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK's No.1 rock 'n' roll variety production That'll Be The Day returns with another opportunity to see its latest most popular show!
£28 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Monday 2 October 10am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House

Monday 2 October 7.30pm
Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan
The acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC Animal Families and Me series shares an insight into his incredible experiences with the world's most fearsome animals.
£20-£22
Buxton Opera House

Tuesday 3 October 7.30pm
Gary Delaney – There's Something About Gary
..and that something is, he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. He loves each and every gag, and you can't help but be carried away by his infectious charm.
£17.50
Pavilion Arts Centre

Wednesday 4 October 4.30pm
Thursday 5 October 1.30pm & 4.30pm
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
£14.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Friday 6 October 1pm
Coffee Concert
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Described as being 'simply world-class' by Opera Magazine, the NCO has established a reputation as one of the leading chamber orchestras in the country.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre

Friday 6 October 7.30pm
Steve Steinman's Meat Loaf Story: Bat Out of Hell
Steve Steinman, the creative force behind Vampires Rock, returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell record breaking album.
£27.50-£29.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House

Friday 6 October 8pm
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club
More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre

Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Rhydian, Richard and Adam
Welsh stars Rhydian, Richard & Adam come together with their live band to bring you a truly magical evening of classical arias and contemporary songs.
£28 (VIP £76)
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Doug Scott – Crawling Down the Ogre
Doug Scott's mountaineering highpoint was the first ascent of Everest by its enormous South West Face – Everest: The Hard Way – but his greatest adventure was undoubtedly his first ascent, accident and then escape from The Ogre. £17.50 Pavilion Arts Centre 


Sunday 8 October 1pm
Jazz at the Arts Centre
Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz
Playing since 1982, the band was inspired when its leader, Rodger, visited New Orleans, the birth place of jazz. He was asked to sit in on a session at the Maison Bourbon and the audience response was exhilarating. Since then, Rodger has been playing with his band at venues across the region.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Sunday 8 October 7.30pm
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
In 2017, Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrates its centenary year. The band has received numerous awards and was nominated for its contributions to the hit movie Brassed Off.
£18-£20 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 9 October 10am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm

The Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show 2017
Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde's 60th anniversary in the business as he, together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show.
£30.50-£32.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 11 October 7.30pm
Buxton Adventure Festival presents
Boardman Tasker Night
Wragg, Dean, Cave & Venables!
At the time they disappeared on the north-east ridge of Everest Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker were each resident in the High Peak. This special event in their home community will celebrate their lives and achievements. A number of their friends and colleagues will talk about them, their climbs and their books which were the inspiration for setting up the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. £17.50 Pavilion Arts Centre To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Thursday 12 October 2pm
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 12 October 7.30pm
Theatrical Niche presents
Lady Windermere's Fan
Oscar Wilde's raucous social comedy pulls apart the intricacies of etiquette and flips expectation rump-over-head in this scathingly funny satire.
£14
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 13 October 7.30pm
Nina Conti – In Your Face
Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back. £22.50 Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 14 October 7.30pm
Waterloo - The Best of ABBA Tribute Show
In 1974, the little known Swedish pop group ABBA swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.
£22.50-£24.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 16 October 10am
Mini Movers and Groovers
If you have children under 5 then our Mini Movers & Groovers sessions are ideal for you! Through a mix of creative movement and dance, toddlers and children can learn new skills in a fun and relaxed setting.
£5 per session
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 16 October 7.30pm
Ray Mears - Born To Go Wild
Ray Mears will take you on a journey that he deeply values for cultural, spiritual, moral and aesthetic reasons and explain why he believes these are vital for the human spirit and creativity.
£26.50 (Under 16s: £20) (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 17 October 2pm
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 20 October 7.30pm
The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show
The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his one man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes.
£15
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190. www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 20 October 7.30pm
English Touring Opera presents
Dardanus
ETO is proud to present the first performance in the UK of the 1744 version of Dardanus, Rameau's undoubted masterpiece.
£28-£37 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190. www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 21 October 4pm
English Touring Opera presents
Guilio Cesare Part 1: The Death of Pompey
Having defeated his rival Pompey, can Caesar now survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra?
£28-£37 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190. www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 21 October 8pm
English Touring Opera presents
Guilio Cesare Part 2: Cleopatra's Needle
The Battle for the Kingdom of the Nile reaches a crisis, as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead, and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother.
£28-£37 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190. www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 22 October 7.30pm
Jimeoin – Ridiculous
Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including 'Live at the Apollo', 'Sunday Night at the Palladium', 'John Bishop Show', CH4's O2 Comedy Gala' and the 'Royal Variety Performance'.
£19
Pavilion Arts Centre
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 23 October 10am to 10.45am
Mini Beast Dancing Parade (for ages 2 to 5)
Roar, stomp, dance and shout your way through this party parade. To monstrous music become a beautiful butterfly, a secretive spider or even a wiggly worm. Enter this weirdly wonderful world and transform into a mini-beast.
£5
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October 7.30pm (Matinee: Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm)
The Award Winning Musical
Hairspray
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Buxton with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!
£26-£42 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 24 October 9.30am to 10.30am (for ages 2 to 5), 11am to 12 noon (for ages 6 to 12)
Bog Monsters and Crazy Creatures
Do you want to own a crazy bog monster of your own? You do? Then this is your chance to get stuck in and get messy creating your very own crazy creature, alien, fairy, or some other weird but wonderful creation.
£5
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 25 October 10am to 12 noon
Clowning Workshop (for ages 8 to 12)
Do you enjoy playing the fool and clowning around? If so, here is a workshop especially for you! Explore and enjoy the techniques of some of the all-time comedy greats such as Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd and Mr Bean. Come along to learn the tricks of the trade, create comic characters, sequences and scenes and perform your very own slap-stick sketch in front of your family and friends.
£10
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 26 October 6pm
The Little Mix Experience
With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show packed with all of Little Mix's greatest hits and suitable for all ages!
£15
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 27 October 7.30pm
Joe Longthorne
TV and recording star Joe Longthorne returns to Buxton, joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist.
£25
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 29 October 7.30pm
Austentatious – The Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country's quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new 'lost' Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
£15 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 31 October 7.30pm
Phoenix Dance Theatre
The UK's longest standing contemporary dance company outside of London presents a mixed programme for 2017.
£16 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm
Midge Ure, The Christians & Altered Images featuring Claire Grogan
Three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour. £30.50-£33.50 (Discounts available) Buxton Opera House To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm Buxton Adventure Festival presents The Adventure Syndicate – Lee Craigie & Emily Chapell This collective of extraordinary cyclists happen to be women and aim to challenge what others think they are capable of. They are also passionate about sharing adventures and inspiring other people to set out on their own.
£17.50 (Discounts available) Pavilion Arts Centre To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm
The Elvis Years
Celebrating 10 years on the road this year, The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of 'the king of rock and roll'.
£23-£25.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 3 November 1pm
Coffee Concert
Louko Piano Trio
Formed in September 2015 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Louko Piano Trio have gone on to win the Hirsch Prize for outstanding performance of a work by Beethoven and the Nossek Prize for the best performance of a piece from the Romantic period.

£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 3 November 7.30pm
Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show
Featuring five tributes to five legends in one evening, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison, this is the show you've all been waiting for!
£20.50-£22.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 3 November 8pm
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club
More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 4 November 7.30pm
A Country Night in Nashville
Starring Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes
Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present.
£28 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 4 November 7.30pm
The Vaudevillians Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales
RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon comes to Buxton with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
£16.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Sunday 5 November 11am
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 5 November 1pm
Jazz at the Arts Centre
Back for another afternoon of traditional jazz favourites with a peppering of Dixieland, the popular North West jazz sextet will be delighting audiences in this lunchtime concert.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 6 November 7.30pm
Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis
Jason is hitting the road once again, only this time, it's a tour with a twist! He is headed to for Buxton for an intimate gig in a unique opportunity to see him like you've never seen him before.
£28
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 6 November 7.30pm
The Book of Darkness & Light
Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night. Join the Storyteller and the Musician for an evening of spine-tingling tales and haunting live music. Three ghostly stories to delight and horrify, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the violin.
£15 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 7 November 2pm
Back Stage Pass
Take a look behind the scenes at one of the country's finest examples of a Frank Matcham theatre. In our new series of guided tours, discover the fascinating history of this iconic building, from its Edwardian beginning right up to the present day.
£10 per person
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 9 November 7.30pm
A Wild Night Out with Chris Packham and Paul Goldstein
Come and enjoy a charity evening of spectacular images and lively discussion, as these two extraordinarily talented photographers do their best to entertain an audience of wildlife fans. The evening will focus on conservation – both the success stories and the failures that drive them wild.
£22 (under 16s £11)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 10 November 7.30pm
Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band
What better way to celebrate our holiday season than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas. Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO and Wizzard.
£30-£33.50
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 10 November 7.30pm
Hans Rey – Riding Life
The former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and mountain bike adventurer Hans Rey will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide.
£19 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 11 November 7.30pm
The Floyd Effect – Towards the Dark Side (and Beyond) Tour
Performing the music of Pink Floyd as it was meant to be heard, The Floyd Effect takes you on a musical journey from Meddle to The Dark Side Of The Moon, through Wish You Were Here and The Wall to A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, and all the way to The Division Bell.
£18.50-£20 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 12 November 3pm
The Hunting of the Snark
All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.
£14.50 (Family tickets available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 November 7.30pm
Buxton Drama League presents
Bram Stoker's Dracula
In Whitby, two sisters dream of romance... A young solicitor is sent on a journey to meet his new client... In a London asylum, one of the inmates predicts the coming of his 'Master'... And in the east, an ancient evil prepares to leave his homeland in search of new prey...
£13-£15 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 19 November 7.30pm
Lulu - All About the Music
A singer, actress and businesswoman, it seems there is nothing Lulu cannot do. It was the 60s when she first burst with 'Shout' which made her name synonymous with rock and blues.
£39
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Monday 20 November 7.30pm
Summer of Love
Take a nostalgic musical journey to the summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation.
£22.50-£25 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 21 November 7.30pm
The Sensational 60s Experience
Returning by huge popular demand for one night only with a brand new production for 2017 - The Sensational 60s Experience features five legendary names in a must see show.
£31 (Groups 1 in 10 FREE)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm
Hazel O'Connor
Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O'Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash hit film Breaking Glass.
£25
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm
John Mayall in Concert
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title 'The Godfather of British Blues'.
£30.50-£33.50
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Thursday 23 November 7.30pm
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' classic ghost story is brought alive in this most traditional of productions, complete with beautiful period costume, song, dance and a magnificent, original musical score.
£14 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 24 November 12 noon
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
James Hamilton – Gainsborough a Portrait
In this exhilarating new biography – the first in decades – James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 24 November 2pm
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
John Higgs – Watling Street
John Higgs takes a journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 24 November 7.30pm
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Tony Robinson – No Cunning Plan
In what promises to be a hugely entertaining evening, Tony talks about his colourful life, from appearing in the original production of Oliver!, to acting opposite John Wayne, to being a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party, to receiving a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2013.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 25 November 10am
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Vince Cable – Open Arms
An explosive thriller firmly set in the post-Brexit world, Open Arms circles from Whitehall to the slums of Mumbai in a sweeping tale combining unrivalled political detail with international intrigue, desire, and the quest for power.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Saturday 25 November 12 noon
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Timothy Bentinck in conversation with Mike Neary
One of Britain's most recognisable voices, Timothy Bentinck has played the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4's The Archers since 1982. He is also the Earl of Portland and the voice of 'Mind The Gap' on the Piccadilly Line.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 25 November 2pm
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Alison Weir – Queens of the Conquest
The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. Alison strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 25 November 4pm
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Simon Heffer – The Age of Decadence 1880 to 1914
During the three decades leading up to the First World War, life in Britain changed beyond all recognition and politics stopped being a parlour game played by a handful of aristocrats, and became dominated by mass movements calling for dramatic social change.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 25 November 7.30pm
Buxton International Festival Book Weekend
Jeremy Vine - What I Learnt: What My Listeners Say – and Why We Should Take Notice
Punctuated by vivid anecdotes and laugh-out-loud moments, Jeremy Vine explains what it's like to hit a button and hear – totally unvarnished and unspun – the voices of so-called ordinary people. And why they are not so ordinary after all.
£10.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Saturday 25 November 7.30pm
Steve Steinman's Vampires Rock - Ghost Train
Steve Steinman has ramped up the vamp in this spectacular sequel to the phenomenally successful Vampires Rock.
£27.50-£29.50 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 26 November 7.30pm
Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents
Romeo and Juliet
Join us for an unforgettable journey as Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with Romeo and Juliet.
£25-£36 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 1 December 8pm
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club
More stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 2 December 7.30pm
A Christmas Spectacular of Brass and Comedy
With the Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Norman Prince
Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment to get you singing and laughing towards Christmas.
£18-£20 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 2 December 7.30pm
Ricky Ross – Short Stories Vol. 1
Legendary Deacon Blue frontman and founding member will showcase his brand new album, as well as performing songs from his extensive catalogue from Deacon Blue and beyond.
£29.50
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 3 December 1pm
Jazz at the Arts Centre
Andy Powell
Jazz at the Arts Centre favourite Andy Powell returns with his fabulous 7-piece band for an afternoon of swing, big band and Great American Songbook classics.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Tuesday 5 December 7.30pm
Mark Thomas – A Show that Gambles on the Future
Mark sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.
£18.50 (Students £14.50)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Wednesday 6 December 7.30pm
Buxton Adventure Festival presents
Nicky Spinks & Aleks Kashefi Mofrad
In 2006, Nicky was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since 2016 when she celebrated 10 years of being cancer free, this legendary long-distance runner has set numerous world records and won some of the most gruelling ultra-marathons in Europe.
£17.50 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 8 December 1pm
Coffee Concert
Yuan Gong (violin) & Feng Ran (piano)
Both Yuan Gong and Feng Ran hail from China and met at the Royal Northern College of Music where they now both study. Gong's brash and energetic comedy style made her the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award for stand-up. Feng Ran has attended and performed in some of the most prestigious concerts and festivals in Europe.
£7 in advance, £10 on the door
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 9 December 7.30pm
The Houghton Weavers Christmas Concert
The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk for over 40 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they always 'Keep Folk Smiling'.
£19 (Discounts available)
Pavilion Arts Centre
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Saturday 9 December to Sunday 31 December 2017
CTP Pantomimes and Buxton Opera House presents
Sleeping Beauty
There's ice cream, jelly and cupcakes for everyone at Princess Beauty's baby-naming. Everyone - that is - but the exceptionally grumpy bad fairy who's been left off the invitation list (oops!).
£19.50-£23 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Friday 15 December 7.30pm
Jason Manford – Work in Progress
Jason Manford is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter.
£17.50
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 31 December 9.30pm
Dinner: 6.15pm (Service: 6.45pm)
The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presents
New Year's Eve Gala Concert
The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra return for a fun packed evening to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with style. Bring along your party poppers and streamers and join in the fun!
£21-£40 (Concert only)
Dinner: £45
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

Sunday 4 February 7.30pm
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production
La Traviata
A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi's outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.
£36.50-£40 (Discounts available)
Buxton Opera House
To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

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Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum located on High Street, Ilkeston; with exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the Erewash Borough.

Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

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