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Our hotel has a personal connection with the Buxton Opera House as one of the original partners of the hotel, Margaret Millican, was largely responsible for securing the funding that enabled the Opera House to re-open in 1978.  As it's chairman for 26 years she was crucial in gaining it's recognition as a significant arts venue as well as seeing though the major restoration work that makes it today one of the most beautiful theatres in the UK.

Today 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 Peak District hills host a friendly crowd of opera, music and literature lovers from all over the country during July’s Buxton Festival.

A morning literary series, afternoon concerts and rarely-performed opera in the evening offer a rich and unique cultural experience, attracting big names and a faithful audience to an historic and beautiful setting.


During the peak months we offer pre booked Pre Theatre Dinners.  Dine in our beautiful Conservatory and then stroll the 400 metres down the road to the Opera House.

Why not save your dessert for after the show and enjoy with a nightcap on your return to the hotel?


Presenting around 450 performances each year the Buxton Opera house is one of the most varied and popular in the country.

The Opera House is less than 400 metres away from the Hotel  - Just a short stroll down the road.  

We offer pre and post theatre dinners during the peak season - Call 01298 23002 for more information