BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Buxton Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham in grand Edwardian style, was completed in 1905, but just over twenty years later it was converted into a cinema. Following a period when it had fallen into disuse, it was lovingly restored in 1979, and re-opened as an opera house. In the same year the Buxton International Festival of Music and Arts was born, which has developed into one of this countryís largest opera-based festivals. At the side of the Opera House is the Conservatory, housing native and tropical plants.
Buxton Opera House was further restored in 2001, and is now one of Britainís leading receiving theatres. It presents around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, childrenís 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 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival and The Four-Four-Time Festival of Live Music.
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BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
An exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre. It is one of Britain's finest Opera Houses. For further details visit the website at: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.
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Visitors arriving in Buxton for the first time from the bleak moorlands cannot be blamed for pinching themselves in some disbelief as they emerge into a town with fine parks and grand old buildings.
At well over 1,000 feet above sea level Buxton is the highest town in England for its size. Close by is the highest village in England at Flash; the highest railway station at Dove Holes; the second highest public house, the Cat and Fiddle.
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