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Unique theatre breaks to inspire you at the Old Hall Hotel
The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton is situated just two minutes walk from Buxton Opera House, one of Britain’s leading theatres showing approximately 450 performances each year. Buxton Opera House is one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre designs, dating back to the Edwardian era and was lovingly restored in 2001. It now boasts a wide range of shows, from dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera each year.
The theatre is a major draw for guests coming and staying in Buxton, particularly at the Old Hall hotel, and we offer pre and post theatre evening meals as well as interval drinks in the bar. We highly recommend booking pre and post theatre dining options well in advance as it is a popular choice.
As well as the packed show programme Buxton Opera House is also home to the prestigious Buxton Festival, The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival and The Four-Four-Time Festival of Live Music. Take a look at our special theatre breaks
During July each year Buxton host a crowd of opera, music and literature lovers from all over the country. Consisting of morning literary series, afternoon concerts, rare opera and unique cultural experiences, it attracts big names and large audiences.
Buxton Festival Fringe
Running alongside the Buxton Festival each year, the Fringe offers a variety of arts and entertainment including theatre, music, film, exhibitions, poetry, comedy, jazz, children’s events and street entertainment. With over 300 events it’s one of the largest Fringe Festivals in England.
Four Four Time Festival
Every February, the Four-Four Time Festival presents live music of the very best rock, pop, folk, blues and jazz from around the world. It’s grown considerably since it was launched in 2003 and features world class artists.
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
Every August in Buxton the town welcomes professional and non-professional performers from across the UK and the world competing to win the acclaim of respected adjudicators.
Find out more by visiting the Buxton Opera House website