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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.

For details on the Buxton Opera House Back Stage Tours CLICK HERE

Buxton Festival

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 its 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. Its grown considerably since it was launched in 2003 and features world class artists.

Gilbert & Sullivan

The ever popular Gilbert & Sullivan Festival returned to Buxton this year for a week filled with music, fun and laughter. It is expected that the festival will run from Tuesday 4th – Sunday 9th August and feature three new productions of The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado. If you are looking for a fun and unique summer break, join us at The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton for a week you’ll never forget.

Find out more by visiting the Buxton Opera House Website