Birmingham Stage Company

Buxton Opera House


Buxton Opera House


Water Street,
SK17 6XN

Box Office: 01298 72190


By Car

Buxton is easy to reach from the A6, A515 and A53. The theatre is well sign-posted once you reach the town centre.

If you are using a Sat Nav to help you get to Buxton, please use the postcode SK17 6XN for Buxton Opera House and SK17 6BE for the Pavilion Arts Centre.

Buxton Opera House
Water Street
SK17 6XN

Pavilion Arts Centre
St John's Road
SK17 6BE

Box Office: 01298 72190


There is free parking after 6pm in the car park behind Pavilion Gardens, a short walk from both venues (Please note: the covered area of the car park closes at 6pm). There is also free on-street car parking after 6pm close to the theatre, but please make sure that you avoid the Residents Parking Scheme areas.

There is additional evening and weekend parking (excl 28 Sept, 3 and 16 Nov) at St. Thomas More School, Palace Fields, Buxton SK17 6AF – please leave some money in the honesty Box!

By Rail

A train service is available from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Buxton. For further information on all available services and connections call 03457 48 49 50.


Registered Disabled customers are eligible for discounts on many performances, please see the information about each show.

The Opera House:

The Opera House is an Edwardian building and only partially accessible to wheelchair users. The wheelchair entrance is 72cms at its narrowest point. We have three wheelchair spaces in the Stalls at ground floor level, and a specially adapted toilet. Unfortunately the Stalls bar is not accesible by wheelchair, but a member of staff will gladly bring refreshments to your seat.

The Opera House Foyer and Box Office counter are not wheelchair accessible, but there is now wheelchair access to the side Box Office door (in Water St), with an intercom system to alert staff. The Dress Circle and Upper Circle levels are not wheelchair accessible and can only be reached by climbing the stairs. The building is not accessible by motorised scooter.

Pavilion Arts Centre:

All parts of the Pavilion Arts Centre (and both St John’s Rd entrances) are accessible by wheelchair, apart from the Main Room balcony.

Companion tickets:

In both venues your safety is paramount. In an emergency, if you would have difficulty making your way out of the building on your own, we strongly advise that you bring a companion.

Hearing Impairment:

We have passive infra-red (PIR) systems in both the Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre for people with hearing impairments. This works through a special headset rather than your hearing aid, and is available from the theatre. Please reserve one when you book your tickets (a £10 cash deposit on the night is required). There is also an induction loop system at both Box Offices.

Marketing in other formats:

Audio & Braille copies of the Opera House/Arts Centre brochure are available on request. Please contact the Marketing Department on: 01298 72050.

Assistance Dogs:

Assistance dogs are welcome.

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