Buxton: Opera House

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Derbyshire
City: Buxton
Location: Water Street

Built 1903 by Frank Matcham. 1928 alterations. Later used as a cinema. 1979 major renovation, with restoration of one of the few remaining gas theatre lighting and heating systems. Currently again used as a theatre for opera, drama, dance performances and concerts. Also used by the annual "Buxton Opera Festival" (since 1979) and the "International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival" (since 1994). 937 seats.

Links: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk, Theatres Trust, Wikipedia

[Buxton: Opera House] Front Text: "The Opera House, Buxton"; inscription on building: "Opera House"; signs from left to right: "Gardens", "Upper Circle", "Dress Circle and Stalls", "Private Boxes"
Publisher: Valentines Series; 06352 J.V.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Earl Shilton to Burlow-on-Trent, 1906

[Buxton: Opera House] Front Text: "Opera House and Pavilion Gardens entrance, Buxton"
Publisher: E. T. W. Dennis & Sons, Scarborough; B.3435L
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Buxton: Opera House] Front Text: "Buxton"
Reverse Text: "The Opera House"
Publisher: Millstone Cards; PKD 122
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Buxton: Opera House] Reverse Text: "Buxton Opera House view of Foyer showing plaque recording the visit of Lilian Bayliss in 1937 and underneath the plaque commemorating the re-opening by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire in 1978."
Publisher: Photo Precision, St. Ives, Huntingdon; R76847
Size: Classic
Type: Divided Back
Not sent.

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