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Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre is a registered charity and in 2012/13 cost well over £1 million to run. Our running costs are met by the following income:

  • 25% from tickets sales
  • 15% from hire of the theatre
  • 6% from grants
  • 11% from bar, programme and merchandise sales
  • 16% from service charges to visiting companies
  • 12% from donations and other fundraising
  • 15% 'in kind' from the unstinting support of more than 200 unpaid volunteers who act as ushers, selling programmes, taking tickets and operating the bars throughout the year.

Buxton Opera House must meet the challenge of finding these funds and matching this level of volunteer support year on year. We are lucky enough to enjoy the support of many businesses, individuals and funding partners all of whom help us attain this goal but raising funds remains a constant challenge. There are many ways you can help keep this beautiful and vibrant theatre alive...

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UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016

Voting is now open for the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre. To vote, visit the UK Theatre website.

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Our Fundraising Groups

Fundraising is hugely important to the upkeep and maintenance of this wonderful Edwardian theatre. We have two seperate groups of commited v...

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Giant Cash Bonanza Lottery

Sign up to play the Giant Cash Bonanza Lottery and help raise funds for various good causes including the Buxton Opera House & Pavilion ...

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Over 550 people currently make a regular donation by standing order or cheque payment. Currently regular donations total around £40,000 and ...

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Our Business Supporters

We value the support of our business partners who contribute to the maintenance of the building and ongoing development of our programme. Wh...

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If you would like to make new friends, learn new skills and contribute to the life of the wonderful theatre why not join Buxton Opera House ...

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