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The Kite Runner

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There is a way to be good again”

Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Buxton.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Giles Croft
Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

Ages 14 & over only

“The best page-to-stage show since War Horse…. a spellbinding production”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stage

“The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon...”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Express

“Director Giles Croft delivers a coup….. an enthralling tale beautifully told”


“The Kite Runner soars….Very moving - you would have to be made of stone not to be deeply affected…”


“An unexpected delight…a charmer as well as heartbreaking”

Mark Shenton, LondonTheatre

“Just the ticket!”

★ ★ ★ ★ Metro

“A wonderful night in the theatre”

Live Theatre UK

“An Afghan epic to remember”

★ ★ ★ ★ Libby Purves

Theatre package at the Old Hall Hotel

Enjoy a 2-course meal, theatre tickets and overnight stay at the Old Hall Hotel. 

The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton is offering a special theatre package for each of the evening performances from just £159.00 for two guests. The Kite Runner Theatre Package includes:

  • A 2-course dinner (starter and main course) at the Old Hall
  • Two Dress Circle tickets to an evening performance of The Kite Runner
  • Overnight accommodation in a standard double room
  • Full English breakfast the next morning

For more information about the theatre package click here. This link will take you away from the Buxton Opera House website.

Pre-show dining in the Pavilion Gardens Restaurant
Please reserve your dining when you buy your theatre tickets. We don't take any payment for your meal, the Pavilion Gardens team will contact you to confirm your reservation. To download a sample menu please click here.

  • Duration: 2hr 35mins (includes interval)
  • Age Guidance: Ages 14 & over only
  • Price: £20-£30



Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £2 off (not Dress Circle)