Buxton Opera House


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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, it is with great sadness we announce that Buxton Opera House will not be able to present its much loved family pantomime this year, and Aladdin will therefore be postponed until Christmas 2021.

There is as yet no Government directive as to when Buxton Opera House and other similar venues can safely reopen. The annual pantomime is a large investment and is only cost effective if we perform to our usual enthusiastic and large audiences. We are working on measures that will ensure a safe welcome back for our much valued customers and will open the Opera House as soon as we can.

Meanwhile, current ticket holders for Aladdin will be contacted in due course to transfer their tickets to an equivalent performance in 2021. We politely ask bookers to refrain from contacting us by phone, but wait to be contacted by our Box Office team.

We are looking forward to a truly spectacular 2021 Christmas production when Aladdin will take you on his magical carpet ride to amazing adventures. The latest information on all future productions will be found on our website.

Please consider supporting Buxton Opera House through these very challenging times. Your donations and support are vital and will help to secure the future of the Opera House.

Life in far-off Peking is tough for Aladdin and his poor old mum Widow Twankey. They're always just a prawn cracker away from poverty until Aladdin finds an ancient lamp with magic powers. What follows is a rip-roaring adventure that takes our hero from rags to riches and back again, on a rollercoaster ride of fun and laughter.

With glittering stage sets, colourful dance routines and unforgettable comedy moments, Aladdin at Buxton Opera House is the ultimate Christmas panto treat.

Relaxed performance:
Wed 16 Dec 2020 at 5.30pm

BSL interpreted performance:
Mon 28 Dec 2020 at 5.30pm

Reviews of Cinderella 2019

“It’s the perfect family show ... you will all leave with a huge grin on your faces and a warm glow in your hearts”


“Without any doubt this has to be the best panto I have seen for many years anywhere”

Explore Buxton

“ For the past 21 years I’ve been coming back to the annual festive fixture at the beautiful Buxton Opera House, and that’s because I think it’s one of the best around and genuinely always has me in stitches ”

North West End

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 2hr 20mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £20.50-£25



Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children under 16: £2 off
School & Children’s Groups of 10 or more: £11 (one adult free per ten children)
Adult Groups of 10 or more: £17
Children 2 or under: £2.50 (on parent’s knee)
Babies under 12 months: Free (on parent’s knee)
Relaxed performance (Wed 16 Dec, 5.30pm): £10 (one essential companion FREE)