For schools, colleges and teachers

We operate an exciting programme of activities for schools, colleges and universities and can offer support to make sure your group gets the most out of their theatre visit.


We can arrange tours of the theatre to give students a glimpse behind the scenes of a busy working theatre and learn the history of this fascinating building designed by the celebrated theatre architect Frank Matcham. Alongside the tours we also offer workshops based on either the history of the Opera House or current productions - this allows the young people to get the most out of their visit to us. The tour lasts 30 minutes and the workshop lasts 45 minutes, we can arrange these for mornings or afternoons. Please note that our availability is subject to the various productions and festivals we have in the Opera House. 
We can offer bespoke workshops delivered for all key stages, from primary to A Level, plus FE and HE. If there's something special in your English, Drama or Dance curriculum where a specially-designed workshop would help get behind the text and bring it to life for your students. 

Education Packs

If your school, college or university has booked to see one of our shows, please check the event listing for that show to see if there’s an education pack to enhance your visit.

Work Experience
Thank you for your interest in work experience at Buxton Opera House. We are currently not able to offer work experience for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications will re-open in 2023.