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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.

Tours
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. 
 
Workshops
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. 

We are currently offering free taster workshops to all schools/colleges (dependant on driving time distance) - all we ask is that you have an adequate space for us to deliver the workshops at your school/college. Please get in touch to find out more or to book your free workshops. This offer is only available until April 2019 so please book soon to avoid missing out on this opportunity. 

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. Our work experience programme is very popular and we receive a high number of applications throughout the year. Unfortunately, we have reached our capacity for the 2018/19 academic year. 

Find out more:
Our friendly team are always happy to answer any additional questions you may have, please call: 01298 72050.