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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.

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.
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, please get in touch.

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 not currently accepting any new applications for 2017. Please check our social media for future updates. Our Work Experience programme is very popular and we receive a high number of applications throughout the year. We are often limited to taking one placement student at a time so we would recommend you apply early in order to avoid disappointment.

Our Work Experience programme offers placement students an insight into the everyday operations of a professional theatre. Subject to availability and the programming schedule, you will be given the chance to work with our Backstage, Marketing, Front of House, Programming, Box Office, Maintenance and Learning and Participation teams.

Due to the high level of applications we receive each year, we are only able to reply to successful applicants. If you don't hear from us within four weeks of you submitting your application, please assume that we are unable to accommodate your request.

Arts Award
If you are aged between 11 and 25 years and want to develop yourself as either an artist or arts leader, then Arts Award may be just the thing for you. As a professional theatre organisation, we can assist you in achieving the various aspects of your Arts Award which is nationally recognised and administered by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall.

To find out more, contact our Learning & Participation department or visit the Arts Award website.

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