Buxton Opera House needs you!

8 August 2017

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is out to defend their Award for the ‘Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands’.

For two years running, Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre has beaten off heavy competition from over 200 other worthy rivals theatres to win the East Midlands Most Welcoming Theatre Award. Now looking for a chance at winning for the third year in a row Buxton Opera House needs you to help. If you enjoy a friendly chat with our staff, or being entertained at our performances this is the time to show it!  

The award is your way of celebrating your local theatre and how it is an important part of the community. It’s not just a chance to raise the profile of the theatre but the town as well! To win the awards is a great honour, as UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to celebrate outstanding achievement in Theatre. The UK Theatre Awards are supported by Smooth Radio, White Light, Theatre Tokens, John Good and Harbottle & Lewis.

Julian Bird, Chief Executive, UK Theatre, said: 

Most Welcoming Theatre is a chance for audiences to celebrate their local theatre and for venues to shout about the incredible work they are doing day in day out. Theatres are the backbone of communities across the country and this campaign highlights the vital work they do

This year there are more than 175 venues across the country to take part. The 12 regional and national winners of the vote will be announced on 29 September before the overall winner is announced at the UK Theatre Awards which takes place at London Guildhall on Sunday 15 October.   

The UK Theatre Awards winners of the regional Most Welcoming Theatre Award is decided via an online public vote, which opens on Wednesday 9 August, and runs until Tuesday 19 September. It couldn’t be easier to cast your vote, just go to

For more information on the UK Theatre Awards and to book tickets visit