Creating opportunities for all

At Buxton Opera House, we want to give everybody the opportunity to experience truly magical theatre and to be able to access cultural experiences and training opportunities. As Derbyshire's only largescale cultural venue for the performing arts, we’re proud to serve the communities of Buxton, the High Peak, Derbyshire and beyond. We reach schools and communities in remote villages and areas, where many residents face economic deprivation and few opportunities to engage in cultural opportunities.

Our aim is to be a vibrant hub for access, education and community engagement, delivering projects which build social cohesion and offer tangible volunteering, training and job creation opportunities.

Please help us to continue to offer a welcoming space that engages and inspires participants  ensures access for all and makes a real difference to people’s lives.

“ This is a perfect space for my daughter to shine and it helps her mental health massively ”


In our 120th anniversary year we want to ensure there are no financial or geographic barriers preventing anyone from participating in our activities. Please support us today and with your help we can offer a Buxton Opera House experience to everyone in our community.

How you can make a difference

£10 will enable young person from a local Special Educational Needs school to attend our relaxed pantomime performance

£50 will support travel costs for young people from isolated villages to access Opera House activities

£85 will support a bursary for a young person, ensuring they can attend our Young Company for free for a full term

£100 will allow us to run a choir session in a local community – reducing rural isolation and ensuring our work is easily available to all

£250 will pay for an all-day education workshop at the Opera House for a local school

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