Food & drink

Theatre Bars

The Opera House has a number of bars serving a wide range of drinks and snacks pre-show and during intervals. The Dress Circle Bar opens 45 minutes before a performance so you can relax and enjoy a drink in the sumptuous surroundings of Frank Matcham’s exquisite theatre. 

Quality tea and coffee can also be bought from all our bars and we pride ourselves in only serving hot drinks that are certified fair trade. If you’re looking for something a little colder, delicious ice creams can be bought from all levels of the theatre during the intervals.

We accept card and cash payments in all the bars. 

We care about the environment - all plastic glasses, cups and lids are compostable or biodegradable. 

Should you wish to make your time with us that bit more special, The Devonshire Lounge is now open. For just £15 per person you will have exclusive access to the lounge one hour before the performance and during the interval, as well as a welcome drink, cloakroom facilities and the opportunity to pre-order interval drinks. The lounge can also be hired for groups and special events - for more information call our Box Office on 01298 72190.

Picnic and Prosecco Boxes

Enhance your visit to our beautiful theatre during Buxton International Festival and/or Gilbert and Sullivan Festival with an afternoon tea of delicious, homemade treats, accompanied by a glass of Prosecco or Pimms – the perfect addition to your experience.

Click here to see the full menu for the meat selection box and here for the vegetarian option.

The refreshments are made freshly to order by a local caterer, so must be pre-ordered via Box Office 48 hours prior to a performance on 01298 72190. 

Find out more

We hope you enjoy your visit to Buxton. For more information about where to eat or drink in town go to the Visit Buxton website. Alternatively you can pick up a copy of the Buxton Town Guide from the Tourist Information Centre at the Pump Room near the Crescent.