Theatres & Venues
Theatres & Venues
There are some great theatres in Derbyshire and the Peak District area, so why not catch a show while enjoying a short break or holiday?
One of the most famous, architecturally delightful and enchanting theatres in the Peak District is the Buxton Opera House, in the beautiful historic spa town of Buxton. By day you can enjoy the sights and attractions of the town then finish off the day by taking in a show! With a busy programme of top shows touring the country, famous names in music and the very best of local talent, Buxton Opera House is always full of culture and entertainment. One of the busiest and most exciting times for opera, music and literary events is during Buxton Festival. Occurring this year from the 7th to 23rd July, there will be loads of fantastic events, such as the Macbeth, so make sure to take a look at what’s on! This is complimented by one of the country’s largest festival fringe with events happening literally all over town. If all this isn’t enough for you, there’s yet another theatre style venue backing on the Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre.
All good things come in pairs, and the busy market town of Chesterfield is also blessed with not one, but two theatres and venue spaces, the Winding Wheel, and Pomegranate Theatre. Like Buxton, the venues run busy programmes throughout the year.
There are a number of cute, independent cinemas in and around the area showing the latest blockbusters to independent films such as in Belper, Wirksworth and Marple to name a few, or for a big multiplex head to Chesterfield and Derby.
Operas, musicals, plays, music, stand-up comedy, children’s shows and pantomimes. You can find all kinds of performances and shows here in the Peak District and Derbyshire.