CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Derbyshire Life today CLICK HERE

Buxton Opera House crowned ‘Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands’

PUBLISHED: 10:29 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:29 27 October 2016

Buxton Opera House collects the award for 'Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands' Photo Pamela Raith

Buxton Opera House collects the award for 'Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands' Photo Pamela Raith

Pamela Raith

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Art Centre was one of more than 200 theatres that took part and one of just twelve regional theatres to win the coveted title

Buxton Opera HouseBuxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre has won this year’s award for the Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands. Over 200 theatres took part in the awards, run in association with Smooth Radio, while the 12 regional winners attended the UK Theatre Awards at London’s historic Guildhall on 9th October, where the overall winner – The Mill at Sonning – was announced.

Emma Oaks, Head of Marketing and Audiences at the Opera House, said: ‘We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. Buxton Opera House has a 113-year tradition of warmly welcoming people through its doors. This accolade, for the second year in a row, is a wonderful tribute to all the staff and 190 volunteers who have given an unmatched level of customer service... At the theatre’s heart is a community spirit that makes it all possible.’

Jenny Mather, Buxton Opera House Press & Business Development Officer, said ‘the awards put the theatre on the national stage and such exposure could only be beneficial for Buxton.’

She added: ‘This also got customers involved by encouraging them to think about what the theatre means to them. The theatre is a wonderful example of how a community can join together for the good of everybody. For us it is all about serving the public and encouraging them to feel at home in their local theatre.’

The local community came out in droves to vote for the High Peak theatreThe local community came out in droves to vote for the High Peak theatre

The Opera House was designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham (1854-1920) and has been described as his most perfect theatre from all of those he designed, with an exquisite mix of Louis XVI and Art Nouveau décor, perfect proportions and, for its time, ground-breaking design and technology.

For more information visit buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Derbyshire Life and Countryside visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Derbyshire Life and Countryside staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Derbyshire Life and Countryside account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Andrew Griffiths meets Jim Dixon, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Peak District National Park.

Read more

This walk offers a dance with the Dove and a meander by the Manifold, whilst along the way passing a church, castle remains, country houses and a hollow way

Read more

With winter on the horizon, trees glow with colour, migratory birds arrive and house spiders set off in search of a mate

Read more

Ann Hodgkin investigates a case of the sincerest form of flattery… or industrial espionage!

Read more

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s vision is of landscapes rich in wildlife, valued by everyone. They will achieve this 
by pursuing their mission of creating Living Landscapes. Here Julia Gow, the White Peak Reserve Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust tells us about the reserve above the River Wye

Read more

Nigel Powlson visits Sudbury where a shopping courtyard is attracting even more visitors to this quintessential English village

Read more

If you’re walking in the Peak District, the chances are that you could encounter a reservoir at some point during your ramble. There are dozens of resevoirs dotted around all corners of the national park, we pick some of our favourite walks from our archive.

Read more
Peak District

A five-year Heritage Lottery-funded scheme, launched in 2010, was designed to encourage the restoration and conservation of the distinctive landscape character of a large area of north-east Derbyshire.

Read more

Enjoy the wonder of woodland in our glorious Derwent Valley on this park and ride special.

Read more

Paul Hobson reveals some of the fascinating wildlife there is to be found in this month of transition

Read more

From far away constellations to gas clouds, our night skies are bursting with natural wonders – if you know where to look... Viv Micklefield goes stargazing in Derbyshire

Read more

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust works across six Living Landscapes with 46 nature reserves to ensure there is wildlife and wild places for everyone. Reserve officer Sam Willis tells us about one of his favourite places – Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve

Read more

A multi-million pound makeover attracts more leading brands to one of the UK’s biggest shopping destinations

Read more

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe or buy a mag today

Topics of Interest


Local Business Directory


Property Search