New spring season for opera house

The new spring season at Buxton Opera House features great visiting shows, along with some exciting productions of their own.

Featuring talented local young performers, the hugely popular musical Chicago will be staged with chief executive Paul Kerryson at the helm as director.  

Anyone aged 16-30 will be able to get involved with the ‘razzle dazzle’ and information about auditions is available online.

And 2020 will be a year of collaborations for Buxton Opera House as it joins forces with Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, and Buxton International Festival on two separate productions.

In conjunction with Buxton International Festival they will be staging a performance of the West End and Broadway hit A Little Night Music. 

You can read about the venue’s collaboration with the Crescent Heritage Trust on page 21 of the print edition.

Among the household names coming to the opera house next year are the comedian, actor, and singer Rob Brydon, best-selling children’s author and celebrity David Walliams, former politician, turned TV presenter, Michael Portillo, comedian Jack Dee, Giles Brandreth, Jools Holland, Ed Byrne and Ross Noble.

Early in the new year you can see the Russian State Ballet of Siberia. 

They will be staging Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker an Swan Lake from January 2-3.

You can view the season’s brochure online at or go to for full details of all the shows.