Category: Events


Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the recent UK tour, the smash hit production of Hairspray will embark on a further major tour visiting Buxton Opera House from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October. The big, bold and beautiful production of this much loved musical comedy will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. Star casting will be announced in due course.

Christmas at Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre

It’s now officially time to talk about the ‘C word’ over in Buxton, where there’s a stunning array of events on the agenda to make your festivities extra sparkly this year. Of course Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the annual traditional family pantomime and what better place to watch it than the fairy-tale setting of Buxton Opera House.


Buxton Festival Fringe celebrated being open for entries for 2017 at a party featuring Derbyshire Village Carols at the Green Man Gallery on December 3rd. The party had a festive feel as Kaleidoscope choir leader Carol Bowns helped by the Green Man’s Caroline Small organised an afternoon rehearsal followed by group singing at the party in the evening. Fringe Chair Keith Savage was pleased to announce that the Fringe has already received the first of what are sure to be many entries with the news that Keith Large is returning to the Fringe with his show "The Carrot Nappers".



Derby LIVE is pleased to offer relaxed, BSL sign interpreted, BSL shadow interpreted, captioned and audio described performances of the all-star family pantomime Cinderella at Derby Arena as well as Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates at the Guildhall Theatre.

Local Runners Join Unique East Midlands Airport Event

More than 2,600 people from across the East Midlands joined a unique family sports event around East Midlands Airport on Sunday November 27 to raise money for CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families.

Opening Night Plans for Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink and Market Hall Winter Wonderland

The Cathedral Quarter 3aaa ice rink will officially open on Thursday December 1 with the magic from the nearby Market Hall’s Winter Wonderland, produced by Furthest From the Sea, adding extra festive flavour to the evening.

The launch event will begin with characters from the Market Hall Winter Wonderland taking to the ice between 4pm and 5pm whilst there will be musical entertainment under the Guildhall arches by Newhall Brass Band during the afternoon and early evening courtesy of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

Derby College Furry Residents To Star In Nativity Play

A wide range of large and small animals who are cared for by students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall will take centre stage in a live nativity performance on Sunday December 11.

Alpacas, donkeys, sheep, goats, ferrets, rabbits and even chickens will help tell the nativity story alongside Animal Care learners who will narrate and play the lead characters. The performance will be staged at 12 noon as part of the Animal Care Unit open day at Broomfield Hall.


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