Public booking is open for Buxton International Festival
It's a huge pleasure to be able to offer a wide-ranging programme of opera, music and books once again and we look forward to welcoming you to venues across Buxton in July.
The response to our first wave of booking has been fantastic, which means that many events now have limited availability. While we hope that restrictions will be eased in June, we recommend booking early to reserve your seats. You can find the full programme on our website. There will be one more exciting author event, which will be announced very soon and we'll be sharing this with our newsletter subscribers first so keep an eye on your inbox!
A Little Night Music
Open your heart to A Little Night Music. In this bittersweet tale of romantic possibility, Stephen Sondheim brings his trademark wit and talent to intertwine opera with musical comedy.
This is the very first joint production between Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival, and the performance on Thursday 8th July will celebrate the re-opening of the Opera House after a long lockdown.
Many of the operas now have limited seats, particularly in the stalls and dress circle. The performances below have the best availability at this time:
- The Dancing Master - Friday 9th July, Thursday 22nd July.
- Cendrillon - Saturday 24th July.
- Dido's Ghost - Sunday 11th July, Wednesday 14th July.
- Acis and Galatea - Sunday 18th July (evening and matinee), Tuesday 20th July (matinee).
- The Enchanted Pig - Saturday 10th July, Saturday 17th July.
The Festival’s book programme boasts some of the most exciting new publications of 2021 with guest speakers from radio and television, including broadcaster Andrew Marr, archeologist Neil Oliver and bestselling author James Rebanks.
Add a little music to your summer and treat yourself to a concert in one of our stunning venues.
For foot-tapping fun, join us for Strictly Musical, an unforgettable night of song and music from the maestros of musical theatre performed by the stars from the cast of A Little Night Music and the BIF Company.
There's also an opportunity to hear the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra perform together with acclaimed violinist Jennifer Pike in the magnificent Octagon.