Support BOH

The long-awaited refurbishment of Buxton Opera House, made possible by a unique three-way partnership between High Peak Borough Council; fund raising by the Board of High Peak Theatre Trust (including a donation from the Linbury Trust); corporate sponsorship from Tilcon South; a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and funds raised by the Opera House’s own Millennium Appeal, is now completed.

Phase 1 of the building work lasted from October 1999 to July 2000, and saw the following areas repaired or restored: roof, canopy and exterior repaired and repainted, toilets refurbished, new disabled access and toilet, refurbished conservatory, remodelled forecourt and new offices.

Phase 2 of the theatre’s refurbishment was carried out from January to 5th May 2001. Apart from initial heating and ventilation installations, and the final work on repairing the exterior stonework and roof of the theatre, the main thrust of Phase 2 was the rewiring and restoration of the Matcham auditorium to its original 1903 glory. All the seating in the stalls, dress circle and upper circle have also been renewed. The cost of most of the Phase 2 work has been met through our Millennium Appeal with the cost of the new seating being met by a £70,000 National Lottery grant, awarded in October 2000, from the Arts Council of England.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Buxton Opera House can provide your company with a unique sponsorship opportunity from which we can both benefit and establish a relationship for the future.

The theatre needs to compete with and maintain our unique position amongst other venues within the region and provide a vibrant and dynamic cultural legacy for future generations in Buxton and the High Peak. We can offer a range of sponsorship packages for individual productions, a season of productions such as opera, drama or music or our Christmas Pantomime. You can also sponsor a project within our community and education programme. First time arts sponsors over £1,000 could increase the money received by the Opera House through the government’s Arts & Business Pairing Scheme.

Buxton Opera House can provide your company with a unique sponsorship opportunity from which we can both benefit and establish a relationship for the future.

The theatre needs to compete with and maintain our unique position amongst other venues within the region and provide a vibrant and dynamic cultural legacy for future generations in Buxton and the High Peak. We can offer a range of sponsorship packages for individual productions, a season of productions such as opera, drama or music or our Christmas Pantomime. You can also sponsor a project within our community and education programme. First time arts sponsors over £1,000 could increase the money received by the Opera House through the government’s Arts & Business Pairing Scheme.

Benefits include:

Accreditation on our season brochure and acknowledgement on leaflets and posters if sponsorship is given for a specific show.

Corporate entertaining and complimentary tickets – the chance to entertain your clients, guests or employees to a night at the theatre and entertain them in a unique setting with the cast of the show.

Media opportunities – with visiting companies and celebrities. Regular photo opportunities and press releases.

Exhibition space – a display stand within the theatre foyer on corporate entertainment nights and/or during the run of your sponsored event.

Discounted tickets for your staff and customers for several other productions during the year.

Invitations to special events.

Community and Education Projects

The programme of workshops in schools is the backbone of the Opera House’s work with young people. The importance of our education work is recognised by support from North West Arts Board and High Peak Borough Council and helps us build future theatre audiences amongst our young people.

Benefits include:

Accreditation in our Education Newsletters, which are sent to 2,500 schools and distributed to libraries, leisure centres, art galleries and museums throughout the area.

Accreditation in our season brochures (65,000 produced three times a year).

Complimentary tickets and corporate entertaining for a production.

Discounted tickets for staff and customers for several other productions during the year.

Invitation to special events.

Friends 

The Friends of the Opera House are committed to supporting the work of the theatre and to playing a part in it’s future. By joining you can not only support this historic theatre but enjoy great savings on your tickets with our Friends Matcham Card.

Benefits
· A Matcham Card which entitles you to ½ price tickets on first nights for some shows and discounts of at least 10% on most shows
· Mailing list membership and priority mailing
· Reservations held without payment until one week before the performance
· Free Friends Newsletter 3 times a year
· Friends offers and priority booking for special events

Levels
Premier Membership – £32
Up to 4 discounted tickets per show.

Individual Membership – £16
One discounted ticket per show.

Senior Membership – £11
One discounted ticket per show for those over 60. (Proof of eligibility is required when purchasing the Senior Membership.)

Donations
Help to secure the future of Buxton Opera House by making a donation. You can either make a regular donation by covenant or a single one-off donation. Your support will help us to continue providing quality year round entertainment and maintain valuable work such as our education programme.

For more information or details of how to set up a regular standing order email us at admin@buxtonopera.co.uk or call us on 01298 72050. Alternatively you can send a cheque (made payable to Buxton Opera House Appeal Account) to Andrew Aughton, Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton, SK17 6XN. Make your donation through the Gift Aid Scheme and the Opera House receives and extra 30% from the Inland Revenue.

Name a Seat
For just £150, you can have your name on one of the best seats in the house. For details contact Andrew Aughton at director.boh@virgin.net

Opera House Lottery
Join the Buxton Opera House Lottery and help support the 2000/01 refurbishment. For just £1 per week you can win a cash prize each week of up to £250 (per 500 members). That means you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning during each year.

To join call the Opera House on 01298 72050 or email us at admin@buxtonopera.co.uk and ask for a mandate form. Please ensure you give us your full name and address.

Corporate Club
Join our Corporate Club and for just £1,000 your company gets one year’s membership which includes a number of marketing benefits and free tickets to our Corporate Club nights throughout the year.

This site does not collect payments. You can make payment here: https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/support-us