International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

Gilbert & Sullivan

Box Office Details for all performances and general information: 
– Tel: 01422 323252 ;

Tickets on Open Sale from 5 May 2021.
Buxton Tickets go on open sale from Wednesday 5 May from Buxton Opera House.  
Box Office: 01298 72190   
Group Discounts are available at less 10% for more than 15 coming together.

Buxton Opera House Programme

Saturday 31 July
2.00 pm and 7.00 pm -— HMS Pinafore

Sunday 1 August
2.00 pm and 7.00 pm — The Mikado     

Monday 2 August
7.00 pm  — The Yeomen of the Guard

Tuesday 3 August
7.00 pm — Patience

Wednesday 4 August
2.00 pm — Patience
7.00 pm — The Mikado

Thursday 5 August
2.00 pm and 7.00 pm — The Pirates of Penzance

Friday 6 August
2.00 pm — The Diary of a Nobody
7.00 pm — HMS Pinafore

Saturday 7 August           
2.00 pm and 7.00 pm — Iolanthe

The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is back in Buxton and Harrogate in August, 2021. 

Following the COVID cancellation of last year’s Gilbert & Sullivan merriment, the International G&S Festival is back.  It opens on Saturday 31 July until Saturday 7 August at Buxton Opera House, before moving to The Royal Hall, Harrogate from Sunday 8 August until Wednesday 18 August.

The Festival will include the much-loved HMS Pinafore, the all-time favourite The Mikado, a brand-new production of Patience,  and an enchanting production of Iolanthe.

In Harrogate, the Festival will also present two performances of their brand-new G&S Express.
Forbear! Theatre will bring outstanding productions of The Pirates of Penzance and The Yeomen of the Guard.  

And for something completely different, on Friday 6 August in Buxton and Friday 13 August in Harrogate, Simon Butteriss will present The Diary of a Nobody.   The comic masterpiece has been a best-selling novel since its publication in 1892.  Now Butteriss has adapted the book into an hilarious solo entertainment. 

COVID-19 restrictions do mean that the productions have to be adapted this year to ensure the safety of performers, audience members and backstage staff, so the seating plan in the theatre is socially distanced, and only 40% of the usual seats are available.

There will be an additional fringe programme of morning talks, masterclasses and afternoon concerts in both Buxton and Harrogate.