We are delighted to have secured rooms at the delightful Best Western Lee Wood Hotel. As the only 4-star hotel in Buxton, the Lee Wood is the perfect choice for your stay during the Festival. Situated only a five-minute walk from the Opera House it is the ideal location.
Each room comes with a flat screen TV with Freeview and a Smart TV Box, so you can make yourself at home by logging into your own apps such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Rooms include telephone, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.
The accommodation packages in this hotel include a full English breakfast and a three-course pre-theatre dinner in the award-winning Lazy Gardener Restaurant. There is limited availability, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
29 July 2023
Performance: 7:30pm: The Mikado, National G&S Opera Company
30 July 2023
• 10:30am : Morning fringe: 'Introduction to The Mikado'
• 1pm: Classical Pops
From 5:45pm: Pre-theatre three-course dinner Performance: 7:30pm: The Yeomen of the Guard, National G&S Opera Company
31 July 2023
• 10:30am : Morning fringe: 'Sullivan's Ballets'
• 2:30pm: HMS Pinafore, Newcastle University
From 5:45pm: Pre-theatre three-course dinner Performance: 7:30pm: The Sorcerer, New London Opera Group
1 August 2023
• 1pm: Classical Pops
• 2:30pm: The Sorcerer, Southampton University
From 5:45pm: Pre-theatre three-course dinner Performance: 7:30pm: The Gondoliers, Peak Opera
2 August 2023
- 4 Dress Circle tickets for the evening performances in Buxton Opera House
- Two morning fringe tickets
- Two Pavilion Arts Centre tickets
- Two Classical Pops tickets
- Festival club tickets for each night of the package
- 4 Breakfasts
- 4 three-course dinners
What's not included
- Transfers to or from the Lee Wood
- Travel Insurance
- Tickets to events not detailed in the itinerary
We open the 29th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival with all-time favourite, The Mikado, performed by the acclaimed National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and directed by Sarah Helsby Hughes.
Enjoy a hilarious production brimming with Gilbert’s ingenious wit brought to you by a fabulous first-class cast.
The Yeomen of the Guard
The Festival’s resident company, the National G&S Opera Company, are back with their second show of the season, directed by and starring Simon Butteriss. Set in the Tower of London, the opera is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s darker stories ending with a broken-hearted main character. But Gilbert’s wit is very much in evidence, and the score, with its innovative overture, is considered to be Sullivan’s finest.
Founded in 2003, The New London Opera Group (newLOG) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to producing high-quality productions in London and on tour. Besides the Savoy Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, newLOG specialises in concert performances of lesser-known operatic gems.
Peak Opera was founded in 2005 to perform at the Festival in Buxton – hence the name “Peak” Opera!
The Gondoliers is a love story, full of colour and simply joyous. Two gondoliers have just married and learn that one of them is the King of Barataria. But which one? Wonderful melodies and dances, including our favourite, The Cachucha.