Theatre, cinema and music

Why not catch a show or enjoy some live local music during your visit?

There are some great theatres, cinemas and live music venues in Derbyshire and the Peak District, where you can enjoy everything from local musicians to world-class productions.

One of the most famous, architecturally delightful and enchanting theatres in the Peak District is the Buxton Opera House, in the beautiful historic spa town of Buxton. One of the busiest and most exciting times to visit is during the annual Buxton International Festival of opera, music and books each July. The festival is complimented by one of the UK’s largest festival fringe with events happening all over town.

Chesterfield is also blessed with not one, but two theatres and venue spaces - the Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre. Both venues run busy programmes throughout the year.

For a movie night with a difference, there are a number of historic independent cinemas in the Peak District and Derbyshire, such as the Ritz Cinema in Belper and the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth. Live music can be found in abundance too, from the pubs of Glossop in the far north of the area to top perfomers in the city of Derby.

Operas, musicals, plays, music, stand-up comedy, children’s shows and pantomimes. You can find all kinds of performances and shows here in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Theatres, Cinemas and Music venues


The Partington Theatre

Partington Theatre is an historic live theatre, run as a not for profit Charity, situated in the heart of Glossop and surrounded by hills


Buxton International Festival

BIF is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals.


Peak Cavern: 'The Devil's Arse'

Peak Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern containing historic rope works which hosts regular cinema screening and events


Pomegranate Theatre

The Pomegranate Theatre is currently closed for renovation.

All Theatre, Cinema & Music Events


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Wuthering Heights at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

13th April 2024 - 14th April 2024

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm



Circus Cortex presents 'Masquerade' at Bakewell

Join us for a mesmerising 'Masquerade' extravaganza, Fun for all the family!!

18th April 2024 - 22nd April 2024

12:00 pm


Glossop Music Festival Spring Concert

Enjoy a wonderful Spring Concert with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.

19th April 2024

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Victorian Weekend Celebrations at The Heights of…

Immerse yourself in the world of yesteryear with living history actors and guides as we celebrate our Victorian heritage

4th May 2024

10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Outdoor Opera Screening: Madama Butterfly at…

In the open-air setting of the garden, discover Puccini's devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer,…

11th May 2024

6:30 pm - 10:15 pm


Big Music Weekend at The Heights of Abraham

Our Big Music Weekend brings together musicians from across Derbyshire and beyond, to celebrate our special 50th anniversary year.

18th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Anniversary Celebrations at The Heights of Abraham

May 20th marks the actual day that the Pugh family took over stewardship of the Heights 50 years ago.

20th May 2024

10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bearded Theory Festival

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall, in the heart of the National Forest.

23rd May 2024 - 26th May 2024

12:00 am

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