Visiting BAF

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Pavilion Arts Centre

Part of Buxton Opera House

Opened in September 2010, housed in what was formerly the Paxton Suite of the Pavilion Gardens complex, The Pavilion Arts Centre has two auditoria: a 360-seat Main Room and 93-seat Studio Theatre, situated behind the Opera House.



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Address:  Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN

On foot : The Pavilion Arts Centre is behind the Opera House and can be accessed either from St John's Street or via the Pavilion Gardens.

By car: Buxton is easy to reach via the A6, A515 and A53. The theatre is well sign-posted once you reach the town centre.

Carpool: We've set-up a carpool with Mountain Rideshare to make it easy for you to connect with other like minded visitors coming to the BAF.  Cost effective, sustainable & sociable - like them on facebook.
Parking : There is free parking after 6pm in the car park at the rear of Pavilion Gardens (N.B. the covered area of the car park closes at 6pm), a short walk from both venues, or in some streets close to the theatre which are not covered by the Residents Parking Scheme.

By rail : A train service is available from Manchester Picadilly Station to Buxton. For further information on all available services and connections call 08457 484950.

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Buxton's Pavilion Gardens

PavilionGardens Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful Grade II listed, historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled in 23 acres of recently restored parkland, the main building is a natural base for tourists coming to the town with a coffee bar, cafe and wonderful botanical conservatory.

The weekend of BAF the Pavilion Gardens will also be hosting an Antiques & Collectors Fair.



Old Hall location_largeheader Reputed to be the oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots, The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, just a stone’s throw from the festival venue. Trip Advisor rates The Old Hall Hotel as 4 out of 5.



Buxton - Gateway to the Peak District

No wonder Buxton is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District.  In recent years the spa town’s famous Georgian architecture has provided an impressive backdrop to a rich and vibrant growth in a whole range of cultural activities.

PureBuxton2013cover Add to this the stunning ornamental gardens, a wealth of independent and high street shopping opportunities, an ever expanding choice of cafes, bars and restaurants, and you begin to see why there really is something of a renaissance.

Buxton is known as the Gateway to the Peak District, and it’s a great base for all that the national park has to offer, but there’s so much going on in the town itself that you might find yourself hard pressed to leave.

Find out more from Visit Buxton to download a Visit Buxton Town Guide including map of Buxton, What's On and Shopping Guide and useful contacts.

Read ' Pure Buxton ' - the High Peak's own magazine dedicated to providing locals and visitors alike with a detailed look at life in and around this glorious spa town.

Find out more about the £70m regeneration of England's Leading Spa Town including the redevelopment of the Georgian Crescent into a luxury hotel and spa on the Invest In Buxton website and download the retail prospectus.

To make the most of your visit to the glorious Peak District, check out Visit Peak District 's website.