Miss Lilian Violet Bowdine

Miss Lilian Violet Bowdine

Miss Lilian Violet Bowdine tells the fascinating story of the history of theatre in Buxton over the last two hundred years with peeks inside the Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre.

This is a story for those who like their history delivered in a gossipy and thoroughly theatrical manner. Miss Bowdine is simply divine and leaves your company to continue her preparation for the opening night of Mrs Willoughby’s Kiss in 1903.

Tour Journey

Meet on Opera House forecourt to experience Miss Bowdine’s performance and to begin your theatrical journey with our Edwardian character. At times you will wander towards the Old Hall Hotel to discover stories of a theatre which once existed prior to the Opera House. Then walk back with your delightful guide to peek inside the Opera House and visit the Pavilion Art Centre to hear more about the fascinating history of theatre in Buxton.


  • Price: £8 per person
  • Length: Approximately 1 hour
  • Seasons: Throughout the year and upon request
  • Times: Please contact us for further details

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