Theatre and Concert Visits

Theatre and Concert Visits

Contact: Margaret Hinde

Tel: 01565 872643



All bookings must be accompanied by a bookings form and a cheque made payable to Knutsford u3a. Please write the name of the performance or outing on the back of the cheque.

We will contact you only if your booking has not been successful. If you want confirmation that you have the places you want, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Usually your cheque will not be paid in until two weeks before the event.

If a performance is fully booked when we receive your cheque you will be informed and placed on the waiting list.

Places on u3a trips and outings can only be booked for full or associate members of Knutsford u3a.  If you need to bring a companion/carer to enable you to take part in a trip or visit please see our Accessibility Policy.

We hope to take bookings for the current performances at our general meetings but, as our outings are proving very popular we cannot guarantee the availability at the time of the meeting. In other words please book early to be sure of a place!

PLEASE use a separate booking form and a separate cheque (made payable to Knutsford u3a) for each performance and send to Mrs Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

A Day In Buxton

Including a matinée performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s
‘The Gondoliers’
Saturday, 27th July, 2024, 9:30 am

Cost, including travel, morning coffee £45.00
Buxton Opera House and central stalls seat in the Opera House
Coach departs the bus station 9:30 am

NOTE the £45 cost does not include an optional guided walk.  That requires a £12 pp supplement.

Leaving Knutsford at 9.30 am, we should arrive in Buxton by 10.30 am, when we have coffee and biscuits in the Pavilion Gardens restaurant (included in your price).

At 11am we will be met by guides, who will take those who wish to, for a guided walking tour of central Buxton, lasting a little over an hour.   This walk costs £12 and needs to be booked on your order form please.  

You are then free to find your own lunch in the cafés around Buxton or bring a picnic and sit in the delightful Pavilion Gardens.  Plenty of seating available, and delicious ice cream!

At 2.30 pm, the performance of ‘The Gondoliers’ starts.  This takes place in the beautiful Georgian Opera House designed by Frank Matcham, opened in 1903, and perfectly restored in 2001.  The interior is a treat in itself!   ‘The Gondoliers’ is part of the International Gilbert and Sullivan festival, performed by the world renowned National G and S Opera Company. I doubt if Gilbert and Sullivan need any introduction from me!

I would expect to be back in Knutsford by 6 pm.

Places for this day out can be reserved by sending your booking form together with your cheque made out to Knutsford U3A, to

Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.
TEL.    01565 872643.


Thursday, 26th September – ‘War Horse’ an evening performance at The Lowry Theatre.

Tuesday, 26th November – Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ an evening performance at The Lowry Theatre.


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