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  • Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria (4Q)
  • International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
  • Talks from your hosts
  • Three magical performances
Special Interest - Music

Gilbert and Sullivan: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria QQQQ

Buxton, Derbyshire

Gilbert and Sullivan: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria

Buxton, Derbyshire

2 passengers
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Step into the world of Gilbert & Sullivan

If you’re the model of a modern major general, three little maids from school or just someone with a love of all things Gilbert and Sullivan, this four-night special interest holiday is for you. The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival was established in 1994 and in the ensuing years performing groups and fans have come from all over the world to attend and take part. At its heart is a competition, with amateur Gilbert & Sullivan performing companies showcasing their productions and competing for the coveted trophy.

Staying at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel (4Q) in Sheffield, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the festivities, enjoying three operetta performances preceded by interesting lectures by your hosts Matthew Craven and Judith Buckle.


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  • Cancellation rights
  • Expert host talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Three operettas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage


Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire S4 7YE (S1 2AU - helps to find entrance of hotel) Tel: 0114 276 8822


Situated at the end of a private drive and just under a mile or about twenty minutes’ walk from the city centre, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria (4Q) (formerly the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria) is a Grade II-listed building offering charm and character while being tastefully and sympathetically decorated throughout. Being just seven miles from the Peak District, it is also wonderfully suited to visit the national park.


All 105 rooms come with a private bath and/or shower, a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi for Saga guests. Room service is available for an extra charge, and for a touch of luxury and a great night’s sleep you can choose whether you would like a firm or soft pillow from the pillow menu.

Upgrade to a deluxe room from £60 per person per stay, subject to availability (based on a single room).

Tea coffee making facilities

Food and Drink

Relax in the Grand Lounge Bar and enjoy a variety of drinks and cocktails, before dining in Cunningham’s restaurant.

Cunningham’s Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria
Luxurious bedrooms


Enjoy three professional performances of Gilbert & Sullivan operas performed by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.

The Pirates of Penzance

Throw together a band of pirates, a bumbling police force, a hapless Major General, and his gaggle of maiden daughters, and you have the ingredients for a rollicking comic opera.


The well-born young ladies of the village, caught up in the fad of aestheticism, are infatuated with two contrasting aesthetic poets, but they are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. You and Patience can learn the secret of true love and the point of aestheticism - if there is one...

HMS Pinafore

Step aboard HMS Pinafore to discover the captain's daughter is in love with a lower-class sailor, despite her father’s intention for her to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but she later hatches a plan to elope with her beloved - what could possibly go wrong?

Gilbert and Sullivan: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria

Buxton, Derbyshire

2 passengers
Gilbert and Sullivan: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria QQQQ

Buxton, Derbyshire