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Read all our latest news!

Next deadline for discounted entries is end of March! Over 80 entries in already! Find out how you can Take Part.  Check out our updated Venues list including details on Undergound Venues and The Rotunda in the Pavilion Gardens.

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Nature knows best: Our latest blog looks at how nature has inspired our acts and highlights the Fringe's new environment and ethics page.

Pride in all our events: Keith rounds up some of our worthwhile and stimulating events this summer.

New committee meeting location: Following many happy years at The Old Hall Hotel, our committee meetings are now moving to The Old Sun Inn. This is because of the Crescent redevelopment. Thanks to all at The Old Hall for making us so welcome over such a long period.

Cover design: Read about our model new programme cover with artwork from Tom Mason. Our blog goes behind the scenes.

Underground Venues:  With the basement rooms of The Old Hall under redevelopment, Underground Venues have announced that they will be running The Old Clubhouse (next to The Opera House) and the Arts Centre Studio for 2017. They are open for applications! Find out more from their website.

New entries: Our What's On pages are building up for this year's event!

Flyer: Our new flyer - which also works as a mini-poster - has now been printed and features a sneak preview of this year's programme cover. Wide-spread distribution will happen in the run up to Easter but if you'd like a bundle in advance please get in touch.

Fringe offers boost to local economy: Read the results of our audience and entrants' surveys. Thanks to all who helped on this.

Join us: 2017 committee dates are up on the website. We'd love to see new members!

Press releases: All our latest press releases in one place including our round up of statistics on the success of Fringe 2016.

Discover Buxton podcast: Hear Keith Savage and John Wilson reminisce about the Fringe as they open up archive boxes belonging to the late Peter Low.

Community Links: Please send us any feedback for workshops and performances that happened in the community for 2016. Hear how Peter Buxton of Sideways Band made full use of our Community Links scheme in 2015 working with residents at Haddon Hall Care Home.


Fringe Friends - We now have 162 Friends helping to support the Fringe. It only costs £10 to join us - will you help us reach 200

Want to be kept in touch with our news? We now send out regular Fringe updates (including all the latest news from our entries co-ordinator) to all registered users so simply go to our Online area and follow the simple instructions. If you already have an account (because you entered the Fringe last year) then just check that our contact details are correct by logging in and clicking on the My Profile link.Shear genius: Fringe sheep

Buxton Opera House: Check out the Opera House's on-going drama programme including some familiar faces from the Fringe. See for details.

Committee dates: See About Us for details of all committee meetings. We always welcome new volunteers and committee members. See Support Us for more info.