FRINGE LATEST! We have had great feedback for our July festival which featured over 100 events! This year's Buxton Fringe dates are 7-25 July 2021. We are now open for entries! See Take Part for how to enter! Subscribe for email updates through the year.Read more of our Fringe news   

take part


Want to perform or exhibit in the Fringe? We can offer you a national platform for music, theatre, dance, film, poetry, comedy, art, magic and much more.

host an event


Find out how to become a Fringe venue and see our comprehensive list of existing venues with information on locations, facilities and accessibility.

about us


Buxton Fringe is a vibrant open arts festival staged annually in July. We provide a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in all sorts of exciting venues.

support us


We offer fantastic opportunities for volunteers at a large established arts festival. Or you could support us by becoming one of our Fringe Friends, and even by funding us.

contact us


Keep up to date by following us on twitter, liking our facebook page for key events and news, reading our blog for behind the scenes insights or contacting us directly.

news and photos


Writing about our many exciting activities? Or simply interested in seeing more? Try our news and press releases plus our galleries with photos, videos and audios.

community links


A core part of our Fringe philosophy is that the arts are for all and we are keen to bring them to a wider audience across our local community.

what's on


We are one of the largest open access arts festivals in the UK. Find out what's on and how to buy tickets, plan your Fringe-going and read our reviews.



Take a look at the Buxton Fringe from its beginnings in 1980 through to today. We have interviews with key players, programme cover artwork and an archive full to bursting.

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