Event Descriptions 2022

Full information about our events. If you're interested in a particular category simply click on the colour-coded links below. For Online events just click in the links within the event description.

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Note the events below are listed in good faith but will be subject to the government's coronavirus guidelines as they stand in July.

Ticket information can be found on each event listing. Opera House Sales denotes advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 01298 72190 (or online) from early June. Our Tickets page has general advice about ticketing at the Fringe.

Events marked Family Friendly have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. Events in the Children's Events category are specifically aimed at young people.

Please note that details of performances, including times and dates, may be subject to Late Changes. Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see map). How to make a Comment.

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TINY! MARVELS AND WONDERS - Stone and Water Family Friendly
Fabulous creatures, heroes, maidens, monsters and probably mice! Join us for a Tiny! day, making small puppets, decorating small treasure chests and making things no bigger than your hand! Find us between the young children's playground and the miniature train stop.
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) OpenStreetMap 10 Jul 11am to 3pm Free, Ages 3 years and over Comments

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BIG BAND TAKES THE STAGE - High Peak Big Band Opera House Sales
17-piece big band in concert presents contemporary arrangements of music inspired by the golden age of the ballroom and the great showbands with some evergreen tunes of the musical stage. A great evening of heart-warming tunes with nostalgia merged with Broadway hits and modern jazz compositions.
Conservative Club (79) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 8pm to 10pm £10 (Child £5)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or brian.lightowler@yahoo.com Comments

MIDNIGHT WINE - chrismilner-journeyman Opera House Sales Family Friendly
Well-respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner-Journeyman shares songs (contemporary and traditional), wine and stories from 50 years in the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. He's now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre '. Come, chill out, listen and advise. BYOD
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 15-17 Jul 3:15pm to 4:15pm £6 (Child and Conc £5) Gallery
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or www.chrismilner.com/live (wegottickets.com) Comments

SIMPLY ACAPPELLA - Ordsall Acappella Singers Family Friendly
An hour of close harmony singing: we offer you a free concert to celebrate our return to Buxton after an absence of two years. Once again we come to you singing from the heart of Salford.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 11am to 12:15pm. St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 16 Jul 3pm to 4:15pm Free
Further information: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ordsallsingers Comments

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ALAN BENNETT'S 'BED AMONG THE LENTILS ' - Library Theatre Touring Co. Opera House Sales
Susan, a frustrated vicar's wife with a fondness for sherry, distracts herself from her insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a local grocer Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process. From Bennett's classic Talking Heads series.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7:30pm to 8:15pm, 9 Jul 2:30pm to 3:15pm, 7:30pm to 8:15pm £12 (Conc £10), Duration. 45 minutes , Ages Over 14 yrs of age
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 Comments

ANY OTHER DAY - Empress Presents Opera House Sales
Any Other Day could be classed as a 'ghost' story, but it is more than that. In this play, Alan Turing returns to his home, Holly Mead in Wilmslow, a few days after his death on the 7th June 1954. Short Q&A after performance. (New Writing)
St Mary's Church (41) OpenStreetMap 21 Jul 3:30pm to 4:30pm, 7pm to 8pm £8 (Child and Conc £6)
 Bookings via Opera House 01298 72190 or mgth1@outlook.com, 07958 079583 or on the door Comments

Hannah's Left Hook

HANNAH'S LEFT HOOK - Above The Title
Through countless scrubbings of St Lawrence’s church floor during the Great War, a poor washerwoman from Birkenhead develops a devastating left hook. Whether it is a butcher who thumbs his scales or a foreman who exploits female workers, Hannah strikes to defend the rights of the unemployed and the oppressed.
Rotunda – Pavilion Gardens (33k) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 3pm to 4pm £12
 Tickets on the door. Comments

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BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water Family Friendly
A summer afternoon, fancy hats, wonderful cakes, fabulous people: Buxton’s Pride Picnic is back for another summer feast, a celebration of the town’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us for laughter, conversation, new friends, old tarts…bring your own picnic and maybe bake a cake for our Big Gay Bake Off.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 23 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Gallery Comments

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