We have plenty of free stuff to do at the Fringe, and it's all listed here. Look out too for free child tickets and generous concessionary prices for many shows. Fringe Friends also receive 10% (and sometimes more) off full ticket prices.
Many more events will come on stream before we reach the closing date for entries on Sunday 21st April. Please check back often.
Events marked have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. NB Events in the For Families category tend to be specifically aimed at young people.
HOW TO BE A WORLD CLASS POET IN UNDER AN HOUR - Andy Gilbert
Andy Gilbert describes himself as a poet and educator. Despite concerns about his level of delusion, his sincerity cannot be doubted as he delivers ‘How to be a World Class Poet in less than an hour’. A masterclass or a delayed mid-life crisis dressed up as entertainment? You decide. (New Writing)
Hydro Restaurant and Bar (22) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, Adult themes and strong language, Ages 16+ Comments
SUMMER SONGS! - New Mills Primary choir
New Mills Primary choir singing and performing their favourite summer songs for everyone to enjoy. Some solos and lots of actions to entertain and enjoy.
Buxton Opera House Forecourt (08) OpenStreetMap 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, songs for families to enjoy, Ages 3+ Comments
IRISH & AMERICANA SONGS AND TUNES - The Occasional Band
Returning the Cheshire Cheese pub for a second year, The Occasional Band a local three piece playing Irish and Americana songs and tunes on guitar, concertina/mandolin, and fiddle, plus lots of vocals - it will be an occasion not to miss!
The Cheshire Cheese (93) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 8:30pm to 11pm Free, Ages 18+
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SUMMER THYME - SONGS AND STORIES - Serpentine Community Farm
Free event. Open air (shelter in polytunnel if rainy) acoustic set from 2.00pm to 3.00pm amongst Serpentine Community Farm's raised beds and gardens. No Joke (ukulele trio) will sing and play for us. Come early for coffee, cake and story-tellng. Stay later to see what's growing.
Serpentine Community Farm (107) OpenStreetMap 14 Jul 2pm to 3pm Free
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BUXTON CARNIVAL - Buxton Fringe/Buxton International Festival
The town’s summer festivals join forces to celebrate landmark anniversaries. Look out for our special Carnival of the Animals - the result of a project involving local primary schools. Thanks to to the Well Dressing and Carnival team for organising this highlight in the town’s calendar. #Fringe40.
Around the Town (47) 13 Jul 2pm to 4pm Free Comments
FRINGE @5 - Buxton Fringe
An early evening Buxton tradition. Whatever entertainment we can rustle up - songs, stories, comedy or drama. A chance to taste before you buy. Check at the Fringe Desk for what is happening. Performers - book your slot at the Desk. It’s the best promotion you can do. #Fringe40.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 8-12 & 14-20 Jul 5pm to 5:30pm Free Comments
FRINGE SUNDAY - Buxton Fringe
Join us for our annual picnic and party in the park. Bring your own food and we’ll provide the entertainment. There will be belly dancers, magic, music, song plus fun and games. Free balloons, badges and postcards! Mingle with Fringe stars and tweet away - #Fringe40.
Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand (33a) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 2pm to 4:30pm Free Comments
2019 ART EXHIBITION - Burbage Art Group
Exhibiting on a Sunday for the first time, Burbage Art Group offers an exciting array of watercolours, oils, landscapes, collages, wall-hangings and sculptures, receiving a Fringe Visual Arts nomination in 2018. The show includes cakes, refreshments and children’s quiz. Beginners are welcome at the class which meets on Wednesday evenings.
Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL (53) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 11am to 4pm Free, Part of Buxton Art Trail Comments
BUXTON ART TRAIL 2019: THE BUXTON BIENNALE! - Buxton Art Trail
The multi-award-winning Buxton Art Trail presents its fifth Buxton Biennale. An eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional art, craft and events by amateur and professional artists from Buxton and beyond. Exhibitions, workshops and events happening at venues throughout Buxton. Pick up the BAT brochure and map and take the trail!
Around the Town (47) 6, 7 Jul 10am to 5pm Free
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TAKE TEN @2 - Take Ten Artists
Ten very different visual artists and makers from the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, all with links to Leek School of Art. Showing 2D and 3D work: painting, illustration, drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery. Refreshments available - donations to local charity.
2 Rock Terrace, Buxton, SK17 6HN (112) OpenStreetMap 5 Jul 6pm to 8:30pm, 6, 7 & 13, 14 Jul 11am to 6pm Free, Ages 6+
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CHELMORTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL 2019 - Chelmorton Festival 2019
A week of Family Friendly activities and events starting Monday 15 July and ending Sunday 21 July 2019 in the village of Chelmorton.
Chelmorton Institute, Chelmorton SK17 9SH (80) OpenStreetMap 18 Jul 7pm to 9pm Free
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