Full information about our online events. If you're interested in a particular category simply click on the colour coded links below.
All of the shows are listed here.
Some of the events below may be hybrid ones in which case any physical performances will be subject to the government's coronavirus guidelines as they stand in July.
Ticket information can be found on each event listing. 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 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.
SNAPSHOT STORIES - Naomi Paul
Join Naomi Paul and Meon Vale residents in their collaborative film Snapshot Stories. This was part of Live & Local’s LivingRoom project, launched in summer 2020 in response to the pandemic. The film is a celebration of community and nature and played a part in the community’s environmental success story. (New Writing)
Online: youtu.be/NtUCsrvQGMc 7-25 Jul all day Free, Donations: Meon Vale Residents Association via tinyurl.com/Mvragofundme Review Comments(1)
DARREN POYZER'S SUNDAY SERVICE - Darren Poyzer
Non award-winning writer of songs no-one knows, performing live in a storeroom, an event that is free because it's hardly likely to sell tickets. Your challenge: sit through the full hour, make do with technical glitches, write something lovely in the comments, buy me a coffee... #letusplay (New Writing)
Online: www.poyzer.com 11, 18 & 25 Jul 11am to noon Free, Duration: 60 mins, Donations: Please feel free to buy me a coffee: www.poyzer.co.uk Review
Further information: Social media sharing appreciated: www.poyzer.com Comments(1)
GUY STEWART SMOOTH & MELLOW SAXOPHONE - Guy Stewart
Smooth Saxophone played by Guy Stewart, with songs from his latest album Heart To My Soul. A true combination of the sound of a subtle sensual saxophone and a creative mind imbuing musical works with a quiet energy. (New Writing)
Online: For 9th July youtu.be/cGK9fOaTeKw, for 24th July youtu.be/HGWp12TJt6A 9 & 24 Jul 9pm to 10pm Free Review Gallery Comments(2)
COLLECTION OF SPOKEN WORD FILMS BY CLAIRE FINN - Claire Finn
Spoken word films performed and written by Claire Finn. Living Ghost & Voice of the seasons were chosen for the BBC upload festival and aired on BBC Radio Nottingham. Rippled waters is a new piece of writing. (New Writing)
Online: youtu.be/f8-z53OqDWw 7-25 Jul all day Free, Six mins 48 secs Review Gallery
Further information: Clairefinnactor@gmail.com Comments
A CORNUCOPIA OF WRITINGS WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE - Writers in the Peak
Once again Writers in the Peak are returning to the Fringe. Step into the world of twitching curtains, ponderings and the meanderings of others. Peer inside their heads and join us as we explore their thoughts through monologues, poetry and music. (New Writing)
Online: writersinthepeak.wordpress.com/ 7-25 Jul all day Free, Strong language, Ages 14+ Review Gallery
Further information: 07497 910930 Comments
THE SECRET GARDENS - Chapel Arts Creative Writing Group
Enjoy video performances of stories, prose and poetry written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Buxton's Pavilion Gardens. Love stories, ghosts, magical fantasies, curious histories, Beatlemania and the further adventures of Fred, Doris and Ethel all feature. See www.chapelarts.org.uk/LibDocStory.php for downloadable PDFs of the works. (New Writing)
Online: bit.ly/3eQLjNj 7-25 Jul all day Free Review Gallery Comments
WHAT IT IS TO BE BLUE - Dreamshed Theatre
Bill Cronshaw's humorous, nostalgic and wistful celebration of a life spent being a Manchester City fan is the basis of this launch of Bill's book 'What it is to be Blue'. (New Writing)
Online: (Link sent after booking) 10 Jul 7pm to 8pm Free, Ages 9+ Review Gallery
Further information: Book via forms.gle/9tMXpio449uot3Xu9 Comments
THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX - Buxton Drama League
The award-winning Shakespeare Jukebox goes hybrid! Following last year’s online success, a new selection of filmed performances will be posted during the Fringe for you to watch anytime, anywhere. We’ll also be returning for a handful of live performances where you can select your favourite scenes and watch in person.
Pavilion Gardens (33) OpenStreetMap 10, 16, 17 & 23, 24 Jul 6pm to 7pm Free, Online: www.buxtondramaleague.co.uk/shakespeare-jukebox-2021 Review Comments
CROOKED SPIRE MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL (WINDLASS EDITION) - Ashgate Heritage Arts
In 1360, John Carpenter arrives in Chesterfield to build a windlass and erect a new church spire. But the master carpenter is murdered. More death and intrigue follow and John becomes the suspect. Will John find young Walter who has disappeared? And will he be able to clear his name? (New Writing)
Online: www.ashgateheritagearts.co.uk 18 Jul from 7:30pm, 19-25 Jul all day Free, BSL Interpreter Review Gallery
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07497 910930 Comments
TYRANNY ROLLS - JUSTICE FOR ALL - But Why?
Tyranny Rolls needs your help! HM Moore brings bigotry to Buxton for a guaranteed evening of hate and violence. We’re the voice for the voiceless. The hammer for the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Join us. Award-winning But Why? returns to Buxton with a new immersive experience. See website for details. (New Writing)
Online: tyrannyrolls.wordpress.com/ 8-25 Jul 3pm to 10pm £25 (Conc £20), Adult themes, Strong language. Multiple day immersive experience, Ages 12+ Review
Bookings via checkout.square.site/buy/DVLEGIOT5UHLW2CTJ3EFM7LR Comments
BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021 - Chapel Camera Club
Just for fun again this year! Take six photos on six themes in six hours - in the right order. You can use your camera or phone and take them anywhere you like. No judging or prizes this year, but an enjoyable challenge which will sharpen your observation/photography skills.
Online: www.facebook.com/Buxton-Photo-Challenge-234599926595191 10 Jul 10am to 4pm Free Review Comments