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It's all happening!! Pick up a free programme at the Pump Room, the Opera House, the Green Man Gallery and other venues around the town and beyond. We have 192 entries! See What's On! You can also download our fabulous Fringe App. Time to book your shows. Learn more about ticketing at Buxton Fringe. Don't know how to choose? Read our Reviews.

We had a wonderful Launch Party on the evening of July 2 at Underground now in Spring Gardens. Thanks so much to Underground and all the participants including compere Rob Rouse!


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Urgent update concerning Fringe tickets sold through the Opera House: Please note that just the Opera House will close at 6pm on Thursday July 18th and at 6:30pm on Friday 19th so for Fringe events taking place later than this, customers will need to collect their tickets beforehand. 

Fringe on Friday: Check out free extracts from shows at the Pavilion Gardens Bandstand on Fridays 12th from 5pm.

Marketplace stall: Meet Fringe volunteers on our stall in Buxton Market place this Saturday 6th!

How to write about mental health... Read Dear Eliza Fringe performer Barbara Diesel's thought-provoking blog contribution. 

Join us for our Fringe promotions! FRINGE SUNDAY on July 7th TODAY!!! from 2-4.30pm will feature Edy Hurst, Buxton Spoken Words, The Pendleton Codebreakers, Lindley & Lloyd, the Belly Dance Flames, Stone and Water family activities, High Peak Magic Circle and more!

Check out the Buxton Advertiser's exciting 16-page Fringe and Festival supplement out now! It includes an interview with our esteemed Fringe Chair Stephen Walker who will be standing down in the autumn. Hear the full interview on our YouTube channel or on our website.

Hold the Front Page: Intimate theatre - find out what our performers are telling the press in our new series of blogs. The first of them features Hard Times, Mike Sabbaton and On the Spot Theatre Company. The second features Black Liver, Adrian Poynton and Ptarmigan. The third includes Zeit-Heist and Dear Eliza. Shirley Mann, The Pendleton Codebreakers and Brief Encounter Duo are on the fourth. Nancy Edwards is on the fifth.

Trains and buses:  We try to encourage sustainable travel to the Fringe. For the past few years, our posters have featured on local buses as part of an on-going partnership with D&G and High Peak Buses. For info on tickets and fares, including some great deals, check out D&G and High Peak Buses websites. We are also collaborating with High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership to encourage train travel to the Fringe. We had a great time at Manchester Piccadilly Station on Wednesday 26th June from 10am to 1pm distributing hundreds of Fringe programmes as well as BIF material and also bus timetables. 

Buxton is turning orange! Read our steaming inside story of how the Fringe's floral Hot Spots scheme is getting underway.

June's Pride Month! Read our Pride-themed blog by Rob Harrison looking forward to some special Fringe treats in July. Note RuPaul's Drag Race star Kate Butch is scheduled as a special guest at the Pride Picnic on July 20 at the Pavilion Gardens!

Fringe attracts shows from across the world! Check out Carole's blog to find out more!

Latest Fringe Friends discounts confirmed! See our Friends page for news of 14 amazing places where you can claim a Fringe Friends discount during the Fringe!

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery: A petition has been set up to show support for the museum which is currently closed. Read more on why we cannot let the museum become a thing of the past. Sign Vision Buxton's petition on this. “This is a vital building at the heart of the cultural life of Buxton”, says Fringe chair, Stephen Walker. Over 200 people attended a mass gathering outside the museum on June 8th. Thank you for your support!

A Tale of Two Festivals: First time at Buxton in July? Check out Anna Girolami's revealing article on Central Bylines capturing the special atmosphere in the town.

New venues! Our Fringe venues list is growing all the time. New venues this year include Harpur Hill Village Hall - welcome! The list also includes information on accessibility.

Audience and entrants' surveys: Read about our findings plus facts and figures about the successful 2023 Buxton Fringe, our increased ticket sales and how we contributed nearly £300k to the local economy.



Friends: You can now become a Fringe Friend via a simple online form. You can also take advantage of some fab discounts from local businesses! See details. Have you updated your standing order to reflect our revised membership fees?

Committee Meetings: Please contact us if you would like to join us at a committee meeting with a view to getting involved. Our meeting dates are listed on About Us. Venues may be subject to change.

Fringe YouTube channel: See our archive interviews on this channel. Please subscribe - it is easy and free. If we get 100 subscriptions we can re-christen it something Fringey!

Podcast: The podcast is on hold at the moment but check out all the behind-the-scenes interviews with 2023's performers, volunteers and venues on It's a Fringe - The Buxton Fringe Podcast! 

VOLUNTEER: Please contact us if you would like to get involved behind the scenes. See Support Us for all the ways you can help.

DONATE: Click here to make a one-off donation to the Fringe. Thank you!

FRINGE APP: The Android version of the App is live on the Google Play Store!  The Fringe App is also available for iPhones and iPads from Apple's App Store. Click here for further information and download links.

Blogs! Keep up to speed with all things Fringe.

Press releases: Our latest press releases in one place.

Nature knows best: Help us become greener. See the Fringe's environment and ethics page.


Fringe Friends - We now have around 195 Friends helping to support the Fringe. Will you help us reach 200? Thank you to all our supporters,

Buxton Opera House: The Opera House supports us with Fringe ticketing and has events on through the year. Check out their programme including:

Buxton International Festival: We also have a long-established link with the festival. See their news.

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