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OPEN FOR ENTRIES! Entries are rolling in from as far afield as Australia and Chicago! We now have some 150 entries! See how to Take Part. See What's On. Remember you need to enter by April 14th to be featured in the printed programme!

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Helen Mirtle: We are sad to note the recent passing of Helen Mirtle. Helen was a valued member of the Fringe Committee from 1993 to 2004 being particularly remembered for her role in the Fringe Readings.

Springboard! We had a fantastic, very well-attended evening on Saturday March 30th. Comedian Henry Churniavsky offered a sneak preview of his Fringe show Henry - The Grandfather & Godfather of Jewish Comedy whilst musical offerings came from folk star Chris Milner, singer and guitarist Charlie Moritz, and lover of Americana story songs, Danielle Banks. Thanks to everyone who came along to support us! Read our picture caption press release. Enjoy our Springboard 2024 gallery and videos.

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.

Underground: With the support of High Peak Borough Council, long established managed venue, Underground, will be taking over an empty unit in
Buxton’s popular retail district, as part of this year's Fringe. A former shop is to be converted into a temporary
theatre from noon til midnight every day during the Fringe. Read more.

Community LinksWe have reorganised this page to show more clearly what we do as a Fringe and how we encourage performers to engage with community groups. We would love to hear from you if you would like to work with us!

Art competition winner announced! Congratulations to Elizabeth Rose who has won our programme cover art competition with her design, Falling for Buxton Festival Fringe. The three joint runners up were Emma Bouchier, Dave Carlisle and Joanna Allen. See a selection of the entries. Read our press release. Read our Fringe blog offering insider's experience of the judging process.

The Rotunda: This managed venue will not be attending the Buxton Fringe this year.

Green Man Gallery: All spaces at The Green Man Gallery are now fully booked!  

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!

Diary date: June 1, 7-9pm: FRINGE PROGRAMME PARTY: At the Green Man Gallery: come and pick up your printed programme hot off the press and mingle with Fringe stars who will be offering further taster performances.

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.

Galleries: Relive 2023's Fringe through our updated photo and video galleries.




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 new channel. Please subscribe - it is easy and free. If we get 100 subscriptions we can re-christen it something Fringey!

Podcast: Check out all the behind-the-scenes interviews with 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. 

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.