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Over 100 entries! We have an amazing 100-plus Fringe entries offering online and other entertainment designed to combat that locked down feeling! Events are listed on the website complete with gallery and video links in many cases. We already have a touch of orange in the town with several shop window exhibitions and art trails. Will you help us paint the town orange this July? 

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Audience Survey: Please will you help us by filling in our short Audience Survey?

Crisis in the entertainment industry: Read the Fringe Chair's blog on how we should all be supporting performers and theatres.

Launching the Fringe with a bird: See picture story and video.

Videos and Audios: Hear how Buxton Fringe is defying the odds this year.

Star quality: Read about Three's Company's guest appearances from the likes of Caroline Quentin. Rufus Hound, Youssef Kerkour (Channel 4's Home) and Les Dennis. Meanwhile Orville the Duck is also appearing at this year's Fringe. Find out more about our comedy treats!

How did we get here? Our Fringe chair Stephen Walker looks back on an extraordinary Fringe year. 

Press: Read about Phone@5 offering micro-performances down the phone and hear all about our growing online programme in our press release! A suite of category by category press releases is also available

While we've been in lockdown... We've been having a tidy up and have discovered this wonderful proto Fringe website from 1997! The Fringe all began in 1980. You can revisit our wonderful Fringe40 exhibition here. Fringe desk Gaye has also made us all some Fringey jigsaws - just go to and search for Buxton Fringe! 

Coronavirus: Like everyone else, we are concerned about Coronavirus/Covid-19 and we are thinking of all those affected by it. We will follow official advice on how to proceed. Performers should not risk their health or that of the wider community by unsafe practices either during the Fringe or before it. Read our full statement on this. We are extremely sorry that the Buxton International Festival has had to cancel for 2020 but look forward to its return in 2021. Read their latest news including their schedule of online events from July 13-25!

2019 Ticket sales up by 43%! Read more about the success of Fringe40 and our nearly £350,000 contribution to the local economy! Thanks to everyone who helped us with our entrants' and audience surveys. We are actively working on some of your suggestions!

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.

Blogs! Keep up to speed with all things Fringe including a volunteer's description of her first year!

Become a Fringe Friend! Always a good time to become a Fringe Friend with 10% off ticket prices and other great discounts in the town!

Galleries: Enjoy our updated picture galleries  and video gallery

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 some 190 Friends helping to support the Fringe. It only costs £10 to join us - will you help us reach 200? Thank you to all our supporters,

Buxton Opera House: We look forward to when the Opera House can entertain us again. Keep in touch and support them.

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.