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Lots of fun ahead! We have had a surge of entries to this years Fringe - we are heading for nearly a hundred entries once they are all processed this end. The print deadline has now passed but we are still accepting entries for listing on the website and app. In order to give our entrants greatest flexibility we are not printing the traditional listings programme but are printing a useful fold-up guide designed to provide valuable information about Fringe venues, the kind of entertainment on offer, ticketing and lots more including a handy venues map. This year's dates are 7-25 July and our entry procedure is now even easier to use. Our entry fee is just £50. Note the deadline for entrants choosing Opera House ticket sales has passed. See Take Part for how to enter. Check out the programme.

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On the buses:  Over 150 or so Fringe posters are to be displayed on local D&G Buses and High Peak Buses with larger versions at Derby, Hanley and Macclesfield bus stations. We are very excited by this collaboration which also chimes with our environmental aims to encourage people to walk or use public transport where possible when attending the Fringe. Take a pic and tag us on social media if you spot one! Read blogger Carole's take on this!

Orange "hot spots": Look out for some bright orange floral displays plus bumble bees and flowerpot people around the town this July! Contact us if you would like to get involved. Read Carole's inspiring blog on painting the town orange.

Volunteer: Please contact us if you would like to help out at this year's Fringe Information desk which has a new home this year, round the corner from the Opera House, in the Pavilion Gardens' conservatory bar area. We really need you!

Programme: We are busy creating a new 16-page A2 guide which will fold down to A5 and include general information about what's on offer and how the Fringe works. It should be available from June 25.

Thumbs up from Buxton venues: Hear marketing officer Stephanie Billen talking to Radio Derby about Buxton's support for the Fringe.

2021's programme cover unveiled! With thanks to competition winner Hannah Webb for the artwork. Enjoy!

Underground Venues: This popular managed venue based upstairs at The Old Club House is set to return this July. See our dynamic Venues pages for up to date details of other venues including The Green Man Gallery.

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

Coronavirus:  Read our full statement on this. We are looking forward to our summer event in whatever form it takes! We are delighted that the Buxton International Festival is planning to go ahead this year following 2020's cancellation. Read their latest news.

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 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 over 170 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 are currently meeting by Zoom. We always welcome new volunteers and committee members. See Support Us for more info.