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We are now open for entries! We enjoyed an amazing 101 Fringe entries offering online and other entertainment this summer and are looking forward to 2021! We are now open for entries for this year's Fringe and the dates have been set as 7-25 July. Our entry fee is just £50 right up till the deadline for the printed programme on April 18th. See Take Part for how to enter.

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Underground Venues: We've had the following update from popular managed venue UV: 'We intend to open formal applications for the 2021 Fringe in March, and accept applications through to early April. But we welcome questions and expressions of interest anytime before then' . See our dynamic Venues pages for up to date details of other venues.

AGM: Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 11th, 7pm via Zoom. We are pleased to announce the appointments of Viv Marriott as Vice Chair and Sandra Jowett as Treasurer. Stephen Walker and Gaye Chorlton remain as Chair and Secretary respectively.

Audience and Entrants' Surveys: Many thanks to everyone who responded. Read our press release on the encouraging results. 

Flavour of the Fringe: Enjoy our picture gallery!

Floella the bird: Check out Floella from the Sculpture Trail's cheery postbag.

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

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

Coronavirus:  Read our full statement on this. We are extremely sorry that the Buxton International Festival had to cancel for 2020 but look forward to its return in 2021. 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 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 are currently meeting by Zoom. We always welcome new volunteers and committee members. See Support Us for more info.