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Fringe 2022 is open for entries! This year's Fringe is from July 6-24!  See Take Part for full details including a link to our venues list and entry fees. Enter by the end of February for the discounted early bird entry fee! Won a Fringe award recently? You could get free admission!

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Volunteer! Read blogger Carole's account of her rewarding volunteering at the Fringe. Why don't you join us?

Art Competition: Thanks for all your lovely entries for the competition to design artwork for this year's programme cover. We will be announcing the winner within the next couple of weeks!

Viv Marriott: We have had another very sad loss - our vice chair. Please see Fringe Chair Stephen Walker's statement as follows: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our much-loved Vice Chair Viv Marriott. She was a lovely, life-affirming person, always welcoming to new members and someone who made everyone feel at home. We will miss Viv enormously. She leaves us with many very happy memories."

Community Links: Read about a lovely mosaic workshop that happened in a care home as part of our Community Links initiative (scroll down for Case Histories).

Spring Event: We hope to hold an event in Spring which will highlight entries for Fringe 2022. Details to follow soon. This will be in addition to a planned programme launch party in early June.

Keith Savage: Our current Fringe Chair, Stephen Walker, speaks for us all in this statement below:
"We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our former Chair, Keith Savage. Keith was Chair of Buxton Fringe for six years culminating in the wonderful success of our Fringe40 celebrations in 2019. He was a kind and thoughtful man who gave so much to the Fringe over many years, being generous with both his time and energy. 
Given his involvement in Buxton Film, Buxton Broadwood recitals, as a High Peak Borough Councillor, and in many other ways, Keith was central to the life of Buxton and will be missed enormously. Our thoughts are with Helen and all of Keith's family."

Keith can be heard talking about his long involvement with the Fringe in a Fringe40 interview on our History page,

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

Venues: See our dynamic Venues pages for details of venues including The Green Man Gallery, the Rotunda and Underground at The Old Clubhouse.

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

Coronavirus:  Read our full statement on this. We were delighted to be able to go ahead with live performances in 2021. The Buxton International Festival was also fully operational. 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. Click here for further information and download links.

Blogs! Keep up to speed with all things Fringe.

Become a Fringe Friend! Always a good time to become a Fringe Friend with 10% off ticket prices! Read our blog.

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 are delighted that the Opera House is entertaining 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.