How to buy tickets

All you need to know about Fringe ticketing.

credit: Conor Muir-Cochrane

Buying tickets is easy as each event has its own booking information detailed on each event listing. For many shows, you will find tickets available on the door or in advance from the act's own tickets sales outlet. Seating is usually unreserved. Look out for discounts for children or for concessions (you may need to show proof of status).

Tickets sold by Opera House

From June you can buy tickets for events marked Opera House Sales  from Buxton Opera House Box Office, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN, 01298 72190, or via their website  Box office sales at the Opera House will continue right up to the time of performance but internet sales will cease at close of business the day before. Don't forget to pick up prepaid tickets (including those sold via internet) from the Opera House Box Office before the performance! For advice on how to buy other Fringe tickets, please visit the Fringe Information Desk, NOT the Opera House.

How to buy tickets from Underground Venues

Online (from June): The fastest and easiest way is to visit UV's online box office at There you can quickly buy tickets for all shows at Underground at The Old Clubhouse and Underground at The Arts Centre Studio, at any time, with no booking or transaction fees.

In person in advance: At the main Underground Box Office, upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, Water Street, you can buy tickets for all shows at Underground's venues. The Box Office is open 4th-22nd July, from 20 minutes before the first show of the day (usually around 1pm). 

On the door: If the show isn't sold out, you can buy tickets on the door at any of Underground's venues, from at least 20 minutes before the start of every show. 

How to buy tickets from The Rotunda

Online (from April): Tickets will be available from the 1st April from The Rotunda's online box office at or via their phone line 07487 228993, which will be open between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday from the same date.

Some tickets will have a special Early Bird offer that will give a discount to people making bookings before 1st June. The Rotunda will be limiting the number of concession prices available this year to Fringe Friends, Children and Unwaged (proof of eligibility will be required) only.

On the door: The Rotunda will also accept payment on the door as last year, with the Rotunda's Box Office being set up in July in front of The Rotunda Theatre, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BE. The Rotunda will NOT be selling tickets through any other outlets, including the Opera House.

How to buy tickets from The Green Man Gallery

Tickets for shows at The Green Man Gallery go on sale on Friday 1st June and can only be bought through the venue.

In person in advance: Tickets can be bought in person at the gallery (cash, card or cheque). Please check their website at for June opening hours. During July the gallery is open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

By phone in advance: Phone 01298 937375 during gallery opening hours and pay by card. (No booking fee.)

Online: Tickets for performances at The Green Man Gallery are also available online at (10% booking fee.) Go to for ticket links.

On the door: If available, tickets can be bought on the door immediately before each performance.
Doors open between 15 and 30 minutes before the show starts. Door times are publicised in the gallery’s own listings on their website and on Facebook. Cash payment only on the door.

Please note: The gallery cannot reserve tickets without payment.

Friends' Concessions

Become a Fringe Friend and receive 10% off ticket sales! See our Friends page to sign up.

Fringe for Free 

Many of our events are absolutely free. We have listed them all here.

Accessibility information for people with disabilities

The Fringe believe that arts are for all and has a thriving Community Links scheme aiming to bring performances and workshops to people who might otherwise miss out.

The Fringe uses a wide number of venues, some more accessible than others. Our venues list offers useful information about the accessibility of key venues that are used during the Fringe as well as venue contact details for further enquiries.

High Peak Borough Council offers information about public toilets for people with disabilities here.