7 to 25 July 2021
Buxton Festival Fringe was started in 1980 to run concurrently with the opera-based Buxton International Festival. This open access arts event, one of the largest fringe festivals in England, provides a showcase for performers of all kinds in a variety of venues with many using it as a springboard for the Edinburgh Fringe. Dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and children’s events are just some of the forms that have appeared. The Fringe has a respected and professional image with a comprehensive website, free Fringe App, full colour printed programme, reviews, awards and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter presence.
Following the success of the biggest ever Buxton Fringe – a special Fringe40 event in 2019 with nearly 220 entries – the Fringe rose to the challenge of COVID with a mainly online event attracting over 100 entries in 2020. The 2021 Fringe is going ahead with many live events, both indoor and outdoor, as well as an online component. Entries are being accepted right up to the start of the Fringe. Around 100 have already signed up. A printed information guide will replace the traditional listings programme this year. All live events will be subject to any COVID restrictions in July. See the Take Part section of our website for advice and venues information.
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