Buxton Festival Fringe

3 to 21 July 2024

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 X presence.

Last year’s Fringe featured 192 events and ticket sales up by 31% on the year before indicating a return to form after the trials of COVID. Entries are now coming in for the 45th Buxton Fringe with managed venue The Green Man Gallery already reporting that its ground floor space is fully booked. Fringe-organised events will once again include Fringe Sunday, a free showcase on July 7th at the Bandstand in the Pavilion Gardens, and Fringe on Friday – two relaxed afternoons of performance extracts on the Bandstand on July 5th and 12th. The Fringe will also take to the streets with its own orange float on Carnival Day on July 13th. The Fringe believes that the arts are for all and is proud of its friendly reputation and community links initiatives.

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For more information please visit Buxton Festival Fringe
Email: info@buxtonfringe.org.uk
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Fringe Carnival float