Buxton Festival Fringe


Buxton Festival Fringe is one of the biggest UK Fringes between Edinburgh and Brighton and features an exciting programme of theatre, comedy, music, dance, film, spoken word, street theatre, visual arts and fun for all the family. 2019 will be its 40th year.

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Festival Fringe 2019: Fringe40


The Buxton Festival Fringe 2019 will be an extended festival in celebration of its 40th year. It will run from Wednesday 3rd July to Wednesday 24th July, a full three weeks, although the Fringe Awards ceremony will take place on the final Sunday as usual.

See the news page for the latest information. Full details are on the Fringe website. buxtonfringe.org.uk.

The Fringe will be open for entries from December 1. Click here to enter.


Fringe Sunday. Image courtesy of Ian J Parkes.
Fringe programme cover 2018
Buxton Drama League's Shakespeare Jukebox 2014

More about the Fringe…

The Fringe’s longevity is the envy of many and we owe that in part to the support and sponsorship of local organisations. We work closely with the University of Derby – our long-standing sponsors – so that we can share and learn together. High Peak Borough Council and its staff at the Pavilion Gardens have also been brilliant in supporting us as has the Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust.

Buxton Festival Fringe was started in 1980 to run concurrently with the Buxton Festival. It began with 28 music entries, 6 dance entries, 5 drama entries and 17 “miscellaneous”. It has mushroomed ever since with 2018’s Fringe featuring over 180 entrants. 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 magic are just some of the forms that have appeared.  The Fringe has a respected and professional image with full colour printed programme, reviews, awards and dynamic website.


For further information:

Telephone: 01298 70705 or during the Fringe itself 01298 73461
Email: info@buxtonfringe.org.uk
Website: www.buxtonfringe.org.uk


You can register your interest in the Fringe via its website free of charge and will then be kept up to date with all the developments in its programme.

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