FRINGE LATEST! We are now looking forward to Fringe 2016. Dates have been confirmed as Wednesday July 6th to Sunday July 24th with entries opening on December 1st.Read more of our Fringe news

about us


Buxton Fringe is a vibrant open arts festival staged annually in July. We provide a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in all sorts of exciting venues.

host an event


Why not bring the buzz and excitement of the Fringe to your venue? Our performers and artists are looking for spaces across Buxton and beyond.

support us


We offer fantastic opportunities for volunteers at a large established arts festival. Or you could support us by becoming one of our Fringe Friends, and even by funding us.

contact us


Keep up to date by following us on twitter, liking our facebook page for key events and news, reading our blog for behind the scenes insights or contacting us directly.

take part


Want to perform or exhibit in the Fringe? We can offer you a national platform for dance, cinema, music, poetry, comedy, film, art, magic and much more.

community links


A core part of our Fringe philosophy is that the arts are for all and we are keen to bring them to a wider audience across our local community.

news and photos


Writing about our many exciting activities? Or simply interested in seeing more? Try our news and press releases plus our galleries with photos, videos and audios.



Take a look at the Buxton Fringe from its beginnings in 1980 through to today. We have interviews with key players, programme cover artwork and an archive full to bursting.

what's on


We are one of the largest open access arts festivals in the UK. Find out what's on and how to buy tickets, plan your Fringe-going and read our reviews.

With thanks to our sponsor: university of derby

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