Venues

We have a great range of venues available for performers and artists to choose from and we've set them out here, along with contact details and other information that will prove useful to both Fringe entrants and audiences.

Entrants to the Fringe are required to choose and book their own venues paying booking fees direct to the venues. 

This list has most venues that have been used during the Fringe. It is a work in progress in terms of the detail. The venues map shows where they are. Outdoor (including Busking spots) and Outreach venues are listed separately at the end. This venue list is not exhaustive and entrants are at liberty to find new venues for themselves, for example private houses have sometimes been used for exhibitions in the past.

For queries from entrants: Send Message to Venues Liaison or telephone Gemma on 01298 78182.

 

Temporary Event Notice

We have become aware that some venues may not have applied for the event licence that is necessary under the new legislation. If this is the case a Temporary Event Notice can be obtained from High Peak Borough Council. This is obtained by the entrant and costs £21. The venue may contribute to this. The form is 5 pages long but not complicated and needs to be returned at least 10 days before the event.

To enquire whether a venue has a licence, email licensing@highpeak.gov.uk

To find out more about Temporary Event Notices, go to https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/240/Temporary-event-notice-TEN

From the High Peak Borough Council website you can apply online, or downlaod a pdf of the application form. 

Paul Jackson, Licensing Officer, paul.jackson@highpeak.gov.uk  - HPBC main switchboard 0345 1297777

 


Bath Rd Church Centre

01 Bath Road Church Centre

Address:   Bath Rd, Buxton SK17 6HJ

Capacity:   60

Description:   Room of 14m x 11m with tiny stage. Kitchen available.

Additional Information:   Please be aware that this is a heavily used space, and would not be suitable for anyone trying to do a run of performances and leave stuff.

Accessibility:  There is wheelchair access on a path that narrows to 31 inches.  There are six steps down into the hall area, with two handrails. 

Toilets:   Accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.

Parking:   Pay and display parking available on the Market Place.

Charges:   £18 per hour, or charities with a registered charity number, £12 per hour

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856   buxtonparish@hotmail.com

 


02 Buxton Community School

Address:   College Road, Buxton, SK17 9EA

02a Buxton Community School  - Drama Studio

02b Buxton Community School - Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Capacity:

Description:   The dance studio is a new, purpose-built space 20m x 20m with a sprung floor and one fully mirrored wall. Seating can be arranged.

Additional Information:   Both spaces are in use during the school day and is generally available from 5pm and at weekends.

Accessibility:   Disabled access i.e. ramps and chair lifts throughout the school.

Toilets:  Accessible toilets are available.

Parking:   Car parking available from the College Road entrance..

Charges:  Price on application - both access and charges are negotiable, particularly if performances/workshops for the school can be offered.

Contact:   Paul Thompson, Site Manager  01298 23122    paul.thompson@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk

 


 

University of Derby Dome

04 University of Derby Buxton

Address:   1 Devonshire Road, Buxton. SK17 6RY

The Dome

https://www.devonshiredome.co.uk/conferencing-events/

Accessibility:   Ground floor is accessible.  Hearing loop available. 

Toilets:   Accessible toilet on ground floor.

Charges:   £500 per day/evening.

Devonshire Suite

Description:   Rooms DO/16, DO/17 and DO/18 are known as the Devonshire Suite or Triple Rooms. They have sound proof partition between each room.  They can be opened up together to make a larger space.

Capacity:    Opened up together they will seat 300 theatre style. DO/16 and 18 will seat 40 theatre style and DO/17 will seat 140 theatre style.

Additional Information:   Built-in PA system, DPU and screen, Video and DVD.

Accessibility:  All rooms are on the ground floor.  Hearing loop available.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet on ground floor.

Charges:   £100 per room. The price for all three rooms would be £300.00.

Lecture Theatre

Description:   DOG04 is a lecture theatre style room.

Capacity:  110

Additional Information:   Full AV and screen - also has full demonstration cookery facilities.

Accessibility:  All rooms are on the ground floor.  Hearing loop available.

Toilets:  Accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Charges:   £250.00 per day/evening.
 

Various other smaller rooms may also be available, suitable for audiences of 20 - 40 from £100.

Parking:   Some local street parking, pay and display at The Crescent and Pavilion Gardens.

Contact:   Christine Sweetmore   c.sweetmore@derby.ac.uk

 


Buxton Library

05 Buxton Library

Address:   Kents Bank Rd, Buxton SK17 9HW

Capacity:   Seats 35 comfortably.

Description:  Library Meeting Room.  Approximately 8m square, but space is limited by computer resources.

Additional Information:   There is no specialist performance equipment. Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am - 5.30pm. 

Accessibility:   The library is fully wheelchair accessible.  There is a hearing loop available on request.

Toilets:  A toilet is available for public use.  There is no accessible cubicle.  

Parking:   There is a large car park but this may be busy during the day in the week. Street parking available in the area.

Charges:   From £7.20 to £15.60 per hour during the day, but may be more expensive after 7pm in the evening. Cheaper rates may be negotiated for local community groups.

Contact:   Pauline Lowe 01629 533 460 buxton.library@derbyshire.gov.uk

 


06 Buxton Methodist Church

Address:   Chapel Street, SK17 6HX

The Methodist Church is situated on the Market Place.  Inside, there are two spaces available during the Fringe period.  Both spaces have access to tea-making facilities.  Alcohol and gambling are not permitted on our premises.  During the week of the fair bookings are not taken due to noise disturbance.

 

BMC Church

06a Buxton Methodist Church - Church

Capacity:   Up to 220 on flexible seating (i.e. not pews).

Description:   This is a large space with a balcony and raised chancel area suitable for performances.

Additional Information:   There are fixed lights to the chancel area and a PA system with a wired and a radio mic.  A good grand piano is available by arrangement and additional charge.  Access to tea-making facilities. 

Groups considering the Church as a venue for speech and drama should discuss the acoustics with the venue directly before confirming a booking.

Accessibility:  Stepped at main entrance but also access via a wheelchair ramp.  Induction loop system.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet available.

Charges:   £40 per hour     Piano hire:   £31.50 per booking
 

06b Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall

Capacity: This space holds 100.

Additional Information:   A good upright piano is available but there is no specialist performance equipment.  Access to tea-making facilities.

Accessibility:   Fully accessible.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is on this floor.

Charges:   £25 per hour      

 

Parking:   There is pay and display parking adjacent to the church except during the week of the fair.  Performers may be able to park on church property by arrangement.

Contact:   Helen Whaley 01298 27065 e-mail: bookings@buxtonmethodist.co.uk www.buxtonmethodistchurch.org.uk

 
 



 

Scrivener's

 

11 Scrivener's Bookshop

Address:   42 High St, Buxton SK17 6HB

Capacity:   There is just about room for a small poet, musician, actors or performers and a family-size audience (up to 12).  

Description:   Scivener's is a Second-hand and Antiquarian bookshop on five floors. 

Additonal Information:   We've had exhibitions, bands, book-signings, storytellers, theatre (seated and promenade) and we're always willing to try something new!

Accessibility:   Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access. Step to front door and steep staircase within.

Toilets:   Toilet available.

Parking:   Pay and display at the Market Place, some street parking.

Charges:   Negotiated to cover staff costs.

Contact:   Miranda Midlane 01298 73100 or scrivbooks@hotmail.co.uk

 

16 53 Degrees North

Venue 16 - 53 Degrees North

Address: 8a Hall Bank, Buxton SK17 6EW (Just off Market Place)

Capacity:   40

Description:   Long friendly room with Bar and Food

Additional Information:   Suitable for small group/Folk/Storytelling.  No Sound or Lighting Systems.

Accessibility:   Wheelchair access

Toilets:  Yes

 Parking:   Local side streets/Market Place, Pay & Dispaly or opposite in the Slopes Pay & Display Car Park

Charges:   Negotiable

Contact:   Emma Blackwood 07792 359 979

Website under construction

 

Venue 21 - Old Clubhouse

21 Underground at The Clubhouse

Address:   3 Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN

Capacity:   70-80

The bar space is also available for use by low-tech, informal acts such as spoken word, acoustic music, non-tech-heavy stand-up, site-specific work and shows for young children.

Description:   Underground Venues is an award-winning venue group now in their fifteenth year at the Buxton Fringe. In 2020, they are running two spaces - The Clubhouse and the Arts Centre Studio, both in the very centre of Buxton, seconds from the Opera House and Fringe Desk.

The Clubhouse is at the very heart of the Buxton Fringe, and has been a popular performance space for many years. In 2017 it became Underground's new base, with a custom-built theatre, all-day box office / information desk and dedicated Fringe bar.

Addidional Information:   The theatre space is a custom-built, end-on theatre with raised stage and slight thrust. Entrances stage left and right. Full theatre lighting and sound capabilities and projection are all available. It is suitable for all theatre, comedy and music acts, apart from larger-scale theatre or those requiring more than 80 capacity - for those see the Arts Centre Studio below.

As a managed venue, Underground provide not only a fully equipped performance space but also help and advice in the run-up and during the Fringe. They actively curate a balanced programme of shows from different genres and backgrounds, with a particular focus on theatre, new writing, stand-up comedy, family shows, and art forms or voices not often represented in the North West.

Accessiblity:  The venue is entered via four steps from street level but a ramp is available for step-free access.The box office, bar and performance space within the venue are step- free. Seating within the theatre can be easily moved to make space for wheelchairs, extra legroom etc. Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatre. Complimentary tickets are available to carers/helpers.  Other access requests are welcomed.

The stage in the theatre does not have step-free access.  Please get in touch with any access queries.

Toilets:   There is an accessible toilet in the Old Clubhouse, although it is not on the same floor as the theatre.  This is accessed by heading to the main entrance to the pub, which also has a step-free route.

Parking: Pay and display on street. Some free on-street parking nearby

Entrants must apply through Underground's website - www.underthefringe.com - rather than registering with the Fringe.

Early February - Applications open for Underground Venues
20 March - Deadline to apply
23-31 March - We programme the majority of acts and submit details to the Fringe.
12 April - Last minute deadline for late entries.
Late April - Exact dates and times for performances are confirmed.

www.underthefringe.com
www.facebook.com/underthefringe
www.twitter.com/underthefringe

Contact:   info@underthefringe.com 

  


 

Hydro Café

22 Hydro Restaurant & Bar

Address:   75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BJ

Capacity:   Maximum capacity is 50 (depending on layout). 

Description:   A retro cafe, bar and restaurant with a great atmosphere, that has hosted a wide variety of shows over the past ten years.  

Additional Information:   We can provide chairs and tables (optional) in cabaret style or in rows.  Bar is licensed till 11 pm - drinks and nibbles available.  We do not have specialist lighting.  PA available at extra cost.

Accessibility:   There is one step in the entrance - otherwise level.

Toilets:    

Parking:   Pay and Display parking off Bridge Street and in Waitrose Car park opposite for 300 cars and at the end of Spring Gardens.

Charges:   Negotiable between £30-£60 depending on time / duration of hire and audience numbers. Profit-share possible on ticket sales.

Contact:   Sam, 07547 444636 or 01298 79065   info@thehydrocafe.com

Website:   www.thehydrocafe.com  


 

Buxton Brewery Cellar

23 The Old Courthouse

23a Buxton Brewery Cellar Bar

Address:   The Old Court House, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AY

Capacity:   50

Description:   Buxton Brewery Cellar will suit as a great environment for a variety of live music. A characterful setting, it boasts beautiful open brickwork, arched ceilings, large windows and an outdoor seating area.

Additional Information:   Performances are welcomed mid-week, from any time after  7pm.  Please note, we are a non-ticketed venue.  Visits warmly welcomed.  

Buxton Brewery Cellar opened its doors in 2018.  The bar has 12 kegs taps and 2 cask taps, each one dedicated to beer from the local Buxton Brewery.  It also sells a selection of artisanal wines and spirits, including the locally-made Buxton Gin.

Accessibility:   Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet

Parking:   Pay and display car parking is available just outside the venue, Pavilion Gardens Car Park, the Market Place and in front of The Old Hall Hotel.  Parking is free after 6pm.

Contact:  Mary Mason  07926855428 mary@buxtonbrewery.co.uk

 

 

Buxton Brewery Tap House

23b Buxton Brewery Tap House

 

Address: The Old Court House, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AY

Capacity:   100

Description:   Buxton Brewery Tap House opened its doors in 2013.  The bar has 16 kegs taps and 2 task taps, each one dedicated to berr from the local Buxton Brewery. It also stocks a wide selection of artisan wines and spirits and a varierty of hot drinks.

Additional Infofmation:   Buxton Brewery Tap House has a big open space with floor to ceiling, street side windows.  To the rear of the building there are also large french windows that look out towards the Crescent Hotel. It will suit as a great environment for live music and can cater for large-ish musical acts. Food is served until 9pm, therefore we request live music acts begin after the dinner service - approximately 9.30pm.

Please note, we are a non-ticketed venue. Visits warmly welcomed.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Toilets:   Accessible toilet

Parking:   Pay and display car parking is available just outside the venue, Pavilion Gardens Car Park, the Market Place and in front of The Old Hall Hotel.  Parking is free after 6pm.

Contact:   Mary Mason 07926855428 mary@buxtonbrewery.co.uk  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

30 High Peak Bookstore and Cafe

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe

Address:   Ashbourne Road, SK17 9PY

Location:   Three miles south of Buxton on A515 Ashbourne road (5 minutes by car).

Capacity:   50

Description:.  A large bookshop, with a comfortable, welcoming cafe and bar within. We are looking to expand the entertainments we offer, so please contact us to discuss your needs. 

Additional Information:   We have a flexible space that can be used in a variety of ways. We can accommodate a range of events from small, intimate spoken performances to larger musical gigs. We currently host music and family events and are fully licensed for alcohol, music and performance.  Please note that a Temporary Event Notice is not needed for our venue.

A stage area and a PA system are available.

Accessibility:  Ramped entrance, level within, good wheelchair access.

Toilets:   Baby changing and accessible toilets.

Parking:  Ample car parking on site.  

Charges:   £20 per hour.

Contact:  Louisa McPhie 01298 71017 / 07888674404   louisa@bookstore-derbyshire.co.uk    www.highpeakbookstore.co.uk

 


31 Old Hall Hotel

Address:   The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD.

The Old Hall Hotel is unable to offer venue space for 2020 due to the ongoing Crescent re-development.  Do drop in for refreshments, though!

 


 
 

Small Suite

32 The Palace Hotel

Address:   Palace Rd, Buxton SK17 6AG.

Capacity:   Theatre capacity from 20 to 350. Cabaret capacity from 10 to 220.

Description:   Historic hotel with 187 bedrooms, gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, beauty rooms, restaurant, lounge/bar snacks available all day, conservatory.

Additional Information:   Eight function rooms ranging from 56.4 metres square to 404 metres square. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Accessibility:   Ramp access into the building.  Ground floor fully wheelchair accessible, all but one function room is on the ground floor.  Lift access to the majority of bedrooms.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet is located in the main hotel reception.

Parking:   Car park with 122 spaces (complimentary parking for customers attending events).

Charges:   Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Contact:   The Events Team tel: 01298 22001option3   email: events753@britanniahotels.com

 

 


Pavilion Gardens

33 Pavilion Gardens

Address:   St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6XN.

The Pavilion Gardens complex is adjacent to the Opera House.

Accessibility:    Access indoors is level throughout, with disabled toilets, except for the first floor Art Cafe.  There is a wheelchair lift up to the Pavilion Arts Centre foyer.

Toilets:   Accessible toilets in Pavilion Arts Centre and Pavilion Kitchen

We are unable to host any indoor events this year but, as usual, we will be hosting the Fringe Festival Office in the Conservatory and Fringe at Five in the Pavilion Gardens.

We will aslo be happy to welcome any performers who would like to use the the promenade or the Conservatory (subject to agreement) for impromptu perormances advertising their shows.

Our building has undergone a major refurbishment so pop into our new Pavilion Kitchen or Tea Rooms for some refreshment or visit our new Retail Arcade. 

Looking forward to seeing you in July.

Contact: 01298 23114  pavilion.gardens@parkwood-leisure.co.uk 

 

33a The Bandstand (see Outdoor Venues)

Used in the summer for brass band concerts, performances and civil weddings.
 

33k Rotunda

Pavilion Gardens Rotunda

Address:   Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Capacity:   Seating for up to 120 people

Description:   A pop-up theatre space housed in a geodesic dome measuring 14m across, complete with lighting and sound facilities.  A semi-thrust stage of 6m x 5m.  

Technician available for get-ins and get-outs.  Box office facility provided.  

Additional Information:   A brochure/publicity fee will be required.  Please go to www.rotundatheatre.com or enquire for further details.

Accessiblity:   The Rotunda Theatre's entrance is wheelchair accessible.  There are no seating reservations/allocations except for patrons with a disability.  If audiences require a wheelchair space or have any other access needs, please feel free to contact the Rotunda Theatre.

Toilets:  Nearest public toilets, including accessible toilet, a short distance away in Pavilion Gardens.

Contact:   As we are a pop-up venue, we prefer to be contacted by email - info@rotundatheatre.com  The nature of our work means that there may be a delay in returning calls - 07833538318

 

 

 

34 Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Address:   Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH

Poole's Cavern Situated half a mile south of the town centre along Green Lane or Temple Rd.

 

34 The Cave

Capacity:  For comfort and safety, audiences should not exceed 40 persons, but suits promenade performances.

Description:   The Cavern holds guided heritage and educational tours of up to 30 people at a time. Tours are around 50 minutes in duration and operate at 20 minute intervals each day. The cavern therefore is not suitable for daytime performances. 

Additional Information:   The cavern can be hired for evening performances up to 10 pm. The cavern lighting is pre-programmed for the heritage tours. Re-programming for event lighting may be possible with consultation in advance. Waterproof power points are available through the cavern.

The cavern contains a seasonal stream which is normally not present in summer but can flow after heavy rain, this makes the cavern a very noisy environment. The cavern is a constant 7 degrees Celsius with high humidity and rain drips constantly. String and woodwind instruments may be difficult to keep in tune and audience comfort should be considered with event duration, 1 hour approx.

Accessibility:   The venue is an active natural limestone cave and therefore has associated hurdles to overcome. A well-maintained level path stretches to the end of the cavern with unassisted wheelchair access to the Main Chamber, approx. one third of the way in. There are a total of 26 steps but not all in one place.

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets available in the Visitor Centre, including an accessible toilet.

Parking:  Free designated parking is available for disabled visitors.  Pay and Display car park on site.

 

34c The Visitor Centre

Capacity:  Can seat up to 50 people.

Description:  The café area of the visitor centre can be hired for evening performances and is suitable for musical or spoken word events.

Additional Information:  Seating can be arranged to suit the performer.

Accessibility:   The cafe is on the ground floor and is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

Toilets:   There are ground-level toilets available in the Visitor Center, including an accessible toilet.

Parking:   Free designated parking is available for disabled visitors.  Pay and Display car park on site.

 

94 The Country Park - Grinlow Woods

Description:   The woodland trails cover 100 acres of woodland with several possible circular or linear routes for storytelling or acrobatic performances.

Additional Information:   The woodland has free public access and public rights of way whic must not be obstructed. A school room at the visitor centre may be used for workshops or reception/ticketing for woodland events. Suitable for daytime or evening events.

Accessibility:   The woodland trails start from the car park at Poole's Cavern.  The woods are on a hill which rises 100m from car park to summit.  There are steps and steep sections of path on most routes.  

Parking:   Free dedicated parking is available for disabled visitors. Pay and Display car park on site.

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets including an accessible toilet in the Visitor Centre.  These are open from 9.30 to 5pm daily.



Charges:   Vary depending on type of performance, above/below ground etc.

Contact:   Alan Walker 01298 26978  info@poolescavern.co.uk

Web: http://www.poolescavern.co.uk

 

 


40 St John's Church

High Peak Orchestra in St John's

Address:   St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6XN

Capacity:   200-400

Description:   This beautiful church has a 40ft by 20ft performance area  which can be extended (but this would reduce audience capacity).  

Additional Information:   A certain amount of staging is available to hire for performances.  There are options for both flat platforms and also tiered seating (for performers only - not audience).  There is a piano for fire (plus charge for tuning if required) and a Wm Hill Organ available.  There is also a kitchen preparation area.

Its wonderful acoustic makes it the perfect venue for the broadcast Festival masses.

Some dates during the Buxton International Festival may be available, please enquire.

Accessibility:   Ramp up to level floor.

Toilets:  Toilets at ground floor level.

Parking:   Pay and Display car park opposite, accessed from Burlington Road, some on-street parking.

Charges:   *2020 CHARGES TO BE CONFIRMED, PLEASE CHECK ON APPLICATION*

1.   For concerts and other events with an afternoon rehearsal or the equivalent when the hire commences no earlier than 1pm and finishes no later than11pm (including setting up and clearing up time)   2018 WAS £400

2.   For concerts and other events with a paying audience when the total duration of the hire does not exceed 3 hours 2018 WAS *£200  Any additional time will be charged at the rate of *£25 per half hour or part thereof.

3.   Educational or participatory events, where services are provided to children of school age and where there is no paying audience *£30 per hour.

4.   The charge for any other hires, not falling within the above categories, are by negotiation with the Churchwardens, through the Booking Officer.

Contact:  Alan Atkinson   alanatkinson1@btinternet.com   07805173181

 


St Mary's Church Easter 2002

41 St Mary's Church

Address:   Dale Road, Buxton SK17 6NL

Capacity:   200 people in pews and the choir stalls.

Description:   This beautiful Grade II listed, Arts and Crafts-stye church was built in 1917. It is suitable for music and drama performances.  

Additional Information:  The Church has a PA system with stand/hand-held microphones.  There are two separate vestries which can be used to store equipment or for rehearsals, plus an organ and a piano.

Accessibilty:   Wheelchair access and a hearing loop.

Toilets:   The toilet is on the ground floor, but is not an adapted facility.

Parking:   A small car park, plus local on-street parking.

Charges:   £25 per hour

Contact:   Jill Hulme  tel: 07913278514   email: jlhpr@talktalk.net

 


St. Peter's Church

42 St Peter's Church and Hall

Address:   St Peter's Rd, Buxton SK17 7EA.

 

42a St Peter's Church: Church

Capacity:  200 in pews.

Description:  The church is suitable for music and drama performances.

Contact:   Mrs Marion Wright  tel: 01298 938619   email: marionwright716@gmail.com 

 

42b St Peter's Church: Hall

Description:  The Church Hall is approx. 50 feet long and 25 feet wide and has a stage.  It is suitable for rehearsals and/or performances.

Accesibility:   The hall is accessible.

Toilets:   Three toilets available.

Charges:   £10 per hour.

Contact:   Mrs Christine Tunnicliffe 01298 22429

Website: www.stpetersfairfield.org.uk

We have a facebook page for the church: www.facebook.com/stpetersfairfield

 

43 South 16

Address:   9 Market Street, Buxton SK17 6JY

Capacity:   40

Description:   Situated just off the Market Place, South 16 is a brand new restaurant venue, available for hire during the 2020 Fringe.  The restaurant specialises in tapas from Spain, Portugal and Mexico, many with a vegan twist.

Additional Information:   The room feels very friendly and seats 40 comfortably and would be perfect for poetry, storytelling, comedy, cabaret, folk music or jazz. Seating id flexible to meet your requirements.  If required, renters would need to provide their own sound systems, lights or stage.

Charges:   Negotiable: please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Accessibility:   Wheelchair access into the room, but unfortunately no accessible toilet.

Parking:   Pay and display car parks (charges 9am-6pm) on Market Place and Market Street, limited on-street parking.

Contact:   Nuno tel: 01298 73467   mob: 07917 028452   email: info@south16.com

 

51 Buxton Working Men's Club

PsychicBread at the Working Men's Club (credit: Anna Kerr)

Address:   15 Lightwood Rd, Buxton SK17 7BJ

Capacity:   Approximately 140 (depending on seating arrangements)

Description:   Large concert room with seating.

Additional Information:   We have a stage, lighting, sound system, and small backstage areas. We are fully licensed and seating can be flexible - rows/nightclub/in-the-round.  This flexibility means our venue is suitable for a wide variety of events, from bands to family events to traditional seating for plays.  We are situated a short walk from the town centre.  We are a friendly and accommodating venue, so please do contact us to discuss your needs.  Find out more about us on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BuxtonWMC/

Accessiblity:  We have a temporary ramp that can be used.

Toilets:  We do not have an accessible toilet, but the toilets are on the same level as the concert room.

Parking:   We do not have parking, but are situated only a short walk from the town centre.

Charges:   £25 a session, plus the charge of a Temporary Event Notice (£21) - please note, this charge may be shared if we have a number of bookings.

Contact:   Claire Mitchell 07565165059  buxtonwmc@outlook.com

 

 

AMP Buxton

52 A.M.P. Buxton

Address:   15 Eagle Parade, Buxton SK17 6EQ

Capacity:   Downstairs space: 175   Upstairs space: 180-200

Description:   Performance venue ideal for music, poetry, comedy, recitals, etc.  Downstairs space has stage and full PA with monitors.

Additional Information:   Fully licensed.

Accessibility:   Easy access for disabled guests downstairs. Accessible toilet.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet downstairs.

Parking:   Pay and Display on the Market Place (outside Fair week, mid-July), Pay and Display on The Slopes, some on-street parking locally.

Charges:   Negotiable depending on upstairs or downstairs space and day/time booked.

Contact: Christopher Buckley   mrbucko77@hotmail.com  07880594604    https://www.facebook.com/AMPBuxton

 
 

Burbage Institute

53 Burbage Institute

Address:  Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL

Capacity:   Can seat 100 in the main hall which has a stage with curtains.  Also 2nd smaller room.

Description:   The hall is a large room where a variety of arrangements of performance areas are possible.

Additional Information:  There is a kitchen.  (NB picture shows visiting theatre company's own lighting equipment: it is not supplied by the hall.)   Please note that the Institute is heavily used and is not usually available except for weekends or the odd day/evening.

Accessibility:   All areas accessible.

Toilets:   Several toilets including an accessible toilet.

Parking:   On-street only in this residential area. Please park considerately.

Charges:   £11/hour

Contact:   Alan Garlick 01298 79548  (37 Holmfield, Burbage SK17 9DF)

 


55 United Reformed Church

Address:   Hardwick Square East, Buxton SK17 6PT

A few minutes walk from the Opera House.  Three rooms are available for hire with use of kitchen.  Alcohol is not permitted.

 

United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church

United Reformed Church - 55a - Purple Room

Church Description:   7m x 15m  Fully carpeted. Movable chairs. Raised dais at end.  Fully restored 19th century Broadwood grand piano - said to be 'the best piano in Buxton'. Good acoustic.  Also Yamaha Clavinova. 

Additional Information:  50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on website: www.buxtonurc.org.uk

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into the small hall/coffee room which can be used as an access route for other rooms, providing the room is not in use.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £15 per hour.

 

United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall

United Reformed Church - 55b - Main Hall (Green Room)

Description:   8m x 9m  

Additional Information:   50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separeately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on request.  Upright piano

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into the small hall/coffee room which can be used as an access route for other rooms, providing the room is not in use.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £15 per hour.

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United Reformed Church - Blue Room

United Reformed Church - 55c - Small Hall (Coffee Room)

Description:   11m x 4m

Additional Information:   50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separeately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on request.  Upright piano

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into this room.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £10 per hour.

 

Contact:   Lesley Caddy:  Email BuxtonURClettings@gmail.com, voicemail/text 07487516950 or go to church website www.buxtonurc.org.uk.

 

60 The Eagle Pub

Venue 60 - Eagle Hotel

Address: The Market Place, Buxton SK17 6EQ (opposite Market Place)

Capacity:   40

Description:   Friendly room and Bar with small stage at one end.  (Pool table is moved to the side).

Additional Information:   History of hosting bands.  Suitable for small groups/storytelling. No sound or lighting systems.

Accessibility:  Easy access for wheelchair users.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet available

Parking:   Local side streets/or opposite on Market Place, Pay & Display.

Charges:   Negotiable  

Contact:   Fiona 01298 938157 Mobile:  07971263913

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74 Underground at the Arts Centre Studio

Arts Centre Studio

Address:   St John's Road / Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Capacity:   93

Description:  Underground Venues is an award-winning venue group now in their fifteenth year at the Buxton Fringe.

In 2020, they are running two spaces - The Clubhouse and the Arts Centre Studio, both in the very centre of Buxton, seconds from the Opera House and Fringe Desk.

Additional Information:   As a managed venue, Underground provide not only a fully equipped performance space but also help and advice in the run-up and during the Fringe. They actively curate a balanced programme of shows from different genres and backgrounds, with a particular focus on theatre, new writing, stand-up comedy, family shows, nd art forms or voices not often represented in the North West.

The Arts Centre Studio is a state-of-the-art studio theatre, built in 2011, and as the studio for the Buxton Opera House. It offers opportunities for larger scale theatre, comedy and dance, with large cast or set, or needing greater technical capabilities or greater audience capacity.

Playing space is approx. 6m x 5m with movable hanging tabs for flexible entrances or more performance area. Tiered theatre seating in an end-on formation. Full theatre lighting and sound capabilities and projection are all available. Dressing rooms below stage and storage space available.

Accessibility:   Step-free access from street level to box office, theatre and bar.  Seats on the front row are easily removable for wheelchairs or other access needs. Step-free access to the stage for performers, although the dressing rooms for performers are below the stage, down a flight of stairs.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatre. Complimantary tickets are available to careres/helpers.  Other access requests are welcomed. 

Toilets:  

Parking: In the nearby Pavilion Gardens car-park (free after 6pm) or on St John's Road. Other free parking a short walk away. Unloading possible outside the venue.

Entrants must apply through Underground's website - www.underthefringe.com - rather than registering with the Fringe.

Early February - Applications open for Underground Venues
20 March - Deadline to apply
23-31 March - We programme the majority of acts and submit details to the Fringe.
12 April - Last minute deadline for late entries.
Late April - Exact dates and times for performances are confirmed.

www.underthefringe.com
www.facebook.com/underthefringe
www.twitter.com/underthefringe

Contact: info@underthefringe.com 

 

79 Buxton Conservative Club

Buxton Conservative Club

Address:   3/5 Concert Place, Buxton, SK17 6EE

Capacity:   The Function Room will accommodate up to 60-80 people seated.

Description:  The Conservative Club is situated close to the Market Place.  Please telephone for availability.

Additional Information:  We have a built-in sound system. There is an artistes changing room with toilet.  We have a licensed bar, but extra staff would be charged for.

Accessibiliity:   Unfortunately, no wheelchair access. Small step within the Function Room.

Parking:   Pay and Display car parking on the Market Place. Limited on-street parking.

Charges:   Negotiable

Contact:   Steve Williams or Katherine Williams 01298 23157  during licensing hours 11am-3pm or 7pm-11pm   buxtonconservativeclub@gmail.com 

 
 

84 The Pump Room

The Pump Room

Address:   The Crescent, Buxton SK17 6BQ

Capacity:  80

Description:   The Grade II listed Victorian Pump Room opposite the magnificent Grade I Crescent was constructed in 1894. This light and inspiring heritage venue is in the heart of Buxton, within walking distance of the railway station, a University of Derby campus, the Opera House and the Pavilion Gardens.

90 sq. metres of floor space: theatre, boardroom, horseshoe, classroom and cabaret style set up possible.

Additional Information: Available for hire for evening events.  Three trestle tables, projector screen and laptop, sound system (MP3 players), 14 plug sockets. Small annex/store room. Sunken oval pool at rear of space. Music licence held by Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust.

Accessibility: Two large main entrances opposite the Crescent.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet.

Parking: Pay and display parking nearby, Pavilion Gardens car park.

Charges: Per hour from 6pm - £100; For evening from 6-11pm - £250; Projector and screen - £20.

Contact: Liz Mackenzie 01298 338441 lmackenzie@buxtoncrescent.com / www.buxtoncrescenttrust.org

 

85 Christ Church, Burbage

Address:   St John's Road, Buxton, SK17 6UB

Capacity:   200

Description:   Christ Church is an atmospheric space with excellent acoustics, especially suitable for musical concerts, recitals, spoken word events or exhibitions. It has been host to many successful brass band concerts. Audience capacity is up to 200 seated on fixed pews. No specialist lighting. Movable microphones available. Refreshments can be arranged if required.

Accessibility:   Wheelchair access throughout public areas; cars can drop off at the door. Hearing induction loop.

Toilets:   Adapted toilet with wide door.

Parking:   Limited parking on site. Street parking in surrounding residential area - please park considerately.

Charges:   On application.

Contact:   Anne Wood   Tel. 01298 938152   Email anne.keith.wood@talktalk.net 


86 The Green Man Gallery

 

The Green Man Gallery - Ground Floor Gallery

86a The Green Man Gallery, Ground Floor 

Address:   Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton SK17 6PY

Capacity:   60 in rows or 45 at cafe table seating.

Description:   A former ballroom, the ground floor of The Green Man provides an intimate venue with superb, large-room acoustics.  There is a corner stage, but the space can be used flexibly depending on the nature of the performance.  Used as a venue throughout the year, the gallery is popular with touring musicians and also regularly hosts small-scale theatre and spoken word performances.  The acoustics are particularly good for folk, acoustic, jazz and classical music.  There is a baby grand piano which can be used fo a small extra fee.

Seating:   Approximately a quarter of the ballroom is transformed into a venue for evening performances with either chairs in rows (max. 60) or cafe table seating (max. 45).  The rest of the room is taken up by fixed display screens exhibiting artwork.

Available for performances outside gallery opening hours between 6pm and 10pm.

Download detailed venue information here: https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/buxton-festival-fringe-2020.html  

Additional Information: The Green Man is an independent gallery and arts centre housed in a large Victorian building behind Buxton Museum; easy to find thanks to its central location.  It is managed and run by local artists and community volunteers and is popular with locals and visitors alike.  

It is a managed venue, which gives excellent support to performers and companies bringing shows to the Fringe, including Box Office services, Front of House management and additional promotion.  >

The Ground Floor Gallery is ideal for small-scale theatre, music, spoken work, comedy and cabaret.

The Green Man Gallery - Ground Floor Gallery again

Charges:   £30 for shows up to one hour or £45 for full length show with interval.  Discounts for block bookings.


Accessibility:   The ground floor (but not the stage) is accessible to wheelchairs.  See gallery website for detailed access information.   http://www.thegreenmangallery.com

Toilets:   On the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair.  However, there is no adapted toilet cubicle.

Parking:   A small number of parking spaces at the gallery.  Pay and Display parking on the Market Place.  Street parking nearby.

Contact:   Caroline Small (Events Manager) hello@thegreenmangallery.com 

 
The Green Man Gallery - Workshop Room

86b The Green Man Gallery - Workshop Room

Address:   Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton SK17 6PY

Capacity:   25

Description:   A large, light bay-windowed room up one flight of stairs on the mezzanine floor. (No lift.) The room is a flexible 'empty space' with good acoustics, thanks to its high ceiling and hard flooring.  Suitable for very small-scale theatre such as one-person shows, storytelling and other spoken word performances, children's events, small-scale musical performances, workshops, classes and rehearsals.

Seating:   Folding chairs can be arranged flexibly for performances (e.g. end-on or traverse layout. (Capacity will depend on the layout.)

Available for performances of up to 60 minutes during gallery opening hours and in the evening.  NB this room is used regularly for classes, workshops and rehearsals, but the gallery will do its best to accommodate your show if they can.Download detailed venue information here: https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/buxton-festival-fringe-2020.html  

Additional Information:   The Green Man is an independent gallery and arts centre housed in a large Victorian building behind Buxton Museum; easy to find thanks to its central location.  It is managed and run by local artists and community volunteers and is popular with locals and visitors alike.  

It is a managed venue, which gives excellent support to performers and companies bringing shows to the Fringe, including Box Office services, Front of House management and additional promotion. 

Accessibility:   One flight of stairs, plus two additional steps.  See gallery website for detailed access information. http://www.thegreenmangallery.com

Toilets:   On the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair.  However, there is no adapted toilet cubicle.
 
Parking:   A small number of parking spaces at the gallery.  Pay and display parking on the Market Place. Limited on-street parking nearby.
The Green Man Gallery - Workshop Room again

Charges:   £30 for shows up to one hour, with diiscounts for block bookings.  £15 per hour for workshops.  £10 per hour for rehearsals.

Contact:   Caroline Small (Events Manager)   hello@thegreenmangallery.com  


 

91 Lee Wood Hotel - Best Western

Best Western Lee Wood Hotel

Address:  The Park, Manchester Road, Buxton, SK17 6TQ

Capacity:   We have five rooms available, with differing audience capacities and potential layouts.

Description:   Here at the Best Western Lee Wood Hotel, we feel that we have the product just right with well appointed conference rooms, individually furnished bedrooms and a stylish restaurant; in fact, everything you would expect from a hotel overflowing with character.  We are a family-run hotel situation in Buxton and we have beautiful well maintained gardens, which during the summer months have been used to host gatherings or even dinner parties.

Additional Information:   If you wish to use the hotel as a performance venue then please do not hesitate in contacting either Rebecca Rose or Nicola Longden at the hotel and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements. 

Accessiblity:   All public areas are wheelchair accessible.  Lift to all floors.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet on both the ground floor and the lower ground floor.

Parking:   Some car parking available at the hotel.

Charges:   Room hire is negotiable. Charges apply for hire of technical equipment: Stage, TV & Video, Overhead Projector, LCD Projector, Flip Chart & Accessories.

Contact:   Rebecca Rose or Nicola Longden. Tel: 01298 23002, Fax: 01298 23228 or email sales@leewoodhotel.co.uk or nicola@leewoodhotel.co.uk


 

93 The Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese

Address:   37-39 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HA

Capacity:   Seats approximately 40 in the audience.

Description:   Friendly pub with space available for unticketed, low-key events, such as acoustic/folk music.  Opening hours noon to 11pm (midnight Fri & Sat).

Additional Information:   There is no PA or other equipment provided.

Accessibility:  Disabled access.  Plenty of room for wheelchairs.

Toilets:   Disabled toilet.  Baby-changing facilities.

Parking:   Small, private car park at the rear of the pub.  

Charges:   No Charge.

Contact:   Sarah Clarke  Tel: 01298 212453   email: cheshirecheese@titanicbrewery.co.uk

 
 

108 The Old Sun Inn

The Old Sun Inn

Address:   33 High Street, SK17 6HA
 
Capacity: 20
Description:   Intimate collection of small rooms and two Bars
 
Additional Information:   The Pub holds regular Open Mike sessions.
Suitable for Solo Artists/Storytelling
No Sound or Lightning Systems
 
Accessibility: Difficult steps down and small doors
 
Toilets: Not accessible toilet
Parking: Local side streets/Market Place, Pay and Display
Charges: Negotiable
 
Contact:   Emma Blackwood 07792 359979
 
 

110 The Arches

The Arches

Address:   Hogshaw Mill, Fairfield Road, SK17 7DJ 

Capacity:  Up to 75.  Seating can be arranged in a variety of ways.  The venue's capacity can vary with each type of performance.

Description:   This brick-vaulted venue was built as part of a corn mill for the Duke of Devonshire in the 1800s. The unique, intimate venue is centrally located within a flat walking distance of the Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Gardens.  We are happy to adapt the focus of our drinks and food menu to suit any occassion.

Additional Information:  The space can be used in a variety of ways.  There is a rectangular cafe area at the front of the premises.  There is also good visibility using four of the central arches.    The space is suitable for a wide range of performers, such as musicians, choirs, story-telling and theatre.  There is a small outside stage that can be used in good weather.

Initially designed as a low-cost showcase for fledging artisan business, The Arches was recently transformed into one of the area's most characterful retail outlets in the form of an Artisan Market; including a tea room, bistro and gin shop/bar known locally as 'The Gin Sling'.  The Arches offers a broad range of facilities including a venue for gatherings, workshops and events, such as our popular gin tasting sessions.

We are licensed to sell alcohol and also hold a license for both streamed and live music so there is no cost to the performer.  The venues's capacity will vary with each type of performance.  We welcome visits from those interested performing at this venue.

Accessibility:   Via slope or steps with a handrail.

Toilets:   Toilets on the ground floor.

Parking:   There is a pay and display car park opposite the location alongside some free on-street parking.

Charges:   Negotiable dependent on time/duration.  Please get in touch to discuss your needs.  We also welcome visits from those interested in performing in the venue.

Contact:   Lynne Cliff at thearchesbuxton@gmail.com Please feel free to email to arrange a meeting to come along, see the venue and have a chat to discuss your needs.

 

 

111 The London Road Inn

The London Rd InnAddress:   62-64 High Street, Buxton SK17 6HB

Capacity: 100 (standing) 30 (cabaret seating)

Description:   The London Road Inn is a fully licensed bar and live music venue catering to all genres and styles. The 19th century pub reopened in June 2018 and quickly established a reputation for original live music, hosting artists from across the UK with some acts coming as far afield as the US, Canada and Europe. The venue supports original artists.

Additional Information:  In-house PA.

Accessibility: Easy access for disabled guests.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet.

Parking: Pay and Display on the Market Place (outside Fair week, mid-July), Pay and Display on The Slopes, some on-street parking locally.

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact: Jake Randall admin@londonroadinn.co.uk  07581 471 428 / 01298 77068  https://www.facebook.com/londonroadinn

 

118 Dubbin Good Food Cafe

Venue 118 - Dubbin Good Food Cafe

Address:   1 Torr Street, Buxton, SK17 6HW (corner of Chapel Terrace) just off the Market Place

Capacity:   40

Description:   Small, intimate room.  Food and drink served until 10pm.

Additonal Information:   The room would be suitable for a solo musician/small folk group/storytelling/talks/poetry sessions.

Accessibility:   One small step with wide door.

Toilets:   Not accessible toilet.

Parking:   Local streets outside and around the corner in the Market Place pay and display.

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact:   Owner Hannah 01298 22292   website www.dubgudgrub@outlook.com

 

119 Gilbert's

Venue 119 - Gilbert's

Address:   5 High Street SK17 6ET (Opposite Market Place)

Capacity:   60 inside - also outside Yard for Summer use

Description:   Large friendly room and Bar with food available

Additional Information:   Suitable for small groups/Folk/Storytelling/Poetry. No stage or lighting, Piano available (Check about tuning)

Accessibility:   Wide entrance

Toilets:   No accessible toilet

Parking:   Local side streets or Pay & Display Market Place

Charges: Negotiable

Contact:   Marlies 01298 214071

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Venues

Buxton Festival Fringe and High Peak Borough Council are keen to work together to help anyone wishing to perform outdoors in Buxton, either as an official Fringe entry or as an informal busker.  Buskers who do not pay the Fringe entry fee will not be featured in the Fringe programme or receive other publicity.

 

Opera House forecourt

08 Buxton Opera House Forecourt

The centre of the Festival, the Opera House is not available as a Fringe Venue!  However, busking-type events have been permitted on the forecourt by arrangement with the Opera House and Festival management.  The interval is too hectic a time for this to be feasible but during the day and before the start of the opera have worked well.  The Fringe Desk is off the forecourt and this is a good place to publicise Fringe shows.

Contact:   Pat Russell 01298 72050   theatresecretary@boh.org.uk


 
 

Cricket Ground

13 Buxton Cricket Club

Address:   The Park, Park Road, Buxton, SK17 6SG

Buxton Cricket Ground is a beautiful natural amphitheatre which has been used for staged and ambulatory outdoor drama.

Parking:   Small car park and on-street parking.

Toilets:

Contact:   

https://buxton.play-cricket.com

 
 

Bandstand

33a Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand

Modern built bandstand. Five years old - used for brass band concerts in summer, performances and civil weddings.

Radio microphone. Music played through 10 watt JBL Speakers on Promenade.

Accessibility:   Steps up to bandstand. 

Charges:   £100 a day. Technical assistance is at extra cost.

Contact:   Paul Kelsall, Pavilion Gardens 01298 23114 or email paul.kelsall@parkwood-leisure.co.uk

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Old Bowling Green

33e Pavilion Gardens - Old Bowling Green

A level grassed area approx 40m x 30m across the river from the Opera House and across the road from the Old Hall Hotel.  The park is open to pedestrians at all times.  Gates can be opened for vehicular access by arrangement.  Due to its proximity to the Opera House those using this space in the evening will need to be able to reassure the Festival that noise will not disturb their audiences.  Power is available by arrangement.

Charges:   Price on application

Contact:   Gareth Knapper,  gareth.knapper@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk


 

92 Discover Buxton's Victorian Tram

Buxtons Victorian Tram

Pick-up Point:   Buxton Opera House Forecourt, Water St, SK17 6XN

Capacity:   The tram is licensed to carry 8 passengers (when operating as a tour vehicle) but would be able to seat 10 people comfortably.

Description:   Discover Buxton Wonder of the Peak Tram or your very own "streetcar named desire"!
Parked by the Gates of the Pavilion Gardens next to the Opera House.
The tram is a unique vehicle having been converted from a milk float to look like a Victorian tram. It normally takes guided historic tours around the town and has two benches inside which face one another.  There is a platform on the back of the tram offering a small stage for performers.  It would be ideal for someone wanting to do close up magic or anyone requiring an intimate space.  It is quirky and delightfully different.

Accessibility:   Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access however the two steps onto the vehicle are shallow for ease of access.

Toilets:   Nearest public toilets are in Pavilion Gardens.

Parking:   Pay and display around The Square and Crescent. Pavilion Gardens car park.

Charges:   Negotiated.

Contact:   Netta 01298 79648   email netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk www.discoverbuxton.co.uk

 

 

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole's Cavern

Location:   THE COUNTRY PARK  Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH

Description:   The woodland trails cover 100 acres of woodland with several possible circular or linear routes for storytelling or acrobatic performances.

Additional Information:   The woodland has free public access and public rights of way whic must not be obstructed. A school room at the visitor centre may be used for workshops or reception/ticketing for woodland events. Suitable for daytime or evening events.

Accessibility:   The woodland trails start from the car park at Poole's Cavern.  The woods are on a hill which rises 100m from car park to summit.  There are steps and steep sections of path on most routes.  

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets including an accessible toilet in the Visitor Centre.  These are open from 9.30 to 5pm daily.


Parking:   Free dedicated parking is available for disabled visitors. Pay and Display car park on site.

Charges:   Vary depending on type of performance, above/below ground etc.

Contact:   Alan Walker 01298 26978  info@poolescavern.co.uk

Web: http://www.poolescavern.co.uk

 

 

99 Buxton Market

Spindrift performing in the Market Place 2019

Location:   Buxton Marketplace, Higher Buxton

Description:   Buxton Markets are offering a performance area within the market. This can be open air, or we can provide a covered open-fronted stall if preferred. An electric supply is also available if required.  

Additonal Information:   The Market Place is covered by a Premises Licence for street theatre, music, dancing etc. and we also have PPL and PRS licences in place. Time slots between 10am and 3pm are available free of charge on Saturday, 4th July and Tuesday, 14th July 2020. 

Please note, on Saturday,18th July 2020 we will be hosting the Day of Dance.  Do come along!

For more details please contact admin@buxtonmarkets.co.uk or call 07487 764038

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busking and Street Performances

There is no requirement for anyone to seek permission to busk in the town of Buxton as long as amplification and trading (eg. selling CDs) is not proposed.  However, permission must be sought for busking on the Opera House Forecourt (see 08, above).  Busking is not allowed within Pavilion Gardens.

Street theatre does need a license. Anyone wishing to perform Street Theatre or use amplification and/or trade must contact High Peak Borough Council – Licensing Office, Town Hall, Buxton, SK17 6EL tel: 01298 28406 email: Customer-services@highpeak.gov.uk with 'Licensing Street Theatre' in the subject line.  Anyone wishing to stage or promote their event within Pavilion Gardens must gain permission (see 33, above).

Performers should consider the risk to themselves of performing without public liability insurance.  Buskers are asked to respect the locality and town users as well as other performers.

Details of some open areas are below:


28 Town Hall Piazza

Town Hall Piazza

A large area of yorkstone paving in front of Buxton's Victorian Town Hall on the Market Place. This will be occupied during carnival week, 2nd - 11th July 2020.


 

The Slopes

37 The Slopes

At the bottom of Terrace Rd beneath the slopes of the Georgian promenade garden, this is a large area of level paving at the end of Buxton's main shopping street.


 

38 Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6DF

 

38a Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens is Buxton's main pedestrian shopping street. At the entrance to the modern mall is a canopy with power adjacent. Street performance is possible under here or on the adjacent areas.

 

 

38b The Springs Shopping Centre

The Springs Shopping Centre may have scope for mime artists and 'living statues' to perform inside. The Centre would license and pay the performer who would not be allowed to busk.

For further information contact: Centre Manager Tel: 01298 79320 
Web: www.thespringsshoppingcentre.co.uk

 

 

Other public spaces around the town are available if power is not needed. 

 


47 Around the Town

This is a catch all for events that happen outdoors in various places e.g. the Morris Dancing and some street performances.

Suggested locations:

Spring Gardens at the McColls/Iceland end.

Pavilion Gardens Promenade1.  By the entrance gate.  For permission, see 33, above.

Pavilion Gardens Promenade2.  By the Café.  For permission, see 33, above.

Market Place 'peninsula' near the bus stops for the Matlock direction.

Intending performers may email queries to venues@buxtonfringe.org.uk, with 'Street Performers and Busking' in the subject line.

 

 

Outreach Venues

 

25 King Sterndale

Approximately 3 miles outside Buxton on the A515 is the small Village of King Sterndale (SK17 9SF). In a lovely parkland setting surrounding the Pickford Estate are two Buxton Fringe Outreach venues in buildings dating from the mid 1800's.

25a Parish Hall

King Sterndale Parish Hall

The Village hall is housed in the former Village School.

The Hall, comprises the main hall 8.5m x 5.2m, a smaller room to the rear with it's own kitchen area, and a very large fully-equipped kitchen. There is also an outside area for seating.

The Hall accomodates approx 40 seated at tables in the main hall, or 50 seated theatre style, 60 for a standing buffet.

Accessiblity:   The Hall has been fully refurbished with disabled access and toilets.

Parking:   Available only on the roadside verges, please park considerately.

Charges:   On application

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856   buxtonparish@hotmail.com 

http://www.buxtonparish.org.uk/christ-church-king-sterndale/

 

King Sterndale Christ Church

 

25b Christ Church

Christ Church is 21m x 5.5m with a wooden vaulted ceiling reaching up to 6.8m. Good acoustics, organ available and plenty of power points. Pew-style seating (each Pew is 2m long) with 9 rows on one side and 13 on the other side. Additional seating at the back with choir stalls at the front, maximum occupancy 98, 2 fire exits.

We can provide a tailored package to meet your requirements and assistance in venue management through our active fundraising group, The Friends of Christ Church King Sterndale.

Access:   Disabled access to church. Toilets available across the road in the Parish Hall.

Parking:   Available only on the roadside verges, please park considerately.

Charges:   £15/hour.

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856  buxtonparish@hotmail.com

http://www.buxtonparish.org.uk/christ-church-king-sterndale/

 

 

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe

30 High Peak Bookstore and Cafe 

Address:   Brierlow Bar, Ashbourne Rd, Nr Buxton SK17 9PY.

Capacity:   50

Location:   Three miles south of Buxton on A515 Ashbourne Rd (5 minutes by car).

Description:.  A large bookshop, with a comfortable, welcoming cafe and bar within. We are looking to expand the entertainments we offer, so please contact us to discuss your needs. 

Additional Information:   We have a flexible space that can be used in a variety of ways. We can accommodate a range of events from small, intimate spoken performances to larger musical gigs. We currently host music and family events and are fully licensed for alcohol, music and performance.  Please note that a Temporary Event Notice is not needed for our venue.

A stage area and a PA system are available.

Accessibility:  Ramped entrance, level within, good wheelchair access.

Toilets:   Baby changing and accessible toilets.

Parking:  Ample car parking on site.  

Charges:   £20 per hour.

Contact:  Louisa McPhie 01298 71017 / 07888674404   louisa@bookstore-derbyshire.co.uk    www.highpeakbookstore.co.uk

 

 

 

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre

Spring Bank Arts Centre

Address:   Spring Bank, New Mills, SK22 4BH

Capacity:   The main studio (The Mackie Hall) can seat 100.

Description:   Dedicated to promoting the arts, the Centre re-opened in May 2012 after a three quarters of a million makeover funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The Grade II Listed former Victorian church building has been beautifully restored and includes a new annexe.  It provides a stunning performance venue with comfortable public areas and appointments.  In its guise as a church, the Centre established popularity in past years as an outreach venue of the Fringe in New Mills (Buxton 12 miles).

Additional Information:   The main studio (The Mackie Hall) has a raised end-on performance area which is partially demountable. The maximum size is approx 6m x 6m. However, the whole can be re-configured for more intimate performance in the body of the auditorium.  Dance performance can easily be accommodated.  There is stage lighting, sound equipment and wifi.  The hosts will undertake to offer refreshments at events, by agreement.

The venue has its own regular events programme and mailing list of "Friends" and will be keen to publicise events in the Fringe outreach season.  This could be a low cost opportunity to extend your audience whie in Buxton. The Fringe hopes entrants will avail themselves of this opportunity.

Accessibility:   One level within.  Ramp with disabled door leading into the main hall. 

Toilets:   Two toilets and disabled-access toilet.

Parking:   In the evenings, the Adult Learning Centre car park can be used.  Otherwise on-street parking.

Charges:   Negotiable - in the order of £80 per performance.

Contact:   Spring Bank Arts on 01663 308202 or springbankarts@gmail.com

Website:   www.springbankarts.org.uk

 

 
 
 
 

73 Sterndale Moor Social Club

Sterndale Moor Social Club

Address:   Sterndale Moor, Nr Buxton, SK17 9QB

Sterndale Moor Social Club is situated just 4 miles / 7 mins South of Buxton.  The club is set in a small village surrounded by the Peak District.

The Club can accommodate up to 200 people.  Complete with Function room with Wooden Dance floor and Stage (pictured).  Room may be dressed as required.  Separate Room with pool table, 2x snooker tables and dart board.  Both rooms have access to a Licensed Bar (2am late license).  Disabled Toilets and Ramp Available.  Also outside is Large Field & Car Park with space for festival/stage.  Outside toilets.  Childrens play area.

We are happy to accommodate a variety of artists/performers throughout the whole of the Fringe Festival from 8am until 2am (from 11pm we need to comply with licensing laws and show courtesy to our residents).

Hire Charge + Security Deposit is negotiable depending on size and length of booking.

Contact:   www.facebook.com/sterndalemoorsocialclub

 

75 Charles Cotton Hotel

Charles Cotton Hotel

Address:   Market Place, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AL

Descripton:   The Charles Cotton Hotel is an historic building in the centre of picturesque Hartington village, only 15mins drive from Buxton. The venue would be suited to music, comedy and spoken-word events.

The events room can accommodate c.75 if in theatre-style seating. Cabaret-style layout is also possible. We are not able to provide PA or lighting equipment.

Access:   Level floor throughout.  Unfortunately, no wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Parking:   Small car park at rear of hotel.  Easy parking at front.

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact:   Judy Dyer Tel: 01298 84229 Email: info@charlescotton.co.uk 

www.charlescotton.co.uk

 

80 Chelmorton Institute

Address:   Main Street, Chelmorton, SK17 9SH

Capacity:   Ground floor room maximum 130.  Upstairs room maximum 100.  On the assumption that both rooms are not being used for the same event.

Description:   Chelmorton Memorial Institute is a focus of village life, approximately 4 miles south-east of Buxton.

The hall has two rooms available: ground floor room, 38ft x 25ft; upstairs room overall size 41ft x 25ft including a stage measuring 16ft x 8ft,  

Additional Information:   Fully equipped kitchen also available by arrangement.  Please enquire for availability.

Accessibility:   Ground floor has double doors without steps.  Upstairs is only accessible by stairs.

Toilets:   Disabled facilities available.

Parking:   Some parking for performers and caterers' vehicles directly next to the hall, otherwise on-street parking.  

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact:   Harry and Ann Mayo 01298 85344 harry.mayo@btinternet.com    www.chelmortonvillage.org.uk/institute/  

 

 

Taddington

Situated 10 minutes drive East of Buxton, just off the A6, Taddington is one of the highest villages in the country.  Its close-knit community enjoys glorious Peakland scenery.

100 Bramwell Memorial Institute

Address:   Main Road, Taddington SK17 9UE

The Bramwell Memorial Institute (Taddington Village Hall) acts as a hub for the community. There are three rooms for hire; the main hall with a stage, which holds about 120 people, two smaller rooms, one of which is carpeted and suitable for workshops, seminars, meetings and sit-down events, the other, a small meeting room with kitchen facilities.

Accessiblity: 

Parking:   Small car park to rear of the hall.  

Charges:  See website for details.

http://www.taddington.org.uk/taddington-village-hall-about-us/

Contract:    Keith Washington 07802724100 bopperwash@gmail.com

 

101 St Michaels and All Angels

Address:   Main Road, Taddington SK17 9TR

Accessiblity:   The church has wheelchair access to the nave and chancel and separate wheelchair access to the attached Village Room with disabled toilet facilities and also easy access from the car park.

http://www.taddington.org.uk/church/

Contact:    Keith Washington 07802724100 bopperwash@gmail.com

 

120 Laugh Out Litton (LOL@Christ Church Litton)

Laugh Out Litton

Address:   Christ Church, Church Lane, Litton SK17 8QU

Capacity:   100

Description:   Flexible seating for audience size from 20 to 100. Stage of 4m wide and 3m depth, with entry from a room to the rear of the stage. Full lighting rig, operated by experienced lighting engineer.  The lighting will be set up in 'competition' mode. Professional sound system, supported by an experienced sound engineer. Black out curtains if required. Experienced front of house personnel, appropriate to the performance.

Additional Information:   Performers are asked to respect Christian values in their choice of material

Accessibility: There is an external step to the access door

Toilet:   Single WC in separate building within church grounds

Parking:   On-street within the village of Litton

Charges:   To be negotiated

Contact:   Michael Renger 01298 872862 mrenger@aol.com