Buxton is a historic spa town of great architectural beauty lying on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park. Its proximity to busy urban centres (it has been estimated that half the population of England lives within 50 miles of Buxton) as well as its spectacular natural surroundings means that Buxton is extremely popular with holidaymakers and visitors, particularly during Festival time.
Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe attract increasingly enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences from all over the country and abroad.
By road: Buxton is an hour's drive from the M1 and M6 motorways, Manchester, Derby, Stoke, Sheffield and Nottingham. See Map.
Buses and Trains: We are well served by buses from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke (Hanley), Leek, Glossop, Sheffield, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Derby and Nottingham. Frequent local buses run within the town.
Hourly trains run to and from Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport.
Trains run hourly from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly via Macclesfield and Stockport and from St Pancras through Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield.
Below is a google map of Buxton itself. The map marker shows the Buxton Opera House and our Fringe Desk is next door where (in July) you can get additional information about this year's Fringe.
We also have a venues map showing the location of our Fringe venues.
Accessibility information for people with disabilities
The Fringe believe that arts are for all and has a thriving Community Links scheme aiming to bring performances and workshops to people who might otherwise miss out.
The Fringe uses a wide number of venues, some more accessible than others. Our venues list offers useful information about the accessibility of key venues that are used during the Fringe as well as venue contact details for further enquiries.
High Peak Borough Council offers information about public toilets for people with disabilities here.
A Flavour of Buxton during July
With thanks to Bleak House Media for this town video made in 2014 and celebrating Buxton in all its glory at festival time.