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Entries now open! We are now taking entries and our Take Part pages have been fully revised to be even easier to use. Why not take advantage of early entry discounts and maximise your publicity by organising your show and venue now! The deadline for earlybird discounted entry is February 28!


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Free Venues: Check out Keith's latest blog detailing an exciting Venues offer plus news of Underground!

Who's coming to this year's Fringe? Check out our Events as they come in...

Art competition! We are delighted to announce the winner of our competition to create artwork for the 2018 printed programme. It is New Mills artist Joanna Allen with her design Orange Festival Folk. Joint runners up were Amy Whelan and Pam Smart. Thanks to all who took part. We were delighted with the entries. Have a look at a selection here. Read about Joanna's inspiration.

Ticket sales up by 36%! We have now analysed our statistics and the results of our audience and entrants' surveys. Thanks to all who took part. With 189 entries, 2017's Fringe was our biggest ever and the audience increased too. Read all about it!

New appointment at AGM: At our latest AGM, long-serving treasurer Barbara Wilson stepped down and was succeeded by Stephen Walker.

Committee Meetings: Dates and details here.  

Galleries: See our updated picture galleries  and video gallery.

Community Links: Read about our successful workshop at the Pavilion Care Centre and see our great pics of the day!

Press releases: Our latest press releases in one place.

Nature knows best: Help us become greener. See the Fringe's environment and ethics page.


Fringe Friends - We now have 162 Friends helping to support the Fringe. It only costs £10 to join us - will you help us reach 200? Thank you to all our supporters,

Want to be kept in touch with our news? We now send out regular Fringe updates (including all the latest news from our entries co-ordinator) to all registered users so simply go to our Online area and follow the simple instructions. If you already have an account (because you entered the Fringe last year) then just check that our contact details are correct by logging in and clicking on the My Profile link.Shear genius: Fringe sheep

Buxton Opera House: Check out the Opera House's on-going drama programme including some familiar faces from the Fringe. See for details.

Committee dates: See About Us for dates and details of all committee meetings. We always welcome new volunteers and committee members. See Support Us for more info.