How to buy tickets

All you need to know about Fringe ticketing.

Please note the following information offers a general guide but is subject to updates before July. Keep in touch with venues info and updates here. You may also find this Explore Buxton page useful for advice on your visit to Buxton.


Buying tickets is easy as each event has its own booking information detailed on each event listing. For many shows, you will find tickets available on the door or in advance from the act's own tickets sales outlet. Seating is usually unreserved. Look out for discounts for children or for concessions (you may need to show proof of status). Here are some additional pointers:

How to buy tickets for Underground Venues

For 2021, tickets for shows at Underground are only available online. Tickets for all shows are available from and can be bought right up until the performance time. There are no booking or transaction fees.

If you encounter any problems booking online or don't have access to the internet, you can call on 0208 144 0070.

Underground are unable to sell tickets in-person at the venue this year.

Underground offer £1 off all shows to Fringe Friends and those over 65; and £2-£3 off all shows for students, under 18s and those who are unemployed or on a low income. (Email for more details.)

Please note, the above information post-dates the information in the printed Fringe guide.

How to buy tickets for The Green Man Gallery

Tickets for shows at The Green Man Gallery go on sale on 1st June and can only be bought through the venue.

In person in advance: Tickets can be bought in person at the gallery (cash, card or cheque). Please check their website at for opening hours. During July the gallery is open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

By phone in advance: Phone 01298 937375 during gallery opening hours and pay by card. (No booking fee.)

Online: Tickets for performances at The Green Man Gallery are also available online at (10% booking fee). Go to for ticket links (available from 1st June).

On the door: If available, tickets can be bought on the door immediately before each performance.
Doors open between 15 and 30 minutes before the show starts. Door times are publicised in the gallery’s own listings on their website and on Facebook. Cash payment only on the door.

Please note: The gallery cannot reserve tickets without payment. To receive their 10% discount on the full ticket price, Fringe Friends should book by telephone or call into the gallery.

How to buy tickets for all other venues and for online events

Refer to the ticketing information detailed on each event listing. Some performers choose to sell tickets via the Buxton Opera House - look for the Opera House Sales on the website. These tickets will be available from June onwards from Buxton Opera House Box Office, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN, 01298 72190, or via Box office sales at the Opera House will continue right up to the time of performance but internet sales will cease at close of business the day before. Fringe Friends should book in person or on the telephone in order to receive their 10% discount and show their card when they pick them up. Don't forget to pick up prepaid tickets (including those sold via internet) from the Opera House Box Office before the performance! Please note the Opera House is only able to advise on the tickets that it is selling. During the Fringe, the Fringe Information Desk, now in the Pavilion Gardens conservatory near the restaurant, can provide general advice but does not sell tickets.

Fringe for Free

Many of our events are absolutely free. Sometimes our performers ask for donations however - please be generous if you can.

Friends' Concessions

Become a Fringe Friend and receive 10% off the full price of a ticket! See our Friends page to sign up.

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. See also Visit Buxton's useful Accessible Buxton page.