How to buy tickets

All you need to know about Fringe ticketing.

Much of the information on this page does not apply in 2020. Most events are free but we urge you to make donations to the performers where possible.

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

Online (from June): The fastest and easiest way is to visit UV's online box office at There you can quickly buy tickets for all shows at Underground at The Old Clubhouse and Underground at The Arts Centre Studio, at any time, with no booking or transaction fees.

In person in advance: At the main Underground Box Office, upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, Water Street, you can buy tickets for all shows at Underground's venues. The Box Office is during the Fringe, from 20 minutes before the first show of the day (usually around 1pm).  Please note 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.) During the Fringe, customers can also get a free show once they've collected five different ticket stubs.

On the door: If the show isn't sold out, you can buy tickets on the door at any of Underground's venues, from at least 20 minutes before the start of every show. 

How to buy tickets for The Rotunda

Online (from April): Tickets will be available from the 1st April from The Rotunda's online box office at or or via their phone line 07487 228993, which will be open between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday from the same date. Please note for booking online, tickets will be sold primarily via - Rotunda's own touring 2019 festival. Buxton audiences and customers can still look through and browse the programme and shows on but on purchase the transaction will be redirected to Nomad Festival.

Some tickets will have a special Early Bird offer that will give a discount to people making bookings before 24th June. The Rotunda will be limiting the number of concession prices available this year to Fringe Friends, Children and Unwaged (proof of eligibility will be required) only.

On the door: The Rotunda will also accept payment on the door as last year, with the Rotunda's Box Office being set up in July in front of The Rotunda Theatre, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BE. The Rotunda will NOT be selling tickets through any other outlets, including the Opera House.


How to buy tickets for The Green Man Gallery

Tickets for shows at The Green Man Gallery go on sale on Monday 1st April 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 April).

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.

How to buy tickets for all other venues

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 and printed programme listings. 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. 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 at the entrance to the Pavilion Gardens conservatory can provide general advice but does not sell tickets.

Fringe for Free

Many of our events are absolutely free.

Friends' Concessions

Become a Fringe Friend and receive 10% off ticket sales! 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.